Volvo Compact Assist is an in-cab app that helps asphalt compactor operators improve productivity and efficiency, while achieving target densities. By using it daily, operators can say goodbye to guess work and confidently monitor the progress of their work from inside the cab.
There are three levels (or packages) of our Compact Assist Intelligent Compaction system. Each package provides varying degrees of access to the core functions of pass mapping, temperature mapping and density/stiffness mapping, and all three are powered by the 10-inch Volvo Co-Pilot in-cab tablet.
Understanding the differences between the three packages can help you determine which one is ideal for your business and can help you improve operator performance. Below, I’ve broken down the primary differences.
Level 1: Compact Assist Start
What It Is: Compact Assist Start is our entry-level package that’s perfect for customers who haven’t used Intelligent Compaction before.
What It Does: Provides real-time information on pass and temperature mapping in a system that’s as easy to use as a smartphone.
Pass mapping gives operators a clear on-screen view of the roller’s coverage of the asphalt, highlighting stop points and overlaps so adjustments can be made quickly and efficiently without missing a spot.
Temperature mapping ensures that compaction is completed at the optimum pavement temperature. A color-coded map of surface temperatures and the ability to set the maximum/minimum range enables operators to easily avoid rolling with a mix temperature that is too hot or too cold.
Set Up Process: No setup process required — set target and begin.
Available on These Models: Volvo DD110C, DD120C, DD128C and DD140C asphalt compactors.
Level 2: Compact Assist
What It Is: Compact Assist is the middle level of our Intelligent Compaction system that’s ideal for customers looking to record and track data across a jobsite.
What It Does: Includes pass and temperature mapping like Compact Assist Start, but also provides greater accuracy and reporting opportunities through the addition of a high-accuracy GPS antenna, recorded and saved job data, automatic job report creation with USB and over-the-air downloads.
Set Up Process: Short setup process — create job and lift.
Available on These Models: Volvo DD105, DD105 OSC, DD110C, DD120C, DD128C and DD140C asphalt compactors.
Level 3: Compact Assist with Density Direct
What It Is: Compact Assist with Density Direct is our most comprehensive package that combines all the features of Compact Assist with the addition of density mapping functions for those serious about increasing productivity and delivering a faster bonus.
What It Does: Provides pass mapping, temperature sensing and exclusive real-time density estimations over 100% of the mat. Paving contractors who use Compact Assist with Density Direct know exactly when they hit target densities.
Set Up Process: Short setup process to start working, and calibration process is required for Density Direct
Available on These Models: Volvo DD105, DD110C, DD120C, DD128C and DD140C asphalt compactors.
Requirements to Upgrade Your Compact Assist Package
Our DD110C, DD120C, DD128C and DD140C all come prewired for Compact Assist Start, Compact Assist and Density Direct. Compact Assist Start is not yet available for the DD105 or DD105 OSC.
Upgrading the system can be done through aftermarket, and then downloaded over the air or at your Volvo dealer. All harnesses and hardware are included with the Start system, except for the primary and secondary high accuracy GNSS antennas.
If you’re ready to take your intelligent compaction to the next level, your Volvo dealer can help you make a seamless transition.
Compact Assist for Soil Compactors
While these packages were created for Volvo asphalt compactors, there’s a Compact Assist system for Volvo soil compactors too that includes pass mapping and compaction mapping. It’s a big help to speed up accurate compaction for site prep, road subsurfaces and more.
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