New Topcon Automatic Excavator System Featuring Fingertip Control

LIVERMORE, Calif. & CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, Netherlands–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Topcon Positioning Group announces a new automated edition of its 3D
modular aftermarket solution for excavation — the X-53x automatic. The
system uses the same components of the original system and adds
hydraulic, automated control.

“As pioneers in automatic excavation technology, with the TS-5 in 1996,
we are excited to bring to the market a new unique aftermarket system
that controls depth of excavation automatically as well as the angle of
the bucket,” Murray Lodge, senior VP, Construction.

With easy-to-use fingertip operation, the system is designed to provide
automated depth control so digging to grade in flat, stepped or sloped
applications reduces operator fatigue.

“With the automatic excavation system, the risk of over digging is
minimized, while productivity is maximized saving time and reducing
costs,” said Lodge. “We have seen how much automated control changed the
earthmoving process with our dozer systems and we expect the huge
benefits of now having an automated excavator system to introduce
similar benefits.”

The automatic excavation system features a new calibration method that
uses a total station that communicates wirelessly with the system,
rather than typing in values manually.

“The modern calibration system is easier, faster, and less error prone —
machines will be more accurately calibrated than with traditional
methods, resulting in better outcomes on projects,” said Lodge.

The system is designed to be easily upgradeable from the 2D
and the original 3D
systems to the new fully automatic excavation package.

“The automatic system rounds out our complete line of excavator
solutions from entry-level, 2D and 3D systems — Topcon offers an
excellent solution to meet most any demand. When contractors are ready
to upgrade, the modular hardware makes it easy and cost-effective,” said

The new system is being released alongside a new version of the Topcon
Haul Truck application, which utilizes an Android or iOS app that can be
installed on a phone or tablet. It is designed to provide a complete
cloud-based, real-time haul management and reporting infrastructure.

“The new Haul Truck app is integrated in the Topcon
site management platform
and provides a complete load tracking and
reporting system as well as real-time truck reporting during haul
operations. The app pairs nicely with the new X-53x automatic for a more
safe and integrated excavation and loading ecosystem,” said Lodge.

For more information, visit Topcon at,
always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits.

About Topcon Positioning Group

Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and
customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and
distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the
global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon
Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (,
Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands.
Topcon Corporation (,
founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).


Topcon Positioning Group
Fitzgerald, +1 925-245-8610

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