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

  • "GPS Compaction Monitoring"
    - Construction compaction is the process of mechanically removing air voids from placed material to achieve pavement strength and performance. GPS machine guidance systems can be used for viewing, recording, analysing and reporting project compaction status.
  • "2D vs 3D Machine Control"
    - 2D or 3D: what does it mean and which one is right for me? This article outlines the differences between 2-Dimensional (2D) and 3-Dimensional (3D) machine control systems and common applications for each system.
  • "Solar Project: Drilling with Machine Guidance"
    - USA contractor TerraSmart combines their innovative solar panel racking foundation techniques with machine guidance drill systems to accurately install 110,000 ground screws, achieving a 50% program acceleration over traditional stakeout methods!
  • "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.

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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