Carlson Machine Control Software Now Available in Australia

Position Partners will represent and support the complete range of software for mining, dredging, quarrying and landfill applications.

January 31, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Carlson Machine Control, based in Maysville, Ky., has announced that its machine guidance and fleet management solutions for mining, quarrying, dredging and landfill operations will now be distributed in Australia by Position Partners, which will sell and support Carlson’s software products.

“We are thrilled to be introducing our solutions through Position Partners, Australia’s leading provider of machine guidance and positioning solutions,” says Randy Noland, vice president of Carlson’s Machine Control division. “Carlson and Position Partners have worked together for many years to supply the land surveying industry with software solutions so it was natural to expand our partnership to include Carlson’s machine guidance products.”

Position Partners will offer Carlson’s complete range of machine guidance solutions for mining operations, including the Carlson Grade for dozers, graders, scrapers and other surface grading machinery; Shovel Grade for excavators and shovels; Drill Grade for drilling machinery and TruckPro, which monitors position and load information across the truck fleet.

For landfill applications, Carlson has Landfill Grade that can be used across compactors, dozers, graders and scrapers to increase compaction and reach optimum density faster.

For dredging applications, Carlson provides Excavator Grade, which supports long reach excavators, barge heading, cable cranes, etc. and supports multiple sensor types such as line riders, flow meters and encoders. Multiple attachments are also supported including finger grabbers with open and close visualization.

“We chose Carlson Machine Control for mining,” says Martin Nix, Position Partners’ CEO, “because it offers a comprehensive range of solutions, all with open system architecture that enables them to work on most makes and models of equipment used on a mine. By combining Topcon GNSS hardware solutions with Carlson Machine Control software, we are able to extend our expertise and service to mining, dredging, quarrying and landfill applications.”

“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers this complete range of machine guidance options,” Nix adds, “and look forward to working with Carlson Machine Control to deliver the right combination of solutions to help save time and increase productivity for earthmoving, grading, material management, drilling and dredging operations.”