Plantworx 2023

South Wales based machinery dealers EMS Limited will be attending their first ever Plantworx show in June displaying a variety of equipment from their range of Optimas material handling solutions.

Manufactured in Germany, Optimas has been manufacturing machinery and attachments for the paving industry since 1978. The wide range of equipment manufactured by Optimas encompasses both the preparation of the ground prior to paviour laying and also the handling of paviours, kerbs and edgings. All of their products have been designed to make the installation easier, safer and quicker allowing site teams to complete projects in a shorter space of time.

EMS Limited will be showcasing the Optimas VPM self-propelled vacuum kerb layer on stand C-NB11 with demonstrations on C-NC2. The VPM is designed to handle a standard pallet with a maximum width of 1320mm and has a carrying capacity of 1600kg The VPM’s bult-in crane arm, can lift a 140kg kerb stone and work a full 360° radius around the machine moving the load safely to a distance of 3m. Powered by a Honda petrol or Hatz diesel engine, the VPM allows safe and simple positioning of heavy slabs or kerbs by a single person.   

The VPM will be joined by the Optimas Finliner, the multi-talented bucket designed for accurate material placement for hard shoulders, foundation for kerbs and gutters and for backfilling of trenches.

The Finliner can be filled with material as a conventional bucket or straight from a dumper or tipper and allows material to be accurately placed and levelled via a conveyor belt and outlet guide.

The third Optimas product Sean and his team will be showing is the Multi6 M paver clamp. Designed to be carried by any conventional excavator, backhoe loader or wheeled loader, the Multi6 M can pick up paviours covering 0.6m2 up to 1.5m2 and up to 240mm thick before accurately placing them onto a prepared surface. The simple, yet effective design allows for the rapid and safe installation of large areas of paving by a single operative.

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