Trimble unveils paving control system
Trimble has introduced the new Trimble® PCS400 Paving Control System, an automatic screed control system that can improve the accuracy and productivity of asphalt paving applications, and minimizes the use of expensive asphalt material.
The Trimble PCS400 helps paving contractors achieve better rideability results and finish their projects on time and budget. It can be used in production paving applications, such as highways, state roads, airports and large commercial surfaces.
The new system uses up to three sonic tracers mounted on an averaging beam. Each sonic tracer has five sensors, rather than a single sensor, which allows the system to minimise the impact of small irregularities such as stones, grate inlets, shovels and workers’ feet.
Larger irregularities, such as road waves, can also be averaged out by this system without bulky drag skis using the firm’s averaging beam technology.