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Trimble paving control system allows precision cutting capability on mills and cold planers

Paving crew members work around a cold planer on an asphalt surface.
Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Mills and Cold Planers gives operators a tool to ensure they are cutting the right depth and providing the needed smoothness. Trimble

Trimble has extended its Roadworks 3D paving control system with Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Mills and Cold Planers. The platform runs on Android operating systems and allows operators to precisely control cutting depth of the mill or cold planer based on project designs.

The intuitive system gives operators a new tool to meet specs on complex projects and avoid over-cutting. This provides a smoother surface on jobs like airport runways, highways, and others that require optimum smoothness. A 3D design is displayed for the operator to review, showing areas above, on, or below ideal grade and comparing the actual drum position and slope with the digital design. The platform automatically guides the milling drum to cut the ideal depth and slope without string lines or manual adjustments.

"Complex paving projects such as airport runways and heavily traveled highways have some of the tightest specifications in the construction industry," said Kevin Garcia, general manager of Civil Specialty Solutions at Trimble. "Trimble Roadworks for milling and cold planing takes both the guesswork and the re-work out of milling, making it easy for operators to mill precisely to a 3D design elevation. The benefits of this extend throughout the entire paving process, creating less work for pavers, decreasing asphalt usage, and increasing overall surface smoothness."

Featuring the same user interface as existing Trimble Roadworks applications, the new software has intuitive graphics, natural interactions and gestures, and self-discovery features that shorten training time for operators. The system is compatible with Trimble WorksManager software, which manages data transfer and tracks construction technology equipment across job sites. It also works with Trimble Business Center software, used to create 3D milling plans, as well as comprehensive quality and production reports.

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