Construction equipment using laser control technology cannot perform curves on a road construction project. The guiding of road construction equipment in curving contours requires references such as hubs, staking, or elevated string lines. The 3D MC system uses three modules to control the piece of equipment: a total station, receiver and control system device. The main benefit of the 3D MC system is the obvious gain of productivity generated by this innovation.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Construction Equipment & Methods
3d-mc, machine control, construction equipment, control method
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "3D-MC Three Dimensional Machine Control" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 70.