Road building takes centre stage on the SaMoTer Lab demo areaPublished 24/4 at 10:54
The 31st edition of SaMoTer will be held at the Veronafiere from 3-7 May 2023. At the Lab demo area equipment will be at work from CGT Caterpillar, Develon, Dynapac-Fayat Group, Incofin, Komatsu, Leica Geosystems, Spring Machine Control, Topcon Positioning, Sitech-Spektra - a Trimble Company, and Way.
SaMoTer will boast a new and revolutionary high tech area: Cantiere Digitale, The Digital Construction Site. This will be a full scale automated construction site set up in the SaMoTer Lab demo area in collaboration with Quelli del Movimento Terra. “SaMoTer Lab came about thanks to constant and continuous debate with the sector, which expressed the need for a venue specifically for technological displays, combined with updating, discussion and training opportunities. SaMoTer Lab consequently focuses on technological innovation, digitalisation, decarbonisation, safety and training. Cantiere Digitale - The Digital Construction Site - is the natural outcome of all this, as a full scale work place for cutting edge machinery and technologies,” explained Raul Barbieri, sales director of Veronafiere.
“The Digital Construction Site will host typical construction site processes several times a day to high-light advantages in terms of productivity, quality and safety thanks to the use of these technologies,” added Sara Quotti Tubi, SaMoTer event manager. Visitors attending SaMoTer will have the chance to watch 4.0 machinery and digital control technologies at work in construction of road infrastructure. These will be spread across three stages: surveying with drones, GPS, scanners, mobile mapping and robotics; design, with the creation of a 3D project to ensure a flat and regular new road surface and start renovation work; and machine to machine interaction, which is the stage when the project is uploaded to the processing machinery used.
CGT Caterpillar, Develon, Dynapac-Fayat Group, Incofin, Komatsu, Leica Geosystems, Spring Machine Control, Topcon Positioning, Sitech-Spektra - a Trimble Company, and Way, have joined the Digital Construction Site concept. “While the construction machinery sector is currently coping with rapid technological evolution, SaMoTer is back on the scene. SaMoTer Lab and the Digital Construction Site are a major response valorising the extent of these necessary changes,” said Sara Quotti Tubi.
SaMoTer is held alongside Asphaltica, the exhibition for road paving, safety and road infrastructure technologies and solutions promoted by and with Siteb-Strade Italiane & Bitumi.