Mara Laser is a business activity that for over 30 years has been examining, making and trading laser and GPS controlled laser levellers, calling on clients in about 30 nations everywhere in the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, it is feasible to achieve outstanding results in many sectors of use: from agricoltural ground to sportsground, from building constructions to road excavations, from landscaping to ground scraping.
Mara’s levellers ensure a series of advantages and high capacity in various situations: from the machine operating velocity, to a total affidability and certainty of the result.
The technology used by Mara is what makes it unique, and the results obtained all over the world testify this. Laser and GPS receiver technologies provide an unique performance, in particular 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 leveller, the laser beam transmitter and the laser beam receiver are parts of the laser control system for levelling.
The transmitter is put on a tripod that observes the natural gradient of the soil and communicates the signal to the receiver, which is instead mounted on the machine itself.
The laser beam, as it is one of its own characteristics, enables very high preciseness even over long sections of land. After picking up the signal, a technologically perfectioned rotating pentaprism, mounted on these machines, gives back an ideal planning for the leveller to follow while operating.
The receiver also plays a very important part, 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 type fo ground and receive the 360° signal, even though it could be low or it is subjected to interference.
On the leveller, also, there is a control system to annul external interference. It decreases wind sound, automatically intercepts the signal and sets the power of the tractor.
GPS receiver technology
GPS technology, however, is used to settle the position of the leveller and the height of the blade.
The levellers, that adopt this technology, obtain 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 advancement and the use of dedicated software, an accuracy of ± 10 mm has been reached up, 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 preciseness is compensated by the wide elasticity of use, in particular when this technology is used to work on large land sections with various inclinations, such as agricoltural ground 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, suitable for tough 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. Hence, the Mara system can settle 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 land sections that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the section where to begin, and the best way that allows to make the best work 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 outstanding preciseness 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 benefits secure a important increase of the arable land sections. They permits a reduction in the amount of water used, an increased production, a considerable reduction of chemicals used, as well as seeds. The decrease in work hours, besides, 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 decrease of work hours and the possibility of obtaining an absolute perfect inclinatoin for water to flow down, are other benefits that make these machines worthy and priceless in this areas.
- Laser levelling machines for earth-moving:
the first-rate performance of the Mara levellers enables to move large quantity of soil very quickly and with low power. In this way, shorter work hours, lower costs and greater preciseness in creating the horizontal plan and gradient, are gained.
- 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 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 doable to work for the maintenance of green spaces. In this way, the right gradient and also a great aesthetic result are assured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this field, important results are gained thanks to the capacity 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 important benefits, for example specialized labor is no longer necessary, on top to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.