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Archive for October, 2009

The Pitfalls of In-House Training

Unless your company has a dedicated in-house training department; there may be a belief that training need not be an on-going investment. In a society where “if all else fails; read the manual” is a mantra, the value of training is oft times overlooked. There are many reasons for this and they appear to make [...]

October 26, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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#1 Challenge for Machine Control Adoption – Industry Perspective

Positioning and Machine Control technology has enjoyed rapid growth over the last 10 years.  The core technology has been around longer, of course, but adoption has accelerated in these recent years partially due to greater visibility, internal market referencing and the normal adoption of such technology paradigms. There is debate about the potential market size [...]

October 19, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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Useful Book on Machine Control

A few months back I read a book on machine control written by Trench Safety ( a Topcon dealer). I thought it was a very good offering for a primer on indicate and automatic machine control system.  I am attaching the press release on the book to avoid recreating the wheel. All references are to [...]

October 8, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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Grading on the Edge

I recently read a very interesting article about maintaining the accuracy of fine grading done with motorgraders. Written by Curt Bennink, senior field editor for Equipment Today; this article discusses moldboard systems and the problems that can contribute to an incorrect final grade.  Blade wear and machine slop are discussed as well as ways to [...]

October 5, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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