The Advantages of Trimble 3D Paving
On new roads, base material must be laid accurately to increase the material yield and profitability of the ensuing asphalt or concrete laying operation. By paving the base to design correctly the first time, contractors can save on the cost of rework and additional material.
On resurfacing jobs, road-waves can be reduced or eliminated by paving in 3D to a smooth design, allowing the contractor to gain their rideability bonus. Some jobs may call for a combination of a Trimble 3D milling and 3D paving solutions to build to specification and maximize profits.
The PCS900 Paving Control System offers several significant advantages to paving contractors:
Accurate Paving without a Reference Surface
Contractors can lay asphalt or base material where there is no accurate reference surface, such as when laying base material or at airports and large commercial surfaces.
More Efficient Paving without Stringlines
PCS900 allows contractors to pave in a stakeless environment. This saves time and effort of setting and adjusting stringlines and increases truck productivity by eliminating the need to drive around stringlines. The user loads design data into the Trimble CB430 Control Box and the machine automatically keeps the screed on design.
Better control for Complex Designs
Using the Trimble SPS930 Universal Total Station, the exact position, accurate cross slope, and heading of the screed is measured. This is especially advantageous for complex design surfaces such as transitions, superelevated curves, and frequently changing cross slopes.
Upgradeable Solution from Trimble PCS400 Paving Control System
The Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System is the 3D extension of a Trimble PCS400 Paving Control System. The contractor can easily switch from grade and slope (2D) mode to 3D mode on each side of the screed. The PCS400/PCS900 combination provides the customer the choice between sonic sensors, slope sensor, contact sensors, 3D slope and 3D elevation control.
It is also possible to mount the Trimble PCS900 system on top of the MOBA-Matic® CAN paving control system. This way the contractor can reuse his current MOBA investment and still benefit from the Trimble PCS900 platform.
Features and Benefits:
- Significant cost saving in asphalt material usage
- Less time to completion
- No waiting for stakes to be set
- More accurate, more consistent paving
- Ability to pave to more complex designs