TAG: machine control

AGCO expands service offerings for guidance systems with NovAtel, TerraStar

May 9, 2017By

AGCO Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment solutions, is expanding its automatic guidance product offering to enable its customers using AGCO Auto-Guide and VarioGuide customers with NovAtel SMART6-L receivers to acquire TerraStar satellite correction signals for enhanced positioning performance. The TerraStar-C and TerraStar-L correction services are subscription-based services that are delivered over satellite, utilizing a system of more... 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 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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Hexagon and Locata offer solution to the mining puzzle

March 6, 2017By

Locata Corporation and Hexagon Mining have partnered to bring Locata technology to mines. The JPS (Jigsaw Positioning System) is a radiolocation technology that replicates a highly accurate positioning network system, augmenting GNSS satellites with a ground-based positioning network. Created in partnership with Locata, JPS provides the same positioning accuracy of GNSS, but without the signal drop-out in deep pits and against... read more

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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Vertical RTK system increases accuracy for agriculture

December 19, 2016By

Trimble has launched a patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint RTK is available in North America and Australia as an unlock on the Trimble FmX integrated and TMX-2050... read more

Trimble grade control available for precision guidance on Engcon excavators

November 9, 2016By

Trimble and Engcon announced at Trimble Dimensions that the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System can now be used with Engcon tiltrotator excavator attachments. Trimble machine control gives excavator operators using an Engcon tiltrotator precision guidance, which can result in time and fuel savings for contractors. “Working closely with Trimble, we have made high-precision guidance available for Engcon tiltrotator attachments,” said Fredrik... read more

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Trimble xFill for machine control sustains RTK positioning during outages

November 8, 2016By

Trimble’s GCS900 Grade Control System is now available with xFill technology to sustain real-time kinematic (RTK) positions during correction outages. xFill uses Trimble RTX technology, delivered via satellite, to “fill in” for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages. As a result, contractors can experience fewer interruptions and less machine downtime. The announcement was made... read more

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