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Welcome to the July 2009 edition of our eNewsletter here at MachineControlOnline.com. Summer is well underway in most of the world and we are getting mixed reviews for job opportunities. Hang in there, work smart and adopt technology that makes you lean.|
For this edition, I have produced a video from footage gathered in Australia to support the article on Bucket Wheel Excavators. I hope you are able to check out these mammoth machines.
In addition to 6 new articles from our contributing authors, there are two guest articles. First, "Now Is the Time to 'Buy' Advanced Technology"
, by C. Jason Smith, PhD.
Additionally, "Stringless Concrete Slip Form Paving Using GPS Controlled Spreaders"
, by Daniel E. Galbraith, PSM, PLS. I hope you enjoy the newsletter.
Feel free to contact me anytime with questions, case studies or pictures/videos you would like us to consider for publishing. Please stay tuned, visiting us often, as we update the website daily.
Day, night, week-end, holiday, you name it... Machine Control Online is updated 24/7 with the latest news and announcements affecting the Machine Control business.. Below are some of the latest items of interest.
: Bucket Wheel Excavators
3D Machine Control on a Large Scale
From Managing Editor, Randy Noland
: During a recent business trip to Australia, I had the pleasure of visiting several open-pit, coal mines. These operations are colossal in scale. Because of their enormity, constant analysis of productivity is extremely important. Even small improvements in their processes yield big dollars. Click here to learn
how 3D Machine Control can improve the Bucket Wheel Excavator’s productivity.
New Articles for July, From the Machine Control Online Authors...
The Bottom Line: Position, Information and Communications Create Endless Possibilities - In the mid nineteen-nineties, I sat in a meeting with the country’s largest transportation contractor. We had made several presentations on the newest machine control technologies (your typical “death-by PowerPoint….
It's All About the Data: Who Can Build Data for Machine Control? - Like most of you I wear a lot of hats. For this offering, I will attempt to wear two at the same time; that of an employer and observer. We get resumes and calls all the time from people looking to build data. Not many of them are qualified to do the type of work that makes the customer want to....
Machine Control & the Land Surveyor: Keeping Pace with the Technology Race - In my last article at MachineControlOnline.com, I stressed the importance of understanding the construction process. I want to continue discussing skill sets and challenges I feel are important to the successful implementation of 3D Machine Control. Land surveyors possess the...
Data Prep: Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Don’t Take Contours from Strangers - At one point or another, most everyone who builds data has been tempted to do it. You’re under the gun to finish your model quickly. Time races toward the deadline, when all of a sudden a shimmer of hope; you feel like you have found a break and fortune has smiled upon you as...
Excavator Machine Guidance : Applications - My previous articles have focused upon the technical educational content and have therefore been rather verbose and possibly heavy going (albeit highly informative!). So this month I’m giving us all a break and taking it a bit easier by describing some of the applications for machine guidance that we at Prolec have encountered...
Speed. Allows your machine-control dozer to operate at twice its normal speed.
Accuracy. Grade accuracy unmatched by the competition.
Smoothness. The smoothness of a grader.
3D-MC². The future just got a little brighter.
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This section is an update about machine control, positioning, construction or land development conferences, training, seminars, webinars and other relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration. For more events, please visit our online calendar HERE.
AGC Safety & Health Conference - July 22-24th, 2009, Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC. The AGC safety and health meeting is open to all who are interested and with more than 150 construction safety professionals in attendance, you will have an opportunity to network with seasoned safety professionals and influence regulatory and legislative activity on a national and local level...
Maxwell Systems 2009 Annual Conference - September 14-16th, 2009, Walt Disney World (Coronado Springs Resort), Florida. If you are using any of Maxwell Systems products - American Contractor, Management Suite, StreetSmarts, Quest, or Estimation this event will help increase your product knowledge and expand your understanding of your technology application...
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