Topcon Positioning Group announces a local positioning system (LPS) for concrete paving. The LPS Paving System is designed to provide a stringless paving solution in conditions when GNSS signals are blocked or unavailable. It uses multiple Topcon PS series robotic total stations — tracking two prisms mounted to the concrete paver — for steering and elevation control.
- The LPS system uses the new MC-i4 receiver with LongLink for local communications between the robots.
- Multiple robots can be setup ahead of time for seamless transitions and without the need to stop to switch total stations.
- The robots provide very accurate data to the paver’s control system.