Mara Laser is a business activity that for 30 years and more has been analyzing, producing and marketing laser and GPS controlled laser levellers, calling on buyers in about 30 states all over the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, we can get to considerable results in different sectors of utility: from agricultural soil to sport facilities, from building constructions to road excavations, from landscaping to soil scraping.
Mara’s levellers ensure a series of returns and high productivity in various situations: from the machine operating velocity, to a total trustworthiness and guarantee of the final success.
The technology used by Mara is what makes it unbeatable, and the results obtained all over the world are proof of this. Laser and GPS receiver technologies give an unique performance, mostly when they are used together.
Laser technology is applied to the levellers in a way that without stopping synchronize the height of the blade.
The laser levelling machine, the laser beam transmitter and the laser beam receiver are parts of the laser control system for levelling.
The transmitter is placed on a tripod that observes the natural gradient of the soil and communicates the signal to the receiver, which is instead positioned on the machine itself.
The laser beam, for its own characteristics, enables very high preciseness even over long land portions. After obtaining the signal, a technologically perfectioned rotating pentaprism, positioned on these machines, returns an ideal planning for the leveller to follow while operating.
The receiver also has an important role, because it correctly reads the laser light received from the transmitter, through special photodiodes. The receivers, manufactured by Mara Laser, guarantee the levellers will be able to move on any kind of ground and receive the 360° signal, even though it could be low or it goes through interference.
On the laser levelling machine, also, there is a control system to annul external interference. It decreases wind rumble, automatically captures the signal and sets the power of the tractor.
GPS receiver technology
GPS technology, after all, is used to regulate the position of the laser levelling machine and the height of the blade.
The levellers, that adopt this technology, perceive the laser signal from the satellites: even in this situation the planning is represented by the signal and reproduced on the soil.
Nowadays, thanks to technological progress and the use of dedicated software, an accuracy of ± 10 mm has been obtained, even though this technology offers poorer accuracy than laser technology: GPS systems are subject to fluctuations for the periodic change of constellation of the satellites.
In any case, the poorer preciseness is compensated by the wide elasticity of use, mostly when this technology is used to work on large parts with various inclinations, such as agricultural soil and building constructions.
Integrated laser + GPS system
Mara Laser has produced and manufactured an integrated system that adds the precision of laser technology with the potential of GPS, the right one for harsh soil.
The higher preciseness of the laser signal shows the plan within a radius of 1300 meters, while the GPS system communicates the precise spot of the leveller. Thus, the Mara system can regulate the height of the tractor leveller and the precise spot of the blade itself.
The creation of the 3D map of the soil enables to highlight the parts that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the starting point, and the best route that enables to make the best work possible, with both the tractor and the leveller in the right position.
Thus, the operator will have prompt instructions through the constant updating of the data by the system.
Fields of application
The considerable preciseness and elasticity of the levellers manufactured by Mara Laser ensure their use in various areas:
- Laser levelling machines for agriculture:
Mara’s laser levellers, among the different plus ensure a key increase of the arable parts. They enable a reduction in the amount of water used, they can provide more abundant harvest, a considerable reduction of chemicals used, as well as seeds. The decrease in work times, furthermore, makes the use of these machines a sure investment.
- Laser levelling machines for construction:
Mara Laser provides an absolute perfect precision to obtain ground floors with very reduced deflections (max 4 mm) and to annul cavities and gaps that would, later, be filled with concrete. The decrease of work times and the possibility of obtaining an absolute perfect inclinatoin for water to flow down, are other plus that make these machines priceless and incomparable in this areas.
- Laser levelling machines for earth-moving:
the first-rate performance of the Mara levellers enables to move large amount of soil very quickly and with low power. In this way, shorter work times, lower costs and greater preciseness in creating the horizontal plan and gradient, are achieved.
- Laser levelling machine for sportsground:
this type of technology can be used very well in this area as it enables to level even existing sectors, repairing soil depressions without replacing the lawn.
- Laser levelling machines for greenhouses:
thanks to the preciseness, reduced size and easy handling of Mara laser levellers, it is also feasible to work for the maintenance of green spaces. In this way, the right gradient and also a great aesthetic result are secured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this area, important results are achieved thanks to the capability of the Mara’s laser graders to perform the same job as the motor grader, with poorer costs and more convenient times. In addition, there are key plus, for example specialized labor is no longer needed, besides to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.