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3D Machine Control System Profile

Topcon X63


Topcon Positioning Systems

   Gravity-based angle sensors
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Topcon's X63 system is a re-branding of their 3DXi excavator configuration, released in 2006. It uses the newer control box, which makes it portable to other machine types with a few hardware additions and software configurations. The software runs on a Windows XP operating system.

The system configuration is dual-antenna GNSS only. Topcon does not offer a single-antenna option, nor the option of using robotic total stations as a positioning source. The latter limits the system to outdoor use and only in areas with a clear view of the sky.

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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