Trimble Real-time Material Density Information for Earthworks Compaction

Staff | September 28, 2010

The Trimble CM310 Compaction Sensor enables the display of real-time material density to the earthworks compactor operator and is designed to increase machine productivity while providing complete, consistent material compaction over the entire construction project. Material surfaces are expected to be compacted faster with better in-place densities—improving the efficiency of other earthworks operations, such as optimization of haul truck times and improved water drainage and management.

Designed to provide the contractor with better control over the compaction process and making operations more efficient and productive, the Trimble® CCS900 Compaction Control System can compact sub-surface material to a target density and number of machine passes, analyze sub-surface grade post-compaction for deficiencies in the surface (whether certain locations are high, low or on grade), and catch grade control mistakes in real-time, prior to the start of the final road building process.

Early detection of sub-surface material anomalies means that soft spots and hidden obstructions can be excavated and re-graded or compacted prior to the more costly phases of the construction process. Improved efficiency is accomplished by reducing unnecessary passes that might result in over compaction. Under compacted areas can be detected in the field, avoiding the need to return later and compact the area again.

The real-time data feedback in the Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System is designed to provide a broad portfolio of solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. The system offers rugged durability and reliability standards and can be installed on any single drum soil compactor with open or enclosed cab without fear of component failure or damage.