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.

What is 2D machine control?

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.

What is 3D machine control?

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.

Can GPS be used for machine control?

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.

3D-MC Platform
3D-MC Platform

3D-MC offers greater control and safety for graders and dozers.
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.

3D-MC2 Grader
3D-MC2 Grader

3D-MC² maximizes dozer speed and accuracy.
Millimeter GPS Grader
Millimeter GPS Grader

Coded laser offers accurate zone positioning for fine grading.
3D-MC Platform
3D-MC Platform

3D-MC offers greater control and safety for graders and dozers.
LPS Robotic Grader
LPS Robotic Grader

LPS Robotic Grader gives precise positioning if satellite coverage fails.
System 5
System 5

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

MC-Max Excavator
MC-Max Excavator

Excavator control systems built to keep you in control.
3D Excavator System
3D Excavator System

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

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.

3D-MC Milling
3D-MC Milling

Milling is simplified using GPS, 3D design, and modeling.
P-32 2D Paving System
P-32 2D Paving System

Precise screed control for asphalt pavers
2D Milling Control
2D Milling Control

2D Milling uses pre-selected references and sonic averaging.
RD-MC Machine Control
RD-MC Machine Control

RD-MC’s sonic tracker gives control for variable paving needs.

3D-MC Asphalt
3D-MC Asphalt

Topcon 3D paving systems are equipped with Millimeter 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
RD-MC Machine Control
RD-MC Machine Control

RD-MC’s sonic tracker gives control for variable paving needs.

3D-MC Concrete
3D-MC Concrete

Pave precisely with 3D-MC to plan and execute within a zone.

2D-MC
2D-MC

2D-MC is machine control built for compact construction equipment.
MC-Mobile
MC-Mobile

MC-Mobile is a 3-in-1 system for layout, machine control and grade checking.

C-53 Intelligent Compaction
C-53 Intelligent Compaction

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

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