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Topcon announces new scanning solution to change road resurfacing workflow

By [email protected] - 20th May 2016 - 14:13

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new vehicle-mounted resurfacing solution for paving and milling projects, the SmoothRide™ system. It uses a combination of core Topcon technologies designed to deliver the smoothest surface possible, while efficiently managing the quantity of material for each project. The workflow consists of a vehicle-mounted road scan, existing and finish surface design, and machine control using GNSS with sonic tracker sensor guidance, each phase devised to contribute an overall time and cost savings, as well as maximize crew safety for projects. Once the road information is gathered, operators can use Mobile Master Office point data processing software to recreate the existing surface. MAGNET® Office with Resurfacing is then used to digitally create a high-resolution model of the required finished mat. The resurfacing module allows operators to create a design using specific regulatory requirements such as minimum thickness, desired cross-slope, and overall smoothness.