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  • Topcon Releases Newest Compact Digital Sensor
    Topcon Releases Newest Compact Digital Sensor

    LS-B100


    Posted: 2/23/2016
    LIVERMORE, Calif. - February 4, 2016 - Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of the latest addition to its line of compact digital laser sensors - the LS-100D. The sensor digitally displays the offset value to on-grade, which is designed to help make elevation and vertical alignment control easier and faster for any application.

    "The LS-100D features an extra-wide beam capture sensor that also rejects annoying interference from strobe light exposures," said Kris Maas, director of construction product management. ?The large and bright LCD displays (front and back) feature 9-channels of grade information and digitally display the distance to on-grade. By pressing the hold button, the display is locked so the user can conveniently read the results."

    The sensor offers three colored LED's and a magnet mount for vertical operation, which is designed to be useful for steel erection or operator grade-checking while excavating. Alert icons appear on the LCD if the accompanying Topcon rotating laser instrument is disturbed (HI alert) or when the laser battery is low.
  • Topcon Solutions Store Announcement
    Topcon Solutions Store Announcement

    Posted: 2/22/2016
    Mark Contino announces Topcon Solutions Store
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  • Topcon LN-100 Streamlines Layout In Hawaii High Rise Curtain Wall
    Topcon LN-100 Streamlines Layout In Hawaii High Rise Curtain Wall

    Waiea Tower


    Posted: 2/19/2016
    Situation

    Nordic PCL is the prime contractor on the Waiea tower, a 38-story structure that will be home to 171 ultra-luxury condominiums as part of the Ward Village planned community. Located in the Kakaako section of downtown Honolulu, one of the tower's signature features is a unique, simulated wave, glass curtain wall consisting of more than 600 panes - each different from the other - which runs the full length of the east-facing wall.

    Challenge

    To secure the curtain wall to the structure itself, every pane on the Waiea feature must tie in to any of a variety of embeds attached to each floor's post-tensioned slabs. On any given floor there can be as many as 320 embeds and Nordic PCL needed to ensure that each embed was in the precise position to mate with what the glass supplier had provided. Should the embed be out of position, the contractor would be forced to take the time to do a costly, time-consuming rework to make that structural connection happen. According to Thane Werner, Nordic PCL's field engineer, however, performing a manual layout for each of the embeds was proving extremely cumbersome.
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  • Topcon Announces New Indicate Machine Control System For Dozers
    Topcon Announces New Indicate Machine Control System For Dozers

    Topcon i-53


    Posted: 2/4/2016
    LIVERMORE, Calif. ? February 1, 2016 ? Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of its latest indicate dozer machine control system ? the i-53. The new system comes with the latest Topcon GNSS receiver, graphical user interface, and machine control software designed to deliver the most versatile indicate dozer system at the most economical price.
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