Machine Control

Get more done - accurately and repeatably

Machine control increases productivity for seasoned operators and newer ones, too.

Predictable results for earthmoving and paving applications

Machine control can be implemented on a single machine, an entire fleet, or a combination of these. Simple systems may just monitor and enable a single machine, while more sophisticated platforms may allow networking of jobsites around the world — allowing managers to oversee projects dispersed over large territories in real time.

Options vary based on need. A contractor who only needs to know the height or depth of their bucket, blade, or screed may opt for a 2D system. These relatively inexpensive systems may use sonic sensors or rotating lasers and laser sensors to provide height and depth information.

Someone who needs height information along with the position of a machine on a jobsite may choose a 3D system. If an operator only needs to be told where to dig, a guidance (or indicate-only) system may be enough. If, however, they prefer a blade or bucket to follow the contour of a design surface by itself, a fully-controlled (or automatic) system may be more appropriate.

Other items to consider depend on jobsite conditions. If a job is under open skies where satellite access is a possibility, correction services, GPS, or GNSS are options that can provide position information. If the jobsite is obstructed by trees, buildings, tunnels or other structures, a robotic total station or LPS system may be a better alternative.

MC-Max Dozer
MC-Max Dozer

Bulldozer control systems tailored to the way you work.
i-53 Indicate Dozer System
i-53 Indicate Dozer System

Topcon i-53 is an indicate dozer system that keeps operators on grade.

System 5
System 5

System 5’s ease of use results in better grading performance.

3D Excavator System
3D Excavator System

Topcon’s 3D Indicate Excavator System allows users of 2D excavator systems to upgrade to 3D.
MC-Max Excavator
MC-Max Excavator

Excavator control systems built to keep you in control.

Drill Rig
Drill Rig

The DR-53i Drill Rig system saves operators time, costs and hassles by providing navigation assistance and reducing the need to survey, mark holes and pound hubs.

P-32 2D Paving System
P-32 2D Paving System

Precise screed control for asphalt pavers

3D-MC Asphalt
3D-MC Asphalt

Topcon 3D paving systems are equipped with Millimetre GPS technology.
P-32 2D Paving System
P-32 2D Paving System

Precise screed control for asphalt pavers
Thermal Mapper
Thermal Mapper

Use the Thermal Mapper to identify thermal segregation issues while changes can still be made

C-53 Intelligent Compaction
C-53 Intelligent Compaction

C-53’s positioning feedback creates aligned team results.

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