Modular 3D machine control excavation system

May 28th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Topcon Positioning Group’s new 3D machine control system, the X-53x, is designed to offer a faster, modular and upgradeable aftermarket solution for excavation. The system features fully-integrated GR-i3 receivers for precise positioning of the boom, stick and bucket at all times, as well as the MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators and provides a customisable machine control platform to address future project demands. The system is designed as an integrated GNSS receiver and antenna all in one, providing powerful performance in harsh environments. The system is engineered to be easily upgradeable for future excavation demands as technology becomes available. As the company focuses on making our solutions even faster and more efficient, this system is built for easy transition to other developments down the road, while improving productivity. Customers operating the Topcon 2D X-52i system can upgrade to the X-53x by adding the GR-i3 receivers for a 3D solution. As future technologies become available, the system will offer the modular capabilities to facilitate quick and efficient adaptation.

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