Maysville, Kentucky, U.S.A.— Carlson Software’s Machine Control Division introduces the CBx5 Control Box Console, the next generation, ruggedized, touch-screen control box. It’s designed for use in heavy equipment utilized in mining, landfills, dredging, blast drilling and for other 3D machine control applications.
Provided exclusively by Carlson Machine Control, the CBx5 Control Box Console operates with a fast, industry-standard Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and includes MS Windows 7.
“The CBx5 is a powerful control box that redefines flexibility,” says Randy Noland, VP of Carlson Software Machine Control. “The 10.4-inch color touch-screen display is easy to see, even in direct sunlight, and the clarity is excellent.”
While the CBx5 is one of the most advanced systems available today; it is designed to work well into the future. Its communication ports ensure that future sensors and application features will be supported and the unit has a scalable option for integrated GPS+GLONASS.
“Whether combined with Carlson Machine Control’s newly released MC Pro Vx5 3D machine control sensor or others on the market, the CBx5 offers true simplicity of operation, installation and portability,” adds Noland. “With the Vx5, the system can be connected with just one cable and, depending on application, can have a GNSS board integrated inside the control box.”
The CBx5 Control Box Console supports all of Carlson’s machine control application software. The system can be packaged with MineRover™, Landfill Rover™, Basic Earthmover™, and DredgeRover™ software addressing most machine types. In addition, Carlson’s application software has the largest GNSS driver library in the world offering compatibility with most GNSS receivers including receivers manufactured by Trimble, Topcon and Leica.
The Carlson CBx5 Control Box Console is built to be so rugged that it comes with a three-year warranty, an industry exclusive. There is also an option to purchase an Advanced Component Replacement Option to guarantee continued operation.
“Our mining, landfill and dredging clients demand reliability,” says Dave Jordan, Carlson Machine Control National Sales Manager. “The advanced, integrated design plus the three-year warranty and Advanced Component Replacement Option provide a new level of support and system up-time.”
Look for the Carlson CBx5 Control Box Console to be introduced at the Carlson Software and RDO Integrated Control’s booths, numbers 1155 and 12500 respectively, at MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Sept. 24-26.