Mara Laser is a business company that for over 30 years has been examining, producing and marketing laser and GPS controlled levellers, calling on buyers in about 30 states everywhere in the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, it is feasible to achieve outstanding results in different sectors of utility: from agricultural soil to sportsground, from building constructions to road excavations, from landscaping to soil scraping.
Mara’s levellers ensure a series of advantages and high capacity in more than one situations: from the machine functioning speed regime, 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 are proof of this. Laser and GPS system 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 laser levelling machine, the laser beam transmitter and the laser beam receiver are parts of the laser control system for levelling.
The transmitter is located on a tripod that observes the natural gradient of the land and communicates the signal to the receiver, which is instead positioned on the machine itself.
The laser beam, beacuse of its own characteristics, enables very high preciseness even over long land portions. After picking up the signal, a technologically perfectioned rotating pentaprism, positioned on these machines, returns an ideal program 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 type fo ground and receive the 360° signal, even if it could be poor or it goes through interference.
On the laser levelling machine, also, 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 system technology
GPS technology, however, is used to regulate 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 program is illustrated by the signal and reproduced on the land.
Nowadays, thanks to technological progress and the use of dedicated software, an accuracy of ± 10 mm has been obtained, even though this technology offers less accuracy than laser technology: GPS systems are subject to fluctuations beacuse of the periodic change of constellation of the satellites.
In any case, the less preciseness is compensated by the wide adaptability of use, mostly when this technology is used to work on large parts with more than one 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, suitable for tough land.
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 land enables to highlight the parts that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the section where to begin, and the best route that enables 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 outstanding preciseness and adaptability of the levellers manufactured by Mara Laser secure their use in more than one areas:
- Laser levelling machines for agriculture:
Mara’s laser levellers, among the different conveniences secure a key increase of the arable parts. 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 hours, besides, 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 contained deflections (max 4 mm) and to remove cavities and gaps that would, afterwords, be filled with concrete. The lowering of work hours and the possibility of obtaining a perfect inclinatoin 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 enables to move large amount 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 reached.
- Laser levelling machine for sportsground:
this type of technology can be utilized 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, contained size and easy handling of Mara 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 secured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this field, important results are reached thanks to the capacity of the Mara’s laser graders to perform the same job as the motor grader, with less costs and more convenient times. In addition, there are key conveniences, for example specialized labor is no longer necessary, besides to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.