More

    Trimble Introduces 3D Paving Control System for Asphalt Compactors

    Trimble introduced Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Asphalt Compactors that enables operators to accurately control the compaction process, while reducing unnecessary passes that can result in over compaction. This highly accurate, 3D paving control system is designed to improve the speed, accuracy and ease of asphalt compaction.

    The system leverages the highly intuitive Android-based Trimble Roadworks software to maximize ease of use, shortening training times and decreasing downtime for operators already familiar with the Roadworks user interface. With the proper hardware and software configurations, the new system is flexible and can support a variety of jobsite needs and specifications. Roadworks helps contractors save on fuel costs and reduce both machine wear and tear and operator hours. In addition, asphalt temperature mapping provides color-coded data to allow operators to compact at the correct temperature, reducing material waste and rework.

    In addition to helping operators achieve greater accuracy and efficiency, Roadworks is available at various pricing levels to help meet the unique needs of each contractor.

    New compactor licenses make it possible for contractors to pay for only the functionality they need, and office-only licenses provide increased functionality in the office. Users can also benefit from ongoing Roadworks platform development.

    “This release is particularly important because every day we’re seeing more US Departments of Transportation and private owners build technology requirements into their RFPs. We’re expecting there to be an influx of projects over the coming months and years as the result of increased infrastructure funding,”

    said Kevin Garcia, general manager, Trimble Civil Specialty Solutions. “The Trimble Roadworks platform is specifically designed to be easy to learn and use. Variable pricing helps make this platform even more accessible and levels the playing field for contractors of all types and sizes.”

    Connected Site Functionality

    Roadworks is compatible with Trimble WorksOS and Trimble WorksManager software. This enables contractors to send construction-ready models from the office to the machine as well as to remotely monitor job site progress and activity. In addition, productivity data collected from the machine is automatically synced back to the office.

    Chiara De Paoli
    Editor at HeavyQuip Magazine and International Operations Manager for V22 Media