According to the firm, this package is a highly accurate, automatic 3D screed control system that can improve paving productivity as well as delivering better rideability for vehicles. The package directly references the design rather than a surface or stringline and this helps to reduce the quantities of asphalt required, as well as cutting materials wastage. Contractors employing this system can minimise cost overruns and help ensure that projects finish on time and under budget.
The Android-based application runs on the touch-screen Trimble TD520 Display. The software has an interface that will be familiar to users of other Trimble systems and is said to be intuitive and easy to learn. Operators can personalise the interface to match their workflow; configurable views make it easier to see the right perspective for maximum productivity. The sophisticated software and hardware technology from Trimble is said to allow operators of all skill levels the ability to work faster and more productively than before.
Trimble Roadworks uses the firm’s proven hardware. Using components from the Earthworks packages increases portability of the hardware and boosts the return on investment for users. The package uses the Android operating system and users can download other third-party applications that provide the operator with additional useful tools inside the cab.
According to the firm, office-to-field connectivity reduces waste and overruns with efficient communication and data transfer across the project. Using a Trimble SNM941 Connected Site Gateway, Trimble Roadworks allows the transfer of 3D designs from the office to the machine through the cloud. This means that the operator accesses the latest design. Meanwhile, production data collected from the machine is automatically synced back to the office.