Caterpillar and Axenox Strike Agreement for Oxclaw® and Bullox® Asphalt Paving Screed Systems


Caterpillar Inc. recently announced it has entered into an agreement with Axenox Inc. to acquire the intellectual properties of 2 of its asphalt paving screed products: Oxclaw® textured screed plates and Bullox® modular screed plate system that will be available options exclusively for Cat® asphalt paving customers.

Oxclaw’s innovative 3-dimensional textured screed provides lateral compaction confinement to asphalt material. This improves mat density and smoothness as well as density at the joint to reduce compaction expense and improve chances of achieving pay bonuses. Screed cast plates are made with high strength chromium carbide, delivering high wear resistance and longer life in the field.

A revolutionary new way to secure the plate to the screed, the Bullox system reduces screed plate change time up 80%, from days to less than 4 hours, lowering costs and maximizing paver uptime availability. After a one-time installation of the insulated conductor plate, simple screed plate changes are completed using a patented lock-and-go system, eliminating the need to access and remove the nuts and bolts.

The Axenox® screed system will be exclusively available for Cat customers and supported by the extensive Cat dealer network.

Source: Caterpillar Inc.

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