Topcon expands intelligent paving portfolio with Thermal Mapper system
The product's temperature quality control accelerates asphalt paving outcomes
Topcon Positioning Group has released the Thermal Mapper for asphalt paving. Designed to monitor temperature segregation to prevent future problems and measure performance, it also provides accurate compliance reporting — all with real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning accuracy.
The mapper records temperature readings behind an asphalt paver as the paving is in progress and provides a visualization to operators in real time of whether the mix falls within a pre-defined temperature range, and if any segregation is limited within the specifications.
The system also creates data reporting files to download for applications such as DOT compliance through an interactive Pavelink module, the Topcon cloud-based logistics application for asphalt paving.
"Pavelink allows contractors to monitor the entire paving workflow from the batch plant, mixing plant, trucks, to the paver, to the rollers. By connecting the entire process, it allows the contractor to have full control over their projects in real time and make adjustments along the way, instead of after the fact as is so often done with conventional methods. Now, bringing in the heat sensor system into that workflow, we are giving contractors more resources to meet the specifications demanded today," said Murray Lodge, senior VP of construction.