Trimble paving machine control speeds trains, cuts wasted mix volumes

Sources: Trimble Heavy Civil Construction Division, Dayton, Ohio; CP staff

The new Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System (Version 2.2) enables Gomaco Corp. and Guntert & Zimmerman-equipped contractors to precisely steer concrete placer/spreader machines and set slab elevation according to a 3D model. The resulting alignment eliminates labor requirements attending machine guidance through manual or slab edge string line methods, and accelerates concrete mix spread rate.

A Global Navigation Satellite System-based 3D placer/spreader control with base station, Trimble engineers note: a) allows paving contractors to move their system display, radio, sensor and receiver devices between more machines in their fleets; and, b) affords existing users an upgrade option bringing a faster return on their technology investment. The PCS900 system version 2.20 is available for Gomaco models with G22 or G+ machine controllers through Gomaco Corp. in North America; and, Guntert & Zimmerman models running the EGON machine control system through Trimble’s worldwide Sitech Technology Dealer Channel. —