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Earthworks companies have been using machine control technology on their equipment in North America since the late 1990s.
Using machine control, operators can view design models, GPS coordinates and other positioning data in real-time. The technology can be deployed on excavators, bulldozers, graders, loaders, drillers & pilers, rollers, pavers, and most other types of heavy equipment. Equipment operators use this information to adjust the position and angle of various attachments, increasing accuracy and efficiency in their work.
For mid- and large-size construction projects, machine control systems significantly increase productivity, allowing better allocation of equipment and people. This results in cost savings for a variety of earth moving, grading, compacting, piling, or paving jobs.
Machine control systems are most commonly guided by GPS/GNSS, but also using total stations or sonar. Challenger provides a wide variety of support services to help our clients establish and maintain machine control components and networks:
Each site where machine control is deployed has its own unique challenges. Challenger has years of experience on numerous transportation projects across Western Canada and the North. Contact us to find out how our machine control specialists can help you make the most of this technology.