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GOMACO University Announces New School Year Schedule for GOMACO Products and 3D

Getting your GOMACO curb and gutter machine or paver ready for the upcoming paving season and your next pour is the goal every year at GOMACO University. In 2014, they will once again be offering a full course schedule for GOMACO products and 3D stringless paving. The University has some new offerings, including introductory and advanced courses to better meet the needs of each student attending class in 2014. This year’s in-depth 3D class offerings include all three of the major 3D companies, including Leica Geosystems, Trimble and Topcon. The GOMACO University season begins in January and runs through April.

The 2014 school year includes sessions on specific models of GOMACO equipment. The classes cover everything from machine setup to troubleshooting in both classroom lectures and actual hands-on shop time. New for 2014 are the Introductory or Advanced Curb and Gutter classes and Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers classes.

GOMACO University will once again offer specialized classes on 3D stringless paving. GOMACO University will offer Leica handheld/rover training covering the use of the rover and VIVA software, Leica LMGS software training, and Leica PaveSmart training. The University’s Trimble class covers the Trimble PCS900 software and paver setup and operation. Topcon training will include a class on the mmGPS solution for concrete paving, including machine operation, data collection and grade verification. A complete listing of what each course will cover is listed below. The classes will be taught by GOMACO’s 3D paving specialists and include both classroom time and actual hands-on experience in the shop with GOMACO pavers and 3D stringless control equipment and software.

GOMACO University combines classroom learning with hands-on experience

GOMACO University combines classroom learning with hands-on experience

The 2014 schedule is listed below:

GT-3600: January 7-10 and February 18-21 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, and operation of the GT-3600.

Curb & Gutter (Advanced): January 14-17, January 28-31, February 11-14, and March 11-14 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering maintenance and diagnostics for curb & gutter machines.

Three-Track Commander III (Intro.): February 4-7 and March 25-28 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup and operation of the three-track Commander III.

Four-Track Commander III: January 21-24 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering the controls, four-track barrier and paver setup and operation, and paving to profilograph specifications.

Trimmers: January 28-31 and March 18-21 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup and operation, maintenance and advanced diagnostics.

Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers (Intro.): January 14-17 and February 18-21 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, operation, optional attachments (excluding the IDBI), and paving to profilograph specifications.

Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers (Advanced): February 4-7 and March 11-14 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering maintenance and advanced diagnostics.

IDBI: February 25-28 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, operation, maintenance, and diagnostics.

GOMACO Leica Handheld/Rover Training: January 6-7 and February 10-11 at the Paving Center. February 24-25 at the University. Class begins on Monday. A two-day course covering use of the Leica handheld/rover with VIVA software. Basic grade checking, stakeout, volumes and areas, data import and export.

GOMACO Leica LMGS Training: January 8-9 and February 12-13 at the Paving Center. February 26-27 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Leica’s LMGS software for concrete slipform paving. Paving software and total station setup, maintenance, and operation will be covered along with some transitional training on PaveSmart 3D for mainline paving.

GOMACO Trimble Training: March 19-20 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering the use of Trimble’s PCS900 software for concrete slipform paving. Including machine setup and operation, as well as use of Trimble’s data collection software.

GOMACO Topcon Training: March 26-27 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Topcon’s mmGPS solution for concrete paving. Including machine operation, as well as data collection/grade verification.

GOMACO Leica PaveSmart Training: April 2-3 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Leica’s PaveSmart 3D software for concrete slipform paving. Including software setup, maintenance, and operation, along with use on placer/spreaders and curb and gutter machines.

Note: Additional classes will be scheduled as required.

GOMACO University was founded in the early 1970s and has taught over 17,000 students from around the world the skills needed to successfully operate GOMACO’s line of concrete construction equipment. For further information about GOMACO University, the class schedule, or to register for a class, please visit www.gomaco.com/university or contact the GOMACO Training Department by phone: 1-800-831-2320, or by e-mail: gomacou@gomaco.com.

GOMACO Corporation (www.gomaco.com) is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on unique concrete paving applications and equipment needs. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.

Trimble introduces the Trimble® LOADRITE® X2350™ Payload Management System for excavators

TrimbleContractors Can Optimize Loadout and Increase Productivity with the Trimble LOADRITE X2350 Payload Management System

 Trimble introduces the Trimble® LOADRITE® X2350™ Payload Management System for excavators, a dynamic onboard weighing system to optimize bucket loads, track load out tonnage, and monitor cycle times. Now available through the SITECH® Technology Dealer network, the Trimble LOADRITE X2350 system expands Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction portfolio to include accurate, measured payload data from excavators, helping contractors maximize productivity with less rework.

Managing Excavators and Materials More Efficiently

The Trimble LOADRITE X2350 System improves excavator productivity by quickly, easily and accurately weighing the material in the bucket and displaying the payload information on an easy-to-read indicator in the cab. The system can operational efficiencies for many excavator loading applications, including mass earthworks, remote sand pit load out, quarry and mining.

The X2350 helps keep the entire earthworks excavation loadout operation running at capacity and can eliminate the cost of additional machines and trucks to support the excavator. On a typical loadout project, a contractor can save thousands of dollars just by eliminating one wheel loader or one truck to haul material away.

Without the LOADRITE system, an excavator operator must gauge the maximum load on a truck based on experience and feedback from the weigh bridge (truck scale) at the final destination; however, at that point it is too late to prevent an overload ticket or wasted fuel, time, and truck capacity due to an under-loaded truck. Using the Trimble LOADRITE X2350 system to optimize payload at the excavator reduces the risk of double handling materials and turnarounds at the truck weigh station due to over or under-loading. It can also reduce costly fines for overloading haul trucks and unnecessary under-loaded truck cycles that waste fuel and time.

Trimble has introduced the new Trimble® LOADRITE® X2350™ Payload Management System for excavators, a dynamic onboard weighing system to optimize bucket loads, track load out tonnage, and monitor cycle times. Now available through the SITECH® Technology Dealer network, the Trimble LOADRITE X2350 system expands Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction portfolio to include accurate, measured payload data from excavators, helping contractors maximize productivity with less rework.

Trimble has introduced the new Trimble® LOADRITE® X2350™ Payload Management System for excavators, a dynamic onboard weighing system to optimize bucket loads, track load out tonnage, and monitor cycle times. Now available through the SITECH® Technology Dealer network, the Trimble LOADRITE X2350 system expands Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction portfolio to include accurate, measured payload data from excavators, helping contractors maximize productivity with less rework.

Project managers and machine operators can use the X2350 to accurately measure and record tons per hour, cycle times and total tonnage moved by excavators and trucks. Knowing accurate load cycle counts allows for more effective management of excavators and material. In-field time stamped printed reports additionally monitor material inventories and production for easy reporting of loading activity throughout the day.

Availability

The Trimble LOADRITE X2350 Payload Management System is available through Trimble’s SITECH Technology Dealer Channel in North America. 

For more information, visit:  www.trimble.com.

Trimble Acquires Actronic Technologies to Extend its Machine Monitoring and Reporting Solutions for the Connected Site

TrimbleActronic Technologies is a Leading Provider of Weighing Solutions for Construction, Aggregates, Mining and Waste Industries

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held Actronic Holdings Limited of Auckland, New Zealand. Actronic Technologies is a leading provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for construction, aggregates, mining and waste markets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Actronic Technologies produces the LOADRITE® weighing system for wheel loaders, excavators, conveyors and waste collection vehicles. LOADRITE systems provide equipment operators, site foremen and project managers with accurate payload weights and allow them to ensure that machines are loaded to optimal capacity and that loads are accurately recorded. Weight information combined with fleet dynamics and cycle time tracking provides metrics for monitoring and improving both machine and project performance.

LOADRITE extends Trimble’s Connected Site® portfolio by adding weight as an element of information collected at the machine. This extended capability will better enable contractors to use the Trimble Connected Site to achieve improved comprehensive real-time intelligence on asset and site productivity for the contractors mixed fleet. Trimble’s Connected Site is an extensive information architecture that optimizes and integrates operations across the construction site and the office, thereby enabling improved planning, more advanced monitoring, and significantly greater productivity.

“The acquisition of Actronic Technologies empowers machine operators, foremen, supervisors and project managers to understand machine performance and progress across the entire site within the aggregate, construction, mining and waste industries,” said Roz Buick, vice president and general manager of Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division. “LOADRITE weighing systems expand the richness of the Connected Site information we collect from machines and complements the productivity and reporting capabilities we already provide our customers.”

“The LOADRITE system is widely recognized as setting the standard for our industry, a result of over thirty years industry expertise gained by working closely with machine owners and operators,” said Gottfried Pausch, general manager for Actronic Technologies. “I believe the addition of the LOADRITE system to Trimble’s leading portfolio of positioning and automation technology solutions extend our collective ability to deliver more powerful and robust solutions designed to improve operational efficiency and reporting and allow our customers to maximize their profits.”

About Actronic Technologies

Since 1979, Actronic Technologies has been designing, developing and manufacturing applied technology solutions to improve productivity in the aggregates, mining, waste management, forestry, and other industries. Actronic Technologies is a leader in the field of measurement. LOADRITE load weighing technology and payload information systems are installed on wheel loaders, excavators, garbage trucks and other heavy loading equipment to ensure optimal loads, and provide quality data for productivity analysis.

For more information, visit Actronic at: www.loadritescales.com.

Trimble Introduces Next Generation Rugged Tablet Computer

Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet Computer Provides Full Office Capabilities for Mobile Professionals

Trimble introduced today the Yuma® 2 rugged tablet computer—a powerful mobile computing solution that provides full office capabilities in the field for construction, transportation, public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, insurance and any other outdoor or service-related industry.

The Yuma 2 offers a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen in an easy-to-hold form factor that measures 6.3 inches x 9.6 inches, and weighs less than three pounds. Featuring new display technology for even clearer readability in direct sunlight, the Yuma 2 can be used by mobile workers in the brightest outdoor conditions. The 3.75G dual-mode cellular data capability enables connectivity anywhere GSM or CDMA cellular networks are available.

Featuring the Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional operating system, the Yuma 2 is a fully-functional field computer with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor, 4 GB of DDR3 DRAM, a 64 GB solid state drive (SSD) and a dual battery with eight hours of typical run-time. Optional features include a 128 GB SSD, 3.75G cellular data connectivity and an Extended Battery Set that provides up to 16 hours of operation.

With the multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, users can type with fingers, stylus or capacitive gloves and can control the size of the keyboard on the display for ease-of-use. Controlled zoom can optimize the user experience with maps and detailed information. The display supports use in landscape or portrait mode and is configurable to hold the orientation or to alter it in response to the accelerometer. The 5-megapixel camera provides video and photo capture with geo-tagging. The GPS receiver provides 2 to 4 meter accuracy, making it ideal for data collection in applications such as distributed asset management, work order management, fleet logistics and more.

“Ruggedness and connectivity in the field are vital for mobile workers—and Trimble has a history of providing innovative computing solutions to the market,” said Jim Sheldon, general manager of Trimble’s Mobile Computing Solutions Division. “Today, users demand solutions that are even tougher, faster, more reliable and easier to use, so they can be more efficient and productive. With new features and functionality, the Yuma 2 is an ideal solution that provides even more computing power to mobile professionals—more memory, computing speed, drive capacity, connectivity options and better display readability.”

As with other Trimble rugged mobile computers, the Yuma 2 meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for drops, vibration and humidity; and with an IP65 rating, it is protected against dust and water.

Four different configurations are available to provide the tablet that meets the right need at the right price. Options include a larger SSD and 3.75G GSM and CDMA cellular data capability, as well as three different color schemes.

The Trimble Yuma 2 tablet computer is expected to be available early in the fourth quarter of 2012. For more information about the Trimble Yuma 2 and other outdoor rugged handheld computers, visit www.trimble.com/rugged,

 

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