Topcon Positioning Group has released the LZ-T5 next generation laser transmitter for use with its Millimetre GPS precision positioning system, delivering enhanced performance and increased ease of use.
Distributed exclusively in Australia through Topcon distributor Position Partners, Millimetre GPS is an exclusive Topcon technology that allows traditional GPS measurement and machine control systems to improve its vertical accuracy by up to 400%.
According to Murray Lodge, Topcon Positioning Group’s senior vice president and general manager of its Construction Business Unit, the new LZ-T5 uses patented zone-beam laser technology to continuously provide high accuracy elevation information to improve GNSS positioning
“When Topcon introduced Millimetre GPS technology a decade ago, we expanded the advantages of GPS technology into high-precision applications and created an economical option for our 3D machine control customers to further increase their productivity,” he said.
“Over that time, our exclusive Millimetre GPS system has proven itself as the most productive technology for the highest accuracy fine grading and paving projects.
“With our new LZ-T5 transmitter, we have improved its design to enhance its performance and added features that makes it even easier to use.”
The LZ-T5 incorporates new design and operational technology that enhance its performance in fluctuating temperatures and adverse weather conditions.
“Additionally the housing has been made more user-friendly with twin ergonomic handles to allow for easier carrying and mounting, and the battery life has been extended to last up to 20% longer,” said Lodge.
Position Partners’ Joel Seddon, National Product Manager – Machine Control, these latest enhancements to Topcon’s Millimetre GPS would be welcomed by Australian users – who have enthusiastically adopted this technology since its introduction in 2005.
“Australia is one of Topcon’s top markets for Millimetre GPS technology, with one of the highest installed user bases in the world.
“The technology’s proven advantages in accuracy and precision, ease of use, increased productivity and minimised material wastage have made it highly popular across the surveying and civil construction sectors,” he said
The LZ-T5 is Topcon’s latest upgrade for its Lazer Zone® system, which combines advanced laser technology with the accuracy of a robotic total station and GNSS positioning into a single job site solution.
The new transmitter is compatible with existing Millimetre GPS systems.
The LZ-T5 will be on sale from July 1st 2015. Please contact your local Position Partners branch to find out more!