Smart excavation tools from Topcon

Topcon Positioning Group is expanding its portfolio of machine control solutions for earthmoving applications. The new solutions include tiltrotator functionality for the Automatic Excavator system, mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) display options, among other additions.
Topcon has widened its range of tools for earthmoving work
Topcon has widened its range of tools for earthmoving work

Advanced tiltrotator functionality allows Automatic Excavator operators to easily swivel or tilt the bucket with automatic boom control for faster and more efficient excavation.

“If excavator operators are in situations such as at the top of the slope, grading a long incline and not totally perpendicularly lined up, positioning the cutting edge of the bucket to the surface is more easily attainable with the tiltrotator functionality,” said Murray Lodge, senior VP of construction. “Operators can excavate more quickly, moving the excavator fewer times, with less wear and tear on the chassis. It is also extremely beneficial when navigating around manholes, trenches, and generally tight spaces.”

Lodge said, “We have had tiltrotation functionality for a number of years, but in previous systems. Now, it will be available for the Automatic Excavator as well. Operators are ready for this tool and once they see the new capabilities it will bring, they will not want to work without it.”  

Another resource in the small excavator and compact track loader machine control offering includes bring your own device options that can work as a substitute for control boxes in some applications. This solution incorporates the same hardware for Topcon 3D machine control with an indicate-only option running on Android devices with a free app — Pocket-MC, which is part of the new MC Mobile system family.

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