Trimble recently declared that GPS machine guidance of high precision is now available in Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System for Excavators, which can be accessed via Wi-Fi.
Trimble has been successfully extending GPS corrections from a local base station via a Wi-Fi connection. With this new feature, GPS can be easily used for a wide range of excavation work and there is no need for any radio network on the construction site.
GCSFlex Grade Control System for Excavators, launched in 2011, is a low- cost and reliable machine control system from Trimble. It was targeted at proprietary operators and small to mid-sized contractors to have lucrative productivity and to maintain their high standard in the markets. Based on their type of business needs, contractors can select from the multiple system configuration options offered in the GCSFlex System for more efficient production.
The new configuration of GCSFlex can be integrated with Trimble SPS985 GNSS Smart Antenna for use as a local base station for reliable GPS corrections transmission to the excavator. Users can begin the operation by fixing the Trimble SPS985 base station followed by automatic power-based activation to create a Wi-Fi connection for effectively transmitting corrections to the machine. Trimble’s new GCSFlex system is simple, precise and easy to operate.
GCSFlex with GPS Guidance promotes application with in-field design templates produced from Trimble CB450 Control Box’s cab. This feature enables the excavator operator to dig to a specific slope, depth, or alignment, without the need for new digital design in the office.
The SITECH Technology Distributor network currently supplies the new Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System.