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Topcon introduces modular 3D machine control excavation system

Topcon has introduced the new X-53x machine control system.
Topcon has introduced the new X-53x machine control system.

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new 3D machine control system designed to offer a faster, modular and easily upgradeable aftermarket solution for excavation — the X-53x.

"It features fully integrated GR-i3 receivers for precise positioning of the boom, stick and bucket at all times, as well as the MC-X1 controller, which offers compatibility with all brands and models of excavators and provides a customizable machine control platform to address future project demands," said Murray Lodge, senior vice president and general manager for the Topcon Construction Business Unit. "The X-53x maximizes the output of your excavator up to 30 percent more than machines without a 3D system."

The GR-i3 is designed as an integrated GNSS receiver and antenna all in one, providing powerful performance in harsh environmental conditions. The system is engineered to be easily upgradeable for future excavation demands as technology becomes available.

"As we continually focus on making our solutions even faster and more efficient, this system is built for easy transition to any developments down the road, while drastically improving productivity today. Customers operating the Topcon 2D X-52i system can easily upgrade to the X-53x by adding the GR-i3 receivers for a 3D solution. As future technologies become available, the X-53x system will offer the modular capabilities to facilitate quick and efficient adaptation," said Lodge.

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