Machine control is used to accurately position machinery based on GNSS systems and 3D design models. Several machine control systems use the Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) to improve positioning accuracy for streamlining the different construction site workflows. They are available for various machines, for example, pavers, graders, excavators, soil and asphalt compactors, trimmers, forest machines, tractors and milling machines. Machine control systems aid the operator and improve efficiency and safety.
Many benefits of machine control
Better efficiency and productivity
Improved worksite safety: anti-collision
Time saving – Doing the job right the first time
Ease of scalability
Lower surveying cost
Reduction of overall costs
Machine's current position is determined and then compared to the position with a desired design surface. The difference is then displayed to the operator, who can then easily determine what is required to create the needed design. Machine control systems can provide a visual guide to the position of the blade for its operator, for instance, or they can automatically move the blade to grade by instructing the machine’s hydraulics.
While machine control improves the quality of work, it also increases work site safety by ensuring that the machines are in total control and they do not collide. Machine control also increases job satisfaction, because it lessens the need for rework – everything is done correctly the first time. There are, of course, also environmental benefits, such as longer machine lifecycle and lesser fuel consumption and thus, reduced CO2 emissions. Machine control makes the work more accurate, which, for instance, in smart farming means less overlap and waste and optimal use of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
Why use SATEL in machine control applications
Own network available
- Fixed capacity
- Extreme areas
- All the time
- Professional design & high-quality components
- 100% data transmission tested equipment
- 3 years’ warranty / Mean time between failures > 30 years
Flexibility in hardware design
- Several frequency bands (UHF, 5G, LTE)
- Field proven mechanics (IP67 / IP69K)
- Equal footprint for different variants (400 / 800 / 900 MHz)
- Network design
- Technical support and training
- Global approvals
- Implementation for control systems
- Short delivery times
- Accurate quantities
Radio compatibility and modulations
- FSK modulations (4FSK / 8FSK / 16FSK)
- LTE global bands
Examples of applications that benefit from SATEL’s radio technology
Surveying / Field metering
Machine to machine
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