Carlson Machine Control debuts 2 pile driving programs for solar market

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carlson machine controlis a company specializing in land development and related mechanical programming, has released both a new automated solution for placing structural piles and a new upgrade to the PD Grade solution for precise pile placement, the PD Grade 3Z. Did. The former Pile Placement solution includes Carlson’s exclusive Grade software that provides operators with a real-time on-screen view.

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“This solution is a very powerful addition to any solar installer,” said Rodney Thomas, Field Applications Engineer at Carlson. “It’s versatile, flexible, and has a simple user interface that allows operators to accurately place piles with little to no training.”

The ability to precisely place the color-coded stakes at the proper offset of the planned location will significantly reduce, if not eliminate, the time and cost of flagging and related survey work, the company said in a press release. I’m here. Carlson Pile Placement consists of his all-in-one GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) sensor and Windows-based control box. Due to its small footprint, the pile placement can be attached to any machine used to unload piles, allowing the same equipment and operator to place the pile in the correct position in front of the pile hitting machine .

Pile Placement is available as a stand-alone system or as part of Carlson’s solar installation solutions, including Carlson’s just-announced PD Grade 3Z positioning solution for pile drivers, Carlson Command Site monitoring and management software, Carlson’s GNSS base stations, and Carlson’s Grade Can be used as part of A supervisor for more accurate quality control on site.

“The PD Grade 3Z employs our popular, field-proven solution for pile drivers and significantly improves lift accuracy,” said Tim Jones, Director of Machine Control at Carlson. said. “With this improved version, users will be able to achieve height tolerances more consistently while driving, saving significant time and money spent on repairs and rework.”

Carlson’s PD Grade 3Z solution enables an integrated IP69K rated GNSS sensor, Carlson’s rugged Windows-based control box, Carlson PDGrade, 3D positioning software specifically developed for piling applications, and fine elevation accuracy It consists of a special laser sensor that

The added elevation accuracy simplifies and accelerates your solar pile workflow. Costly welding and cutting is greatly reduced by eliminating the need to check the height of each row laser set-up. During operation, the machine operator sees real-time registrations on screen, including planned, as-completed and delta measurements, and a pile report in CSV or PDF format is generated.

The PD Grade 3Z can operate as a standalone system or as part of a fleet environment, is integrated into Carlson’s complete solar workflow solution and comes with a 3-year warranty.

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