Mara Laser is a business company that for 30 years and more has been analyzing, producing and marketing laser and GPS controlled laser levellers, turning towards clients in about 30 states everywhere in the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, we can reach outstanding results in different areas of utility: from agricoltural ground to sport courts, from building constructions to road excavations, from landscaping to soil scraping.
Mara’s levellers ensure a series of advantages and high capacity 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 unique, and the results obtained all over the world testify this. Laser and GPS receiver technologies provide an unrivaled 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 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 placed on a tripod that observes the natural gradient of the soil and sends 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 obtaining 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 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 kind of ground and receive the 360° signal, even though it could be poor or experiences interference.
On the laser levelling machine, besides, there is a control system to remove external interference. It cuts wind sound, automatically captures the signal and regulates 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 implement 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 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 portions 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 harsh soil.
The higher accuracy of the laser signal represents the plan within a radius of 1300 meters, while the GPS system communicates the precise spot of the leveller. Hence, 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 permits to highlight the land portions that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the point where to start, and the best route that allows to do the greatest job possible, with both the tractor and the leveller in the right position.
Hence, the operator will have prompt instructions through the constant updating of the data by the system.
Fields of application
The outstanding accuracy and elasticity of the levellers manufactured by Mara Laser assure their use in various fields:
- Laser levelling machines for agriculture:
Mara’s laser levellers, among the different conveniences assure a important increase of the arable land portions. They enable a reduction in the amount of water used, an increased production, a less use of chemicals, as well as seeds. The lowering in work times, furthermore, makes the use of these machines a sure investment.
- Laser levelling machines for construction:
Mara Laser provides a perfect precision to obtain ground floors with very contained deflections (max 4 mm) and to remove cavities and gaps that would, afterwords, be filled with concrete. The lowering of work times and the possibility of obtaining a perfect inclinatoin for water to flow down, are other conveniences that make these machines worthy and priceless in this fields.
- 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 gradient, are attained.
- Laser levelling machine for sportsground:
this type of technology can be used very well in this field as it enables to level even existing areas, repairing soil depressions without replacing the lawn.
- Laser levelling machines for greenhouses:
thanks to the accuracy, contained 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 fabulous aesthetic result are ensured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this field, important results are attained 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, on top to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.