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Welcome to the November 2009 edition of our eNewsletter. As I write this, our Managing Editor Randy Noland and his lovely wife Bobbee are enjoying their first child; a baby girl. Ms. Betsy Caroline Noland came into the world just past midnight, both she and Mom are doing well. This is a very exciting time for the Noland's and everyone in the Machine Control Online family. There's nothing quite like the birth of a new child!
Last month we set another record for site visitors and we want to thank everyone for supporting Machine Control Online and helping us grow. Please continue to send your colleagues to the site and share our content with them. In this month's issue we have new articles from all our contributing editors and guest author Bill Crumb of Machine Control Technologies. Bill shares his vast experience in his new article, "Machine Control: Calibrating Your Valves for Performance". His last article elicited great response, I hope you'll check this one out.
If you have articles, case studies or want to show our readers how you use machine control technology, I invite you to send me an email. Everyone is welcome and together we will grow our businesses. Growing the pie by accelerating technology adoption; this is our mission.
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Machine Control:
Calibrating your Valves for Performance

by Bill Crumb
"In this article Bill Crumb discusses the techniques of keeping the valves tuned for optimal machine control performance. Bill discusses different settings that offer the best performance based on your grading application...."

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New Articles for November, From the Machine Control Online Authors...

Randy & PaulThe True Cost of Machine Control - When considering your technology investment in machine guidance and/or automation several questions come to mind ...

Marco CecalaIt's All About the Data: Back to Basics: File Safety  - Recent happenings at our company have prompted me to write this installment. Two of us have had computer problems which required a change in hardware. In other words, computers have died. Over the years we have developed methods of backing up ...

Jay JonesMachine Control & the Land Surveyor: It's All About the Cost - The more land surveyors I talk to, the more I realize that 3D machine control adoption is really hitting full steam. More and more land surveyors are seeing a dramatic decrease in their construction layout business. The various machine control ...

=Chad CooperData Prep: Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Double Checking the Double Check  - As I stated in one of my first articles, as a data builder you are doing providing two critical things to your client. First and foremost, you are providing the data model that your client is going to use in the field. This is the most obvious thing you are providing ...

=Nigel AdamsNew Technology Spotlight: GPS Compass Sensor  - In my first article for Machine Control Online I explained in some detail the various sensor options available for excavator machine guidance solutions. One area that was covered was that of Rotation / Slew sensors and to recap ...

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New tiling systems are complete water management systems that can help boost yields
Tax Incentives for Upgrading Software before 12/31/2009
Watch Movies - New Carlson Construction 2010 Data Prep to Machine Control Software
Introducing All New Carlson Construction 2010!
Tons of New Products Were Introduced at Intergeo in Germany
Performance Enhancement of the Sokkia NET05 and NET1 Automated 3D Stations
Trimble Develops Next Generation 3D Laser Scanner for Industrial Plant Applications
Economy Grew 3.5% "signaling end of Recession"
Autodesk Constructware 2010 Offers New Features to Improve Construction Project Management
Maxwell Systems Ranks on Deloitte's Fast 50 List for Greater Philadelphia for Third Consecutive Year
Topcon's new office software provides construction survey solution
British Gas Selects Trimble to Deploy GeoManager and Vehicle Diagnostics Solution
New ProFlex 500 GNSS Receiver Offers Enhanced Capabilities for Machine Control and Guidance
Carlson 2010 Software - Supports Windows 7
CartęGraph and Trimble Partner for Upcoming Mobile Technology Webinar
Hemisphere GPS Receives Cleantech 10 Award
Home sales rise 9.4 percent in September
Caterpillar Outlines Leadership Succession Plan
GPS can steer your tractor


Paul F. Hahn: The Pitfalls of In-House Training
Randy Noland: #1 Challenge for Machine Control Adoption
Paul Hahn: Grading on the Edge
Paul Hahn: Useful Book on Machine Control
Randy Noland: Better Video for
Marco Cecala: Don’t be a Fanboy
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