NavCom–a wholly owned subsidiary of John Deere–manufactures GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers for land survey, machine control, offshore, and military and government applications. One of its OEM partners is MOBA Mobile Automation AG, a German company specializing in measurement and control technology, quality control systems for earthmoving and road construction machines, identification and weighing systems, management software for waste and municipal sectors, and agricultural leveling systems.
“MOBA uses NavCom GNSS receivers for assisted guidance on dozers and excavators. This results in decreased over/undercuts for dozers and graders and eliminates the need for continuous staking for excavators as the machine performs its cut and fill operations,” explained Philip Morris, account manager at NavCom.
MOBA incorporates NavCom GNSS receivers into its platform with MOBA’s software and user interface, which also controls many other facets of the machine platform. “We give them an accurate position” said Morris. “However, we’re only one of a large variety of sensors that they need to accomplish their job.