Trimble has released new CCS900 Compaction Control System, the compaction control solution that combines finished grade quality control and analysis with advanced compaction control and documentation.
With the Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System, the earthworks contractor can now compact sub-surface material to a target density, analyse sub-surface grade post-compaction for deficiencies in the surface (whether certain locations are high, low or on grade), and catch grade control mistakes in real-time, prior to the start of the final road building process.
The new system enables the contractor to better control the compaction process, making operations more efficient and productive. Improved efficiency is accomplished by reducing unnecessary passes that might result in over compaction.
Material surfaces are compacted faster with better in-place densities—improving the efficiency of other earthworks operations, such as optimisation of haul truck times, and improved water drainage and management.
Finally, the early detection of sub-surface material anomalies means that soft spots and hidden obstructions can be excavated and re-graded or compacted prior to the more costly phases of the construction process.
The Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System is based on the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System—the industry leading modular grade control solution for mass excavation through finished grade earthworks.
It can be configured for use with GPS+GLONASS satellites for high accuracy, centimetre-level real time kinematic (RTK) positioning and guidance or GPS base station-free capabilities using Satellite-based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) such as the U.S. Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), and Japans MTSAT Satellite-based Augmentation System (MSAS).
Customers with existing Trimble GCS900 Grade Control Systems version 10 or higher can configure the new Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System using the same control box and existing on-machine components.
The new Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2007 through the Trimble distributor network.