Machine Control/Ag

Volvo Construction launches Co-Pilot, and new approach to services

April 15, 2016By

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses, according to Volvo CE. The announcement was made at bauma 2016, a building trade fair being held this week... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS enters partnership with CPAC Systems AB

April 15, 2016By

Hemisphere GNSS is significantly expanding its strategic partnership with CPAC Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by the Volvo Group. After signing a large contract, Hemisphere will now be the sole source of GNSS positioning and heading systems to CPAC Systems. Hemisphere’s technology is being used in the recently announced Co-Pilot series for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as part of Volvo... read more

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Free report offered on UAVs in precision agriculture

March 31, 2016By

Numerous factors will impact the economics and logistics of how farmers and growers will use drones in 2016 and beyond, according to a new report offered by the Commercial UAV Expo. In “Above the Field with UAVs in Precision Agriculture,” author Jeremiah Karpowicz examines factors such as: Potential impact of new FAA regulations Capabilities created or augmented with new sensor... read more

Agriculture moving to customized nitrogen fertilization

March 30, 2016By

Everyone involved in Canada’s agricultural sector is aware of the environmental issues associated with farming.To optimize performance and revenue while respecting the environment, for the past few years producers have been counting on a new ally: precision agriculture. read more

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Septentrio Americas delivers machine control receivers for world’s largest iron ore mine

March 16, 2016By

Vale’s new S11D mine is the largest iron ore project in the world. It will produce more than 90 million tons of iron ore annually when it becomes operational in the second half of 2016. Vale is leveraging technology from Septentrio and other mining companies to implement a highly automated truckless transport system that will substantially reduce fuel consumption and... read more

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Topcon announces robotic-based system for concrete paving

March 1, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group is offering a local positioning system (LPS) for concrete paving. The LPS Paving System is designed to provide a stringless paving solution in conditions when GNSS signals are blocked or unavailable. It uses multiple Topcon PS series robotic total stations — tracking two prisms mounted to the concrete paver — for steering and elevation control. “This robotic-based system does not encounter... read more

Leica Ultra locator finds underground utility lines

February 16, 2016By

Leica Geosystems has released the Leica Ultra underground service locating system for site engineers and underground utility specialists who need to trace buried utility lines accurately for safe underground excavations and utility surveys. The locating systems helps users attain the highest accuracy to avoid costly mistakes, such as cutting utility lines or delaying project schedules during excavation work. By providing a wide... read more

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Topcon releases 3D dozer machine control system

February 16, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has released a new 3D dozer machine control system — 3D-MCMAX. The system is driven by dual IMUs (inertial measurement unit) designed to increase on-grade performance where speed and blade response is maximized, while eliminating the need for a mast on the blade. The system uses Topcon 3D-MC2 technology with the dual IMU sensors and new, unique algorithms... read more

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