Driverless machinery technology here for turf applications

03 Aug, 2017 12:39 PM
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BENDIGO-based Precision Control Australia says its X-Pert driverless robot technology means no driver is required for mowers fitted with its autonomous mower kits.

The X-Pert system made it possible for existing machines to work autonomously using X-Pert’s state-of-the-art robot package available for John Deere and Toro greens and fairway mowers

The company says managers could achieve a long-term saving with a single investment saving on manpower and increasing the usability of the machine, because it can be used day and night.

This was ideal for mowing golf courses or spraying.

The system made it possible for existing machines to work autonomously.

X-Pert was a state-of-the-art robot package that combined reliability with precision and was available for all tractors and mowers.

Other advantages of working with GPS were: straight lines, tidy work and less overlap.

According to Precision Control Australia, the system not only saves on manpower, but also increased the usability of the machine, because it can be used day and night. This was ideal for tasks such as mowing golf courses or spraying.

X-Pert used patented “Teach & Playback” technology from Precision Makers. To record a work task, carry the task out as usual and the machine saves all the actions, such as driving, steering, accelerating and even raising and lowering the mower and turning on the sprayer.

After that, the manager could play back the recorded route as often as required.

The unmanned machine precisely repeated all the actions. X-Pert’s memory was large enough to save hundreds of actions.

The system was operated via an operating terminal on the armrest: available in different languages, with a touchscreen and 3D display of the route.

The system checks itself and the machine stops if an obstacle is detected in front of the tractor, which

the operating system will inform the manager of via a text message.

X-Pert is available for tractors and mowers with accuracy down to the nearest millimetre.

Managers can program a tractor or mower with X-Pert to do every possible work task.

X-Pert uses RTK-GPS. accurate up to the nearest centimetre.

Contact: Precision Control Australia, Huntly, Victoria. Phone: (03) 5448 8484; email: info@precisioncontrol.net.au; website: precisioncontrol.net.au

Courtesy of TurfCraft International. Contact: 0418 553 282.

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