“I’ve had about 22 years’ experience in compaction. People say they’re simple machines, but when you really look at them – the vibration systems and everything else – they’re quite unique.”
During his time at Conplant, Dary has overseen a number of revolutionary innovations including IICAS, a smart collision avoidance system designed to ensure collisions in working environments are reduced or avoided, Unmanned Roller, a unique hybrid design (remote and manned access) giving the user remote control in high risk environments and ROPS2, a rollover prevention system that warns the user of a dangerous angle and shuts down the roller’s vibration if required.
And the latest Conplant innovation Dary is excited about?
“Right now, we’re working on I-Steer Edge Control. Designed for articulated rollers, this automated steering control technology utilises sensors to automate steering to maintain a consistent path when working alongside an edge, wall or barrier.
“It can be difficult for roller operators to compact earth up to the edge of pavement or kerbs without collisions. I-Steer helps eliminate that problem by automatically steering the roller to compact earth up to a measured distance from the edge without touching it.”