Trimble has launched an automatic screed control system to improve the accuracy and productivity in applications of asphalt paving.
The Trimble Roadworks 2D Paving Control Platform enables paving contractors to minimise the waste of expensive asphalt material, achieve optimal rideability results and finish their projects on time and on budget.
It features intuitive, easy-to-learn software built on the Android operating system. The advanced system gives operators of all skill levels the ability to work faster and more productively than ever before.
Trimble Civil Specialty Solutions General Manager Kevin Garcia said Trimble Roadworks takes paving control to the next level.
“This new platform leverages the intuitive Trimble machine control interface and applies it to asphalt pavers, making it easy to use and learn, and more accessible for many different types of contractors,” he said.
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Trimble Roadworks can use a multitude of 2D references to pave with a fixed thickness, making it an ideal lower-cost option for roads that have been graded or milled using 3D machine control. It can be used in production paving applications such as highways, state roads, airports and large commercial surfaces.
Using the same interface as the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform and many of the same sensors as the Trimble PCS400 2D Paving Control System, current Trimble users will need minimal training to get started.
The Trimble Roadworks paving control application runs on an 18 centimetre) Trimble TD510 touchscreen display, featuring two external keypads so contractors can easily change sensor values and input data in the field.
The TD510 interface is optimised for productivity with colourful graphics, natural interactions and gestures and self-discovery features making the software intuitive and easy to learn. Using the Android operating system, operators can download other applications that provide additional useful tools inside the cab such as weather and communications apps.
Trimble Roadworks can be mounted on a variety of new and existing asphalt paving machines, regardless of manufacturer. The flexible system can be configured with a combination of sonic tracers, slope sensors, averaging beam and contact sensors, with the ability to quickly and easily change sensors based on the application. Trimble’s system components are rugged and durable for tough construction conditions.