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3D Machine Control System Profile

Topcon 3D-MC2


Topcon Positioning Systems

   Inertial measurement unit

Machine types

Topcon's 3D-MC² (pronounced '3D MC squared') is a 3D machine control system for dozers and was the first system to incorporate an inertial measurement unit (IMU). Mounted on the dozer blade, this technology allows for increased grading speeds by sensing slope, pitch and yaw of the blade in addition to directional accelleration.

Except for the IMU and software, the 3D-MC system shares its components with Topcon's GPS+ system. As with other systems from Topcon, it can be easily reconfigured for other positioning sensor and fitted to other machine types.

Through acquisitions, Topcon's 3D machine control products incorporate technology from companies such as AGTEK and Javad Positioning Systems.

Topcon's GNSS technology is developed primarily in Russia, its optical products in Japan and its 3D machine control software in Australia.

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Livermore, California and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Topcon Corporation, Tokyo. Topcon Corporation is a public company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the company code 7732. Toshiba Corporation is its primary shareholder with approximately 35% of the shares.

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