Engineers are always busy finding simpler solutions to problems and strive to decrease the time that a particular activity requires. One such endeavor has resulted in this particular machinery which is more than just a symbol of great engineering, it is frikkin’ cool and awesome.
How much paving you reckon, a paver is able to accomplish in a day? The right answer is 100 sq. meter. How do you think this compares to achieving a minimum paving of 400 square meter in a day? So what does this machine do exactly? You provide it with cobblestones and it will lay them down in a pattern to build a road that would require a couple of hours if done manually. This machine is known as Tiger Stone Paving Machine and is being called; ‘Road Printer’ due to the way it works. It can lay down about 400 yards of road per day.
Tiger Stone requires 1-3 operators on its platform to provide the machine’s pusher slot with loose bricks from the hopper. One thing you have to be aware about is that the bricks need to be given to machine in the required pattern. The next step utilizes gravity to let these bricks slide together onto the sand in the form of a road-wide sheet of bricks.
Tiger Stone is powered electrically and has very little moving parts therefore the noise and maintenance is quite less. By using the built-in sensors, it is capable to stay on track which is outlined by the curbs. It comes in varying sizes and accompanying prices; 13,16 and 20 ft width is available and it ranges from $81,485 to $108,655.
Amazing isn’t it?