The Allu 3D positioning system is the newest addition to the Allu lineup of specialized products for mass stabilization in the geotechnical market and solidification/stabilization (S/S) in the remediation market. The new system uses GPS signals to precisely locate the Allu PMX excavator-mounted power mixing head, guiding the excavator operator to feed the correct amount of binder and to thoroughly mix each block of the job matrix. With the new Allu 3D positioning system mass stabilization and S/S work can be performed more accurately and more easily than ever before.
Mass stabilization or solidification is a fast and cost-effective method for strengthening soft soils by adding a binding agent into the soil to support pavement or other structures. It also can be used to mix binders or additives into contaminated soil or sediment to immobilize hazardous constituents within the treated material and thus preventing the contaminant from spreading into the surrounding areas.
"When a binder is injected into the soil using the 3D positioning system, there are significant advantages to the operation," said Charles Wilk, manager of mass stabilization and remediation applications of Allu. "Due to the precise placement of the binder, only the optimum amount of binder is used, keeping material costs down. This is critical because generally over 50 percent of the cost for a mass stabilization project is in the cost for the binder agent."
The new system is comprised of four modules, including computer unit with software, touch screen, base station and GPS Sensor.