Mara Laser is a business activity that for over 30 years has been examining, producing and marketing laser and GPS controlled laser levellers, turning towards buyers in about 30 states all over the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, we can get to significant results in many areas of utility: from agricoltural ground to sportsground, from building constructions to road excavations, from landscaping to ground scraping.
Mara’s levellers ensure a series of returns and high productivity in various situations: from the machine operating speed regime, to a total affidability and assurance of the result.
The technology used by Mara is what makes it unbeatable, and the results acquired all over the world witness this. Laser and GPS system technologies provide an unique performance, in particular when they are used together.
Laser technology is applied to the levellers in a way that continually synchronize the height of the blade.
The laser levelling machine, the laser beam transmitter and the laser beam receiver are the elements of the laser control system for levelling.
The transmitter is located on a tripod that observes the natural tilt of the soil and communicates the signal to the receiver, which is instead located on the machine itself.
The laser beam, as it is one of its own characteristics, permits very high accuracy even over long sections of land. After getting the signal, a technologically perfectioned rotating pentaprism, located on these machines, gives back 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 work on any kind of ground and receive the 360° signal, even if it could be poor or it goes through interference.
On the laser levelling machine, besides, there is a control system to annul external interference. It cuts wind rumble, automatically reaches the signal and settles the power of the tractor.
GPS system technology
GPS technology, however, is used to settle the position of the laser levelling machine and the height of the blade.
The levellers, that adopt this technology, get the laser signal from the satellites: even in this situation the planning is defined by the signal and reproduced on the soil.
Lately, 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 as it is one of the periodic change of constellation of the satellites.
In any case, the poorer accuracy is compensated by the wide elasticity of use, in particular when this technology is used to work on large land portions with various inclinations, such as agricoltural ground and building constructions.
Integrated laser + GPS system
Mara Laser has created and manufactured an integrated system that adds the precision of laser technology with the potential of GPS, perfect for harsh soil.
The higher accuracy of the laser signal shows the plan within a radius of 1300 meters, while the GPS system communicates the location of the leveller. Hence, the Mara system can settle the height of the tractor leveller and the location of the blade itself.
The creation of the 3D map of the soil permits to highlight the land portions that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the point where to start, and the best way that allows to do the greatest job possible, with both the tractor and the leveller in the right position.
Hence, the operator will have immediate instructions through the constant updating of the data by the system.
Fields of application
The significant accuracy and elasticity of the levellers manufactured by Mara Laser secure their use in various areas:
- Laser levelling machines for agriculture:
Mara’s laser levellers, among the many conveniences secure a important increase of the arable land portions. They permits a reduction in the amount of water used, they can provide more abundant harvest, a less use of chemicals, as well as seeds. The lowering in work times, moreover, makes the use of these machines a sure investment.
- Laser levelling machines for construction:
Mara Laser gives 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 lowering of work times and the possibility of obtaining an absolute perfect inclinatoin for water to flow down, are other conveniences that make these machines worthy and priceless in this areas.
- Laser levelling machines for earth-moving:
the first-rate performance of the Mara levellers permits to move large quantity of soil very quickly and with low power. In this way, shorter work times, lower costs and greater accuracy in creating the horizontal plan and tilt, are achieved.
- Laser levelling machine for sportsground:
this type of technology can be used very well in this field as it makes possible to level even existing areas, repairing soil depressions without replacing the lawn.
- Laser levelling machines for greenhouses:
thanks to the accuracy, reduced size and easy handling of Mara laser levellers, it is also doable to work for the maintenance of green spaces. In this way, the right tilt and also a great aesthetic result are assured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this field, important results are achieved thanks to the skills of the Mara’s laser graders to provide the same job as the motor grader, with poorer costs and more convenient times. In addition, there are important conveniences, for example specialized labor is no longer necessary, on top to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.