The system now benefits from Horizontal Steering Control and is offered on Vögele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control is said to be a major step ahead in operator assistance for users of Vögele pavers.
The system can be used to steer Vögele asphalt pavers automatically and also controls the screed width. The steering and screed functions follow a 3D design, which is programmed into the system. According to Trimble, this is the most advanced 3D paving technology the company has developed so far.
Providing auto steering and screed control allows for higher quality paving while also meeting high accuracy requirements and boosting productivity at the same time.
As the system controls these functions, the operator has more of a machine supervisory role and will be less fatigued than with using conventional systems.
Other improvements from the system include waste reduction and improved jobsite sustainability. The system also allows users to estimate material quantities more accurately before work starts as well as consuming less asphalt during the paving process, delivering major cost benefits.