Trimble Australia introduces version 2.1 of its 3D asphalt milling solution. The announcement was made today at bauma 2013, the 30th international fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.
The Trimble PCS900 paving control system for milling machines helps contractors mill a smoother and higher quality surface, reduce machine stoppage and minimise costly rework. Cutting-edge hot swap functionality in the Trimble SPS930 universal total station maintains continuity and accuracy of milling operations without stopping the machine. System portability enables contractors to use the system on multiple machines and jobsites for quicker and higher ROI.
Collectively, the Trimble PCS900 paving control system ensures significantly improved productivity for contractors through the elimination of stringline, and reduced machine stoppage and rework.
Automatic total station transition enables continuous milling without stops
The PCS900 paving control system uses the industry-leading Trimble SPS930 universal total station and active targets to guide the milling drum to grade. Unique Trimble technology allows the system to hot swap, or automatically and instantly transition, to the next total station without stopping the machine to make a manual transition. By automatically maintaining the same tolerance between total stations, PCS900 also ensures a smoother milled surface at the transition point and reduces the need to re-mill spots along a long roadway project.
The SPS930 also requires significantly fewer manual adjustments than fan laser based systems to maintain its high level of accuracy and deliver a smoother final surface.
2D interface and portable option get the mill in production faster
PCS900 v2.1 for milling machines is very easy for job crews to set up, operate and maintain. As a CAN-based paving control solution, it communicates directly with factory-installed 2D systems from most milling machine manufacturers and allows the operator to control both the 2D and 3D sensor configurations from a single display.
A new portable version of the PCS900 system encloses the machine radio, power module, and wiring in one easy-to-install magnetically mounted unit, reducing daily set up time to typically less than ten minutes. Unlike other systems that require multiple components to be set up and re-calibrated daily, the PCS900 is easy for contractors to install and move between different milling machines and job sites. Milling contractors can spend more time milling and less time managing the technology.