India: Trimble, in association with its dealer distribution channel, SITECH and earthmoving equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar is organising Customer Meet and Demonstration in Faridabad, India from May 19-21, 2010. During the event, the company is demonstrating Trimble GCS 900, GCS 600 and DDS 300. According to a company official, this is the first time that GCS 900 is being demonstrated in India.
With these products, Trimble is aiming to attract key players in infrastructure development, especially National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), responsible for the development, maintenance, management and operation of National Highways. According to PIB, India has the second largest road network in the world with 3.3 million kilometers of road and about 500 kilometers of paved road per 1000 square kilometers. The national highways constitutes to about 2% (70,548 km.) of the total road length in the country.
The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System represents the next-generation 3D system from the company that invented 3D grade control. It puts design surfaces, grades and alignments inside the cab. The system uses GPS, GPS and laser, or construction total station technology to accurately position the blade or bucket in real time, significantly reducing material overages and improving the contractor’s productivity and profitability.
The GCS600 Grade Control System is designed to be used on motor graders for fine grading work. It uses two AS400 angle sensors and one RS400 rotational sensor to calculate the cross slope of either side of the blade, as well as an LR410 laser receiver or an ST400 Sonic Tracer to provide elevation control. Using the ST300, the system allows stringline, previous pass, or curb and gutter tracing. Using one or two LR410 laser receivers, one can use the system for fine grading plane surfaces.
The Spectra Precision Laser DDS300 Depth Display System from Trimble is known for a range of excavation work on the building construction jobsite, including the excavation of basements and footers as well as trenching for sewage and utility installation. It is exclusively for contractors and owner operators with multiple machines needing flexibility in their excavating solution.
Source: Our Correspondent