This year, Trimble—a company that specializes in positioning products—introduced a new GPS configuration for their GCSFlex Grade Control System. They made the announcement at Intermat 2012, which is, according to their website, an international exhibition for equipment and techniques for construction and material industries.
Trimble was founded in 1978, and makes and sells technology that includes GPS, laser, and wireless communication.Their technology is designed to help in many different fields, like agriculture, public safety, or construction. They also develop software that adapts to the needs of the user.
Using GPS To Dig Better
Excavators work hard, and it takes much prep work to do the job right. With the help of the new GCSFlex Grade Control System with GPS technology, contractors can now work more efficiently and without having to do much prep work. The new GPS technology helps the excavator dig to the depth needed, taking into account any other important factors, like slope or alignment, without having to do all the preparation at an office. It is now possible to do the prep work with GPS and in-field templates that are made from the control box.
How The System Works
This system, named GCSFlex system with GPS guidance, allows the user to create in-field designs in 2D instead of 3D. This gives more flexibility to the user, without making it too complicated. The system includes easy to use menus so the user can create an in-field template and start digging in no time. It’s designed to be used even by those that have little, or even absolutely no experience in the area. The new system gives flexibility, freedom, and it saves time. In any business, these three things are highly important. Efficiency is key to raising production and cutting down costs.
When Will It Be Available?
The new GCSFlex Grade Control System will be available in the second quarter of the 2012. It will be sold by SITECH Technology Dealer Channel. Trimble is an example of a company that is using GPS technology in an innovative way.