Machine Control for Bucket Dredges

Trimble Marine Construction Systems for Bucket Dredges

Improve dredging productivity and efficiency. Trimble Marine Construction systems provide accurate 3D visualization to assist the operator with underwater construction tasks.

Bucket dredge

Features and Benefits

Trimble Marine Construction systems are flexible, high-performance positioning systems that meet the unique needs of marine construction on both simple and complex projects.

Efficient Dredging

Trimble Marine Construction systems help dredge operators improve productivity and efficiency. The operator has a real-time view of the dredge chain and barge in plan and profile views. Displays include the bottom bucket chain wheel, buckets, under and over dredge limits against the surveyed and design surfaces.

  • Robust and reliable solutions maximize uptime
  • Dredge tolerance visualization provides guidance for accurate, efficient dredging productivity
  • Integrated dredge and surveying functions in one package

Real-Time Visualization and Monitoring

See real-time views of the dredger in plan and profile views displaying the buckets, design depths and color-coded Digital Terrain Model (DTM). The DTM highlights the high and low spots relative to design and is updated in realtime tracking the progress of the dredging work. The views are updated in real time using the defined bucket tip position and width. A built-in calibration function allows for easy calibration of the chain wheel, ladder and buckets.

  • Continuous data logging for as-building and volume reports
  • Precise RTK for tide and heave

Real-Time Seafloor and Design

Up/down indicators show the operator the exact distance to the seafloor and design depth during movement. The software supports complex 3D designs.

Sonar imaging for underwater visualization

Add eyes below the water with Teledyne Marine sonars for real-time data visualization.

Customizable Interface

Multiple monitors with independent layouts can be tailored to the needs of the dredge operator. A color-coded plan view and 3D view highlights high and low spots. The surface DTM is updated in real-time, registering the progress of the dredging work showing depth, differential and production models all updated according to the progress of the dredge chain.

  • The Administrator can configure the screens for a specific workflow/user and lock it down for the operator
  • Import or build project design and survey models in the office or field for operations

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