Piling rig control system from Trimble 

Trimble is offering machine control options for piling and drilling machines from ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft as well as Junttan.
Bauma 2022 / October 27, 2022
Trimble is now offering a piling rig machine control system 
Trimble is now offering a piling rig machine control system 

The Trimble Groundworks package is a 3D machine control system said to improve efficiency and reduce downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and office-to-field connectivity.

The integration of Trimble software in the office and Trimble Groundworks in the field can increase the efficiency and productivity of piling operations, wirelessly syncing data to reduce site visits and provide a single data source.

Trimble Groundworks allows operators to create an in-field design for piling and create piling reports. To reduce blind spots, administrators can set avoidance zones in the design file. With stakeless workflows, Trimble Groundworks is said to reduce the need for surveyors to be near the machine, making job sites safer.

For an ABI Mobilram-System or DELMAG drill rig, the option to install a Trimble Groundworks base kit provides mounting hardware, brackets and an integrated wiring harness. Having the system installed in the factory can reduce cost and complexity for the customer.

"Trimble enables our customers to map the entire construction process from planning to quality management. On construction sites, for example, the pile grid does not have to be measured in place," said Tobias Schmidt, head of control engineering electrics at ABI.  

"A significant advantage of the Trimble Ready solution is the direct communication with the ABI control system, so that the sensor technology available on the machines can be integrated. The necessary mounting options on the machine are already prepared. This significantly reduces the costs required to equip a system from Trimble."

For the Junttan piling equipment, the technology is said to allow more efficient and safer working, along with stakeless workflows and 3D machine control. The system helps optimise productivity by allowing operations during the day or night. The 2D or 3D guidance technology allows accurate piling depth and direction, reducing driving time for each pile, cutting fuel consumption.

"Junttan strongly believes in the benefits of digitalisation in the piling construction field," said Karoliina Pesola, head of digital and measuring solutions, Junttan. "Trimble Groundworks connected to Junttan's machine control system PCD will provide a new dimension to our customers' piling experience."

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