Automation in sewer construction

Implications for pipe installation

Shortage of staff, migrant workers, and cost and deadline pressure are forcing civil engineering companies to rationalize and mechanize their work processes. The product portfolio of equipment used ranges from attachments fitted with quick-change systems to 3D excavator control.

Construction of the sewer trench with 3D excavator control allows the operator to navigate the excavator bucket along a digital terrain model via satellite and special inclination sensors and to adjust it in accordance with the cross-section to be produced.

When installing sewer pipes, the production of the trench...

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