Customer stories

Xsite machine guidance – “Like an extra pair of eyes”

January 23, 2020

A street renovation is underway on the Lamminpää district on the outskirts of Tampere. Giving finishing touches to the site is Mr. Tomi Ala-Kokko, who has brought along a CAT M316D wheeled excavator, equipped with the Xsite PRO 3D machine guidance system. Tomi Ala-Kokko has been using the Xsite PRO 3D machine guidance system in […]

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Improvement of Highway E75 – machine control in a major project

March 19, 2019

Highway 4 runs all the way through Finland, from Helsinki to Utsjoki. It is one of the country’s most important main arteries and the key road connection between southern and northern Finland. Highway 4 is also part of the E75, which is a European main international traffic artery. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (formerly the […]

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King of the quarry – use of machine control in mining

February 1, 2019

On a cloudy day in October, we drive past Sodankylä and turn onto a road with an uncommon amount of traffic coming the other way, given our northern location in Lapland. The reason for the busy road is the Kevitsa mine, where we are visiting a customer of Novatron, Jorma Vainio. One of the many […]

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Ease-of-use is the key issue in machine control systems

January 21, 2019

A black-and-yellow EC290 Volvo excavator sporting yellow bars can be seen on a hilltop in the centre of Karjaa in Finland. Viewed from the foot of the slope, the machine looks like the King of the Hill, causing heads to turn among by-passers. The machine belongs to Mr. Hannu Saukko, CEO of SSV Maarakennus Oy, […]

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The Tampere tramway project – 2D maps replaced by 3D models

January 24, 2018

In the spring 2017, when the sun started shining into Finnish homes, fenced construction sites with workers and machines started popping up in the streets of Tampere, Finland. This was due to the tram line construction project in, which started in early February with earthmoving and moving underground pipes and cables from below the future […]

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Blog: Smart technology increases productivity

February 9, 2016

Destia, the Finnish infrastructure and construction company, has been utilising 3D machine control at its construction sites for several years. The company has been a major infrastructure trend-setter in Finland with a clear vision of the worksite of the future. Destia has observed that machine control is part of a modern earthwork process and a […]

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Benefits of machine control in renovation projects

September 29, 2014

We interviewed earthworks contractor Jani Saarinen of JASA Yhtiöt Oy about the benefits of a machine control system in renovation projects. In almost 20 years in the industry he has much experience of working both with and without machine control systems. The project was a street in the centre of Pirkkala, Finland where the roadway […]

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