Topcon announces MC-Max Asphalt Paving and Milling solutions

Topcon Positioning Systems has launched MC-Max Asphalt Paving and MC-Max Milling solutions, the latest road construction technology.

construction work on road Contractors are said to be able to automatically pave and mill at variable depths (Photo: Topcon)

The systems are said to offer modularity, simplified configurations and advanced feature sets to increase productivity in asphalt paving and cold milling applications for construction companies and projects of all sizes.

“Today’s municipalities are under constant pressure to maintain existing infrastructure,” said Murray Lodge, executive vice president at Topcon.

“With rising maintenance costs, ever-decreasing margins, tighter specifications, and an increasing focus on meeting sustainability targets, the industry needs innovative approaches to resurface roads efficiently with smooth and long-lasting results.”

The MC-Max Asphalt Paving and MC-Max Milling systems, which are made up of GNSS receivers, total stations, displays, and other high-precision sensors, are built with the new MC-X machine control platform.

Users can choose from entry-level 2D systems that follow a reference, such as a string or a curb, or automated solutions that track a paver or miller in 3D.

Contractors are said to be able to automatically pave and mill at variable depths, providing a better driving experience and meeting DOT-mandated smoothness standards. The solutions also include MC-X licensing options.

The new solutions are currently compatible with OEM CAN-based systems and will be expanded to include compatibility with additional aftermarket systems.

Expanding on the capabilities of the company’s SmoothRide road resurfacing solution, Virtual Ski simplifies workflows and is designed for specific resurfacing applications, such as rural roads where there are fewer fixed points or intersections to match up to.

The company has also added a new solution to its portfolio called the RD-MC road construction machine control.

The company adds that the solution can now be used in areas where there is no satellite reception by using an LPS solution. Topcon says that this allows for precise positioning when working in areas with challenging GNSS coverage, which expands the capabilities of contractors.


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