What is Machine Control ?

Machine Control Systems come in two broad, basic formats :

  • 2 Dimensional
  • 3 Dimensional

2 dimensional systems are generally based on rotating lasers and establish a single plane some distance above the design ground surface.

3 dimensional systems are generally based on either  Global Positioning Systems (GPS), agumented by RTK, or from Robotic Total Stations.

Each system is then further split into indicator and automatic systems. Indicator systems, as the name implies, simply indicate proper grade to the operator. Whereas automatic systems actually control the machine blade.

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