Enhancing productivity and efficiency on tunnel projects is the aim of a series of new products from Trimble for tunneling work.
The new products include hardware and software for capturing highly accurate data in tunnels, as well as a new line of products to enable survey and tunneling engineers to easily compare tunnel designs with field captured data.
To facilitate accurate surveying and positioning, Trimble has launched the S9 HP high-accuracy total station, TSC7 data collector and Trimble Access field software. According to Trimble, the combination of solutions improves the ease of use and data visibility in challenging tunnel environments.
The company has said that survey professionals can now use Trimble Business Center Tunneling module to key-in tunnel alignment and design elements and effectively transfer tunnel designs to the field for stakeout.
The large display of the Trimble TSC7 allows field engineers to view the designs more efficiently while enhancing usability for the precise stakeout of drilling locations and guide drilling and blasting machinery. The Class 3R laser pointer on the Trimble S9 HP and the Trimble Access Tunneling Application enable surveyors to clearly and quickly define drilling locations for drill and blast operations, enabling progress tracking and ensuring the project stays on schedule and on budget.
Trimble has said that these new solutions allow rapid analysis and reporting on tunnel excavation and boring that is critical in order to identify any potential deviations from the original design and to determine quantities for shotcrete and other linings.
“Surveyors working in tunneling environments rely upon quality equipment to provide the highest level accuracy with confidence,” said Trimble Geospatial director of global marketing Olivier Casabianca. “With the new TSC7 controller and tunneling-focused field and office software modules, we are continuing to enhance the workflow for our customers engaged in tunneling projects.”