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Trimble announces placer/spreader machine control for improved paving productivity and less material waste

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article image The Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System for placer/spreaders can significantly improve paving productivity and reduce material waste on concrete road and airport surfaces.

Trimble has introduced the new Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System version 2.2 for Guntert & Zimmerman and GOMACO placer/spreader machines. The new version of PCS900 further automates the paving train by allowing contractors to use GNSS-based positioning in conjunction with a base station to steer the machine and control the machine’s elevation according to the 3D model. The enhanced PCS900 can significantly improve paving productivity and reduce material waste on concrete road and airport surfaces.

Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System version 2.20 delivers multiple advantages including fast return on investment; and less waste and no strings.

Fast return on investment

Paving contractors can utilise key Trimble grade control components on their slip form pavers, allowing new and existing users to realise a faster return on their investment in Trimble technology. With the availability of GNSS-based 3D machine control for placer/spreaders, contractors can move their Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System display, radio, sensors and GNSS receivers across even more machines in their fleet.

The factory-fit integration between GOMACO and G&Z placer spreaders and PCS900 gives contractors an easy to learn, seamless paving control solution. Operators can make any necessary adjustments to machine guidance with the familiar onboard 2D system, reducing the training time needed to learn a new system.

Less waste and no strings 

When machine control is not used, a concrete placer/spreader is controlled manually or by two stringlines, one on each side of the lane being paved. The PCS900 system eliminates the time-consuming labour spent setting up these stringlines. The Trimble PCS900 system uses GNSS-based positioning to keep the placer/spreader on the target alignment, design and slope so contractors can spread material faster and more efficiently while reducing labour costs. 

Availability

Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System version 2.2 is currently available for GOMACO placer/spreader machines with G22 or G+ machine controllers through GOMACO in North America. PCS900 version 2.2 for the Guntert & Zimmerman placer/spreader machines with MC300 or Plus+1 machine controllers is available through Trimble’s worldwide SITECH Technology Dealer Channel.

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