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Trimble And GOMACO To Offer Stringless 3D Paving Control System For GOMACO Slipform Pavers

LAS VEGAS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and GOMACO® today announce a new stringless 3D paving control solution with CAN-bus integration into GOMACO slipform pavers. Using field-proven Trimble total stations, on-machine positioning sensors and office software, the new Trimble ® PCS900 Paving Control System allows contractors to pave an accurate and consistent concrete surface with increased productivity and yield. The solution will be sold through GOMACO in North America on new and existing GHP-2800 four-track slipform pavers, with additional paver models expected to follow.

The announcement was made today at ConExpo 2014, one of the world's largest international exhibitions for the construction industry.

Leveraging the GOMACO expertise in concrete paving operations with Trimble innovation and expertise in precision machine control, concrete contractors can see increased efficiency and maximized yields from their concrete paving operations. "We are very excited to be working with GOMACO to give contractors the best possible performance from their slipform pavers," said Kevin Garcia, segment manager for Trimble Asphalt and Concrete Paving Solutions. "Customers who have already implemented the system for field tests are reporting very impressive International Roughness Index (IRI) readings after using the system."

Eliminating Stringline and Material Waste

Integration between the GOMACO paver and the Trimble paving control system gives operators real-time 6-axis control over the pan and the ability to use a 3D design model to control grade and slope. The time and cost of stringlines are completely eliminated, allowing projects to start sooner and maintain smoother haul operations without the need to drive around stringline.

Trimble PCS900 uses automatic steering and 6-axis control of the pan to keep the paver on the target alignment, design and slope. The Trimble SPS930 Universal Total Station and unique Trimble Hot Swap technology offer a significant advantage by making total station transitions faster and less dependent on manual intervention from the operator. The system will "hot swap", or automatically and instantly transition, to the next total station without stopping the machine to make a manual transition. While doing so, it also automatically maintains the same tolerance between total stations, ensuring a smooth surface at the transition point.

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