In the world of GPS-based data collection and precision machine control, 25 years is a lifetime.
AMW Machine Control, Inc. is proud of our humble beginnings in 1987, and excited to further our goal of offering efficiency and accuracy to the agricultural, construction and waste management industries. Our accomplishments include:
1987 – Alan and Mark Williams begin software production with Topo, an electronic total station-based data collection tool. Their partnership is the precursor to the AMW Machine Control, Inc. of 2015 and beyond.
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By Mark Williams
Whether a tile system, earthworks, paving project or landfill, there are three common threads in planning a successful project:
1. A high accuracy topographic map of the project area is critical. Depending on the scope of the project the designer can use photogrammetry, GPS mobile mapping, LIDAR, or standard data collection methods. Background imaging and existing data can also be incorporated for more detail.
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By Mark Williams
Road paving operations, whether on major highways or small local routes, are a process that everyone on the roadway is an expert in. They can tell if the base was constructed properly because the road maintains its designed shape, and easily see and feel potholes created by drainage problems. Anyone behind the wheel can tell if the pavement was properly designed and installed by observing its longevity and, probably the most evident, by the ride quality.
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