Mara Laser is a business company that for 30 years and more has been analyzing, making and trading laser and GPS controlled levellers, calling on clients in about 30 states all over the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, we can reach considerable results in many areas 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 advantages and high productivity in more than one situations: from the machine functioning speed regime, to a total affidability and guarantee of the final success.
The technology used by Mara is what makes it unbeatable, and the results acquired all over the world witness 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 continually synchronize the height of the blade.
The leveller, 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 inclination of the land and communicates the signal to the receiver, which is instead put on the machine itself.
The laser beam, as it is one of its internal characteristics, permits very high accuracy even over long land portions. After getting the signal, a technologically perfectioned rotating pentaprism, put on these machines, gives back an ideal pianification for the leveller to follow while functioning.
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 though it could be low or it goes through interference.
On the leveller, besides, there is a control system to remove external interference. It decreases wind sound, automatically intercepts the signal and settles the power of the tractor.
GPS receiver technology
GPS technology, however, is used to regulate the position of the leveller and the height of the blade.
The levellers, that implement this technology, perceive the laser signal from the satellites: even in this situation the pianification is defined by the signal and reproduced on the land.
Lately, thanks to technological progress 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 accuracy is compensated by the wide elasticity of use, mostly when this technology is used to work on large land sections with more than one inclinations, such as agricultural soil and building constructions.
Integrated laser + GPS system
Mara Laser has created and manufactured an integrated system that connects the precision of laser technology with the potential of GPS, proper for tough land.
The higher accuracy of the laser signal lays out the plan within a radius of 1300 meters, while the GPS system communicates the location of the leveller. Thus, the Mara system can regulate the height of the tractor leveller and the location of the blade itself.
The creation of the 3D map of the land permits to highlight the land sections that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the starting point, and the best way that allows to do the greatest job possible, with both the tractor and the leveller in the right position.
Thus, the operator will have immediate instructions through the constant updating of the data by the system.
Fields of application
The considerable accuracy and elasticity of the levellers manufactured by Mara Laser ensure their use in more than one areas:
- Laser levelling machines for agriculture:
Mara’s laser levellers, among the many conveniences ensure a important increase of the arable land sections. They enable 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, moreover, makes the use of these machines a sure investment.
- Laser levelling machines for construction:
Mara Laser gives a perfect precision to obtain ground floors with very reduced deflections (max 4 mm) and to remove cavities and gaps that would, later, be filled with concrete. The decrease of work hours and the possibility of obtaining a perfect slope for water to flow down, are other conveniences that make these machines incomparable 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 hours, lower costs and greater accuracy in creating the horizontal plan and inclination, are achieved.
- Laser levelling machine for sportsground:
this type of technology can be used very well in this area 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 levellers, it is also feasible to work for the maintenance of green spaces. In this way, the right inclination and also a great aesthetic result are assured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this area, 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 needed, besides to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.