Topcon Positioning Group is a global company that designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, and civil engineering markets, among others.
The modular-designed Z-Stack system seamlessly integrates GPS, optical targeting, and Z-beam reception into one unit by interlocking the required sensing technologies in one rugged “stack.” The system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to all facets of Machine Control in the construction industry and can be easily installed in varying configurations across a range of machinery including Motor Graders, Dozers, Excavators and Pavers.
Infinity worked closely with Topcon’s product development departments in the United States, Japan and Australia to ensure seamless integration with existing products and systems, as well as integration with the new Z-Robot total station.
The product was subject to extensive rigorous environmental and electrical testing to ensure it could stand up to the extreme conditions experienced, when installed on board construction machinery.
“The Z-Stack sensor is revolutionary,” says Topcon’s senior vice president Murray Lodge. “It combines time-proven Topcon positioning technologies into one multifunctional, consolidated and complete system that provides better accuracies and more efficient paving than ever before. The system requires no separate base station and only one cable needed for power and connectivity.”
The Z-Stack system adds to the extensive portfolio of products that Infinity has developed with Topcon since 2010.