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Topcon’s new GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe & International
March April 2016
Topcon Positioning Group has unveiled its GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation.

With the release of the GX-55, Topcon adds three new 2D and 3D systems to its line of excavation solutions — the X-52 as well as the X-53 and X-53i. In any solution, the GX-55 is designed to provide users with new visual and audible features to achieve grade safely and efficiently for 2D or 3D excavating tasks.

“The bright and robust GX-55 delivers the highest quality graphical experience for modern machine control,” said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. “Today operators use Sitelink3D to instantly communicate entire job activities to managers on-the-go. The GX-55 delivers this real-time project information faster than ever.

“Whether you want to take advantage of Topcon 2D, 3D, or 3D indicate machine controlled excavation systems, the new GX-55 is delivered in a lightweight package for easy machine transfer, storage, and quick cable attachment,” said Maas.

The large 6.5inch sunlightviewable and colour LCD touchscreen is surrounded by integrated LED light bars for a continuous grade reference of the bucket’s teeth. Additional features include customisable audible tones for grade reference, integrated virus protection, and easy-access USB ports for saving and downloading job files.

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