Machine Control/Ag

Topcon’s new concrete paving system uses ‘millimeter GPS technology’

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group has launched a new system for automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon “millimeter GPS technology,” the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to concrete paving with a fraction of the hardware required for a traditional local positioning system. The new Z-Robot is an advanced... read more

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Topcon updates 2D indicate system for excavation, Wi-Fi for imaging

March 9, 2017By

Topcon Positioning Group is providing an update to its X-52 entry-level machine control system for excavation. The 2D system is designed to offer cost-effective indicate grade control. “The X-52 system features the all-new MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators,” said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. “Operators with limited exposure to machine control systems will find... read more

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Hemisphere launches 2 GNSS receivers, software and hardware

March 9, 2017By

Hemisphere GNSS has launched two new GNSS receivers to enable better positioning for machine control applications. The new receivers are in addition to products announced earlier this week, including GradeMetrix application software and an array of compatible GNSS hardware components. Designed for harsh construction environments, both the Vector VR1000 and the C321 base and rover (when combined with the new SiteMatrix... read more

Hemisphere GNSS launches smart antenna, machine control software

March 7, 2017By

Hemisphere GNSS has launched three new products: The Vector VR500 rugged all-in-one smart antenna GradeMetrix software for machine control and guidance applications The IronOne rugged display and computer Hemisphere GNSS made the announcements at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, being held this week in Las Vegas. Hemisphere GNSS is exhibiting at booth G71925. Vector VR500 Smart Antenna The Vector VR500 is designed specifically for harsh machine control environments, the multi-frequency,... read more

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What is the biggest unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) challenge?

March 6, 2017By

What is the biggest challenge facing the UAV industry? Go to gpsworld.com/17marpoll to give us your opinion by March 22 and you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Here are the possibilities on offer, plus an “other” category for you to specify something bigger if you think we’ve omitted anything. Better quality images and... read more

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Udee backpack could answer protection needs for mobile workers

March 3, 2017By

A new backpack could be the perfect answer for field workers, remote workers and people who travel with expensive equipment. The Udee backpack has 19 features, and was made possible through an IndieGoGo Kickstarter campaign. The versatile and user-friendly design is equipped with 19 features designed specifically for serious travelers and outdoor workers who need to stay connected and protect valuable equipment... read more

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Next-generation of grade control integrates 3D automatics

March 3, 2017By

Trimble is offering Trimble Earthworks for Excavators and Earthworks for Dozers. Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Reengineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade control platform features intuitive, easy-to-learn software that runs on an... read more

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Agriculture robots market projected to reach US$5.7 billion by 2024

January 20, 2017By

The agriculture robots market is projected to reach US$5.7 billion by 2024, according to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The diverse nature of the competitive landscape in the global agriculture robots market presents a number of prominent players for each of its key regions, TMR analysts said. PrecisionHawk Inc., Clearpath Robotics and Harvest Automations Inc. were the leaders of the... read more

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