Carlson Machine Control’s machine guidance and fleet management solutions for mining, quarrying, dredging and landfill operations will now be distributed in Australia by the country’s premier precision systems provider, Position Partners. Position Partners will both sell and support the wide variety of software products.
“We are thrilled to be introducing our solutions through Position Partners, Australia’s leading provider of machine guidance and positioning solutions,” said Randy Noland, vice president of Carlson’s Machine Control division. “Carlson and Position Partners have worked together for many years to supply the land surveying industry with software solutions so it was natural to expand our partnership to include Carlson’s machine guidance products.”
Position Partners will be offering Carlson’s complete range of machine guidance solutions for mining operations, including Carlson Look to Position Partners for Carlson Machine Control software for MiningGrade™ for dozers, graders, scrapers and other surface grading machinery; Shovel Grade™ for excavators & shovels; Drill Grade™ for drilling machinery, and TruckPro™, which monitors position and load information across the truck fleet.
For on-site management and inspection, Position Partners will be offering the flexible Carlson Grade Supervisor™, which delivers an integrated 3D and GNSS solution for surveyors and supervisors. For monitoring from the office, Position Partners will offer Carlson Fleet Manager Office™, which enables managers to communicate with multiple machines in real time and also to generate a wide range of data from machine performance to progress reporting.
For landfill applications, Carlson has Landfill Grade™ that can be used across compactors, dozers, graders and scrapers to increase compaction and reach optimum density faster.
For dredging applications, Carlson provides Excavator Grade™, which supports long reach excavators, barge heading, cable cranes, etc. supporting multiple sensor types such as line riders, flow meters and encoders. Multiple attachments are also supported including finger grabbers with open and close visualization.
“We chose Carlson Machine Control for mining,” said Martin Nix, Position Partners CEO, “because it offers a comprehensive range of solutions, all with open system architecture that enables them to work on most makes and models of equipment used on a mine. By combining Topcon GNSS hardware solutions with Carlson Machine Control software, we are able to extend our expertise and service to mining, dredging, quarrying and landfill applications.”
“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers this complete range of machine guidance options,” Nix added, “and look forward to working with Carlson Machine Control to deliver the right combination of solutions to help save time and increase productivity for earthmoving, grading, material management, drilling and dredging operations.”
Press Release, January 25, 2013