Mara Laser is a business company that for over 30 years has been examining, producing and marketing laser and GPS controlled levellers, turning towards buyers in about 30 nations all over the world.
Thanks to GPS and laser control technologies, it is feasible to achieve considerable results in different sectors of utility: from agricultural soil to sport facilities, from building constructions to road excavations, from landscaping to ground scraping.
Mara’s levellers ensure a series of returns and high capacity in more than one situations: from the machine functioning velocity, 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, in particular when they are combined.
Laser technology is applied to the levellers in a way that without stopping 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 positioned on a tripod that sees the natural inclination of the land and sends the signal to the receiver, which is instead located on the machine itself.
The laser beam, beacuse of its own characteristics, permits very high accuracy even over long sections of land. After picking up the signal, a technologically perfectioned rotating pentaprism, located on these machines, returns an ideal pianification for the leveller to follow while functioning.
The receiver also plays a very important part, because it correctly reads the laser light received from the transmitter, through special photodiodes. The receivers, made by Mara Laser, guarantee the levellers will be able to move on any kind of soil and receive the 360° signal, though it could be poor or it is subjected to interference.
On the laser levelling machine, besides, there is a control system to remove external interference. It cuts wind rumble, automatically intercepts the signal and regulates the power of the tractor.
GPS receiver technology
GPS technology, however, is used to settle 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 pianification is defined by the signal and reproduced on the land.
Lately, thanks to technological advancement and the use of dedicated software, an accuracy of ± 10 mm has been obtained, even though this technology offers minor accuracy than laser technology: GPS systems are subject to fluctuations beacuse of the periodic change of constellation of the satellites.
In any case, the minor accuracy is compensated by the wide adaptability of use, in particular 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 produced and made an integrated system that matches the precision of laser technology with the potential of GPS, perfect 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 precise spot of the leveller. Thus, 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 land permits to highlight the land sections that has to be scraped, the loading areas, the section where to begin, and the best route that enables to make the best work possible, with both the tractor and the leveller in the right position.
Thus, the operator will have prompt instructions through the constant updating of the data by the system.
Fields of application
The considerable accuracy and adaptability of the levellers made by Mara Laser assure their use in more than one areas:
- Laser levelling machines for agriculture:
Mara’s laser levellers, among the different benefits assure a important increase of the arable land sections. 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 hours, 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 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 an absolute perfect slope for water to flow down, are other benefits that make these machines priceless and incomparable in this areas.
- Laser levelling machines for earth-moving:
the first-rate performance of the Mara levellers permits to move large amount 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 gained.
- Laser levelling machine for sportsground:
this type of technology can be utilized very well in this area as it enables to level even existing sectors, repairing slope without replacing the lawn.
- Laser levelling machines for greenhouses:
thanks to the accuracy, 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 inclination and also a fabulous aesthetic result are secured.
- Laser grader machines for roads:
in this area, important results are gained thanks to the skills of the Mara’s laser graders to provide the same job as the motor grader, with minor costs and more convenient times. In addition, there are important benefits, for example specialized labor is no longer necessary, besides to the fact that the use of fine materials is reduced.