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Automatic tilt angle for Trimble’s users with tiltrotator from Rototilt

Press release   •   Nov 06, 2018 13:19 GMT

The function, called Automatic Grade Control, means that the tilt angle adapts automatically to the model in the machine control system, allowing the operator to focus on the height and the rotation.

The machine control manufacturer Trimble is now launching a revolutionary new feature for its users: total integration with Rototilt’s tiltrotator system. The function, called Automatic Grade Control, means that the tilt angle adapts automatically to the model in the machine control system, allowing the operator to focus on the height and the rotation.

Trimble and Rototilt are launching complete support for automatic positioning of the tilt angle according to the model in the excavation system. This means that the operator can concentrate more on what is happening on the ground and only needs to keep an eye on the height and rotation.

“Automatic Grade Control is an incredibly time-saving feature that our customers have been longing for. The industry’s demands for productivity and profitability are increasing the need for automation, so integration with Rototilt is an obvious step,” says Fredrik Eklind, Product Manager Machine Control at Trimble.

Automatic Grade Control is part of RPS, Rototilt’s positioning solution. This means that customers using Rototilt’s ICS control system with built-in sensors can activate RPS and thereby integrate the tiltrotator into their Trimble machine control system.

Rototilt is currently attending the international user conference, Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas, and is happy to discuss current and future machine control systems.

“We can clearly see increasing levels of customer interest in our RPS positioning solution. Automated functions are making the excavator operator even smarter, with greater precision and increased efficiency,” says Sven-Roger Ekström, Product Manager at Rototilt Group AB.

System requirements:

  • Tiltrotator R3-R9 from Rototilt with the ICS control system, software version 2.12.4 or later, as well as Rototilt Positioning Solution (RPS)
  • Trimble Earthworks machine control platform with GS520 sensors and software version 1.7.0 or later. The function demands a separate licence.

Automatic Grade Control is supported by Leica machine control system since before. 

For more information from Trimble, please contact:

Fredrik Eklind, Product Manager Machine Control, Trimble

Tel: +46 72 08 39 559

fredrik_eklind@trimble.com

Rototilt is a world-leading supplier of tiltrotators, accessories and systems. With Rototilt® products we break new ground for construction machines by converting excavators to full-fledged tool platforms. Through a global service network, we offer a unique combination of technical expertise, quality, capacity and understanding of the customer’s business. Our customers are found around the world and we strive to ensure that they experience precision, reliability and commitment in all contact with us. More information is available at rototilt.com.

 

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