On-Site Magazine

Machine control for excavators

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Technology

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced a new option for Caterpillar Next Gen excavator users that will allow them to leverage Topcon 3D machine control functionality together with Cat Assist features.

New compatibility of the Topcon 3D Excavator System with Caterpillar factory-installed NGH sensors is designed to provide customers with simplified installation of the Topcon aftermarket system into Caterpillar’s existing 2D excavator systems, in coordination with Topcon and Caterpillar dealers.

“With increased pressure for productivity and accuracy, and the industry’s need for skilled operators, the solution is timely,” said Topcon executive vice-president Jamie Williamson. “The customer will have the benefit of Topcon 3D Excavator System and Caterpillar Assist features working together.”

The Topcon system is designed to provide real-time, dynamic, on-screen bucket location and design views, resulting in the operator cutting grade faster and more accurately. The operator can create, cut, and check designs directly from the cab.




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