Carlson Software’s Machine Control solutions democratize positioning and 3D machine control globally through open standards, easy-to-use software interfaces and an attractive price/performance proposition for Mining, Landfills, and Construction.
For all inquiries, please contact:
Machine Control Division
machinecontrol@carlsonsw.com
616-540-1229 (p)

We serve the mining, landfill, dredging, earthmoving and and 3D drilling markets with state of the art, 3D machine guidance, positioning, monitoring, reporting and production analysis solutions.

Carlson Machine Control provides solutions that adhere to Open Positioning Architecture (OPA). We believe in promoting open support for data files, sensors, etc. We have the world’s most extensive GNSS/GPS library connecting to most GPS receivers.

Carlson for Landfills

Carlson for Landfills

Carlson Command

Carlson Command

Carlson Grade for Dozers

Carlson Grade for Dozers

Carlson Grade for Drilling

Carlson Grade for Drilling

Carlson Grade for Excavators

Carlson Grade for Excavators

Carlson Control Box

Carlson’s Control Box

Extend the life of any landfill

Designed for Landfill Compactors, Dozers, Graders and Scrapers

  • Track your compaction in real time with color mapping using pass counts or vertical deflection
  • Share data real time between two machines with Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for maximum productivity
  • Reduce airspace, maximize compaction reaching optimum density in less time
  • Easily generate Airspace Utilization Factor (AUF), density and volume reports
  • Minimize daily cover
  • Analyze productivity and report from anywhere


Key features

  • Overfill eliminated from outer design slopes
  • True recording of actual material placement
  • Avoidance Zones such as gas wells and hazardous material placement
  • Daily density calculations through scale house weight & import
  • Forward/reverse compaction
  • Ability to collect & stake points
  • Heartbeat connectivity connects machines, site supervisor and office
  • Remote monitoring of machines with Carlson Fleet Manager Office – Landfill
  • Historical playback for machines and material placement
Rover Position Trace

Rover Position Trace

Cut Fill Color Map

Cut Fill Color Map

Real Time Dashboard

Real Time Dashboard

Timeline Report

Timeline Report

Time Reporting

Time Reporting

PDGrade™ Machine Guidance for Pile Driving

Carlson Machine Control uses application-centric software created just for the solar farm industry combined with state-of-the-art, integrated GNSS All-In-One sensor (MC Pro Vx6) and a rugged, Windows 7-based Control Box (MC-8 Control Box Console).

The system has an industry exclusive 3-year warranty and installs in under 3 hours. This keeps machine downtime to a minimum.

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