Topcon Introduces X- 22 Wireless Excavator Control System

System offers maximum performance, flexibility at affordable price 

Livermore, Calif. – October 11, 2011 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) introduces a new wireless tilt sensor system for excavators – the X-22.

“The X-22 is the latest addition to Topcon’s excavator machine control series, and is aimed at satisfying the increased demands for job site durability, accuracy, flexibility and cost-effectiveness,” said Murray Lodge, vice president of the TPS Construction Business Unit. “The easy-to-use system offers contractors maximum performance and flexibility at an affordable price.”

Lodge said that the simplicity of the system “creates an extremely small learning curve for operators. It’s a simple system that is easy to learn and easier to operate. With this system, any operator can dig quicker, safer and more accurately than ever before.”

The X-22 incorporates plug-and-play technology designed to make installation and swapping between machines “extremely easy and fast. It is ideal for swapping between a company’s machinery or rental machines and creates the flexibility to handle a wide range of tasks on any job site,” Lodge said, “including site preparation, trenching, road building, shaping embankments, and digging basements.”

X-22 features include:
• High-resolution touch screen display that is easy to see even in bright sunlight.
• Simple screen menu makes it easy to set width, depth and slope of the cut.
• Various screen views – profile, bucket and sectional – are standard.
• Rechargeable wireless sensors (a full charge provides more than 120 hours of continuous usage).

“The X-22 is versatile and will increase productivity on all your jobs, big or small. It is designed to dramatically decrease over-excavating,” Lodge said. “With this excavator system, an operator can get the job done faster, eliminate the potential for re-work and reduce costs, thus increasing profits.”

About Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange – 7732), was founded in 1932.