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Topcon Survey Reveals Huge Potential Of Machine Control

By [email protected] - 21st September 2016 - 15:04

Machine control technology isn’t being used to its full potential, according to a recent survey of almost 200 operators across the construction industry. The survey, undertaken by Topcon GB and Ireland, shows over a third of respondents have never used machine control technology in the workplace, missing out on the benefits of this industry-leading technology. The operators that have used machine control technology are already seeing a clear improvement in their working practice. Over 90 per cent of these respondents believe their productivity has increased as a result of utilising it on site. Machine control uses GPS data and 3D modelling to give the driver a view of the machine’s cutting edge in relation to the final plans. This means operators are not relying on human judgement, which has a huge impact on the productivity, safety, cost and waste produced when working.