Welcome to Machine Guidance …

There is a lot of excitement in the construction and mining industries about machine guidance (or machine control) and rightfully so! By integrating survey positioning tools into construction machinery of all types, users of this technology are realising massive increases in productivity which are resulting in more efficient and effective construction projects.

MachineGuidance.com.au provides up-to-date, relevant and un-biased information for current and potential users of machine control technology. Browse through our website to learn more about how this technology can work for you!

Latest Articles

  • "Civcorp Delivers 3D 'Level Best'"
    - Civcorp, a Brisbane-based contractor and positioning technology power user, expand their capabilities by equipping their tracked skid-steer ‘Level Best’ attachment with a 3D machine guidance solution.
  • "Mainstreaming Machine Productivity"
    - As machine guided earthworks construction becomes more widespread, equipment manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Komatsu and John Deere are responding with integrated systems that are helping to drive innovation even further.
  • "2016 Construction Technology Look Ahead"
    - Ryan Kunisch from Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division examines how advancements in technologies will continue to play a pivitol role in the construction industry in 2016 and beyond.
  • "Subdivision Technology"
    - Embracing GPS machine control helps a small residential subdivision contractor to realise big results – achieving more accurate grade, faster, and with less effort!

Major Advantages of Machine Guided Construction

Advantages (in brief)

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Advantages (in brief)

Pegless Construction: Replacing traditional survey staking with plant-mounted 3D-guidance results in significant cost benefits due to less survey field requirements and the elimination of earthworks grade checkers / stringlines.

Improved Accuracy: With constant design reference and blade automation, construction plant are able to achieve fewer errors and greater specification conformance, even with rookie operators at the wheel.

Increased Safety: As machine guidance removes the need for on-the-ground survey setout and construction crew string lining, there are less opportunities for potentially dangerous machine / ground-worker interactions.

Design Updates: The inevitability of design changes are easily and electronically updated with machine guided technologies, removing the delay of waiting for surveyors to replace setout stakes.
 

Find out more about both the advantages and challenges of machine guided construction here.

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