de | en

Solutions for dozers with machine CAN bus
Komatsu D51PX with electric masts

Komatsu D51PX with electric masts

Our UMC4003C works with CAN-bus-dozers of Caterpillar and Komatsu. Why don't you ask us to automate your dozer?

You may use laser receivers of many available brands with our electric masts. And sure, if needed, ultrasonic trackers and slope sensor can also be operated with our blade elevation control UMC4000.

News 12-2020

You have got a dozer with machine CAN bus, and electronic joystick. And now you are looking to integrate a 2D grade control system? - We offer our new dual control box UMC4003C that has an additional CAN bus to communicate with the machine in the language your machine understands. Thus, there is no need to "t-in" extra Pilot valves and control them. Save money and installation work by using UMC4003C. Instead of connecting to valves for the dozer's raise and tilt cylinders, our UMC4003C sends elevation signals directly into the machine CAN bus which processes the commands in real-time. Pushing a button on the right machine joystick will switch automatic grade control ON and OFF. No need to unhand the joystick for pushing the A/M button at the control panel or somewhere on a remote switch button.

Wiring scheme of a CAN dozer

Using electric masts with laser receivers gives you the maximum comfort of dual laser control featuring automatic search of laser plane, or lowering for transportation by push on a button. Maybe good to know: You are free to zero to the laserplane or to the cutting edge of the blade - as you are used to work. In the first case, you simply enter the height of laser plane to your grade stake/hub measured by a metric rod with hand laser receiver. In the second case you place the cutting edge of the blade to a reference surface, and zero it.

Solutions for skid-steers - part 1
Bobcat T770 with 6 way blade of Uemme

Bobcat T770 with 6 way blade of Uemme

Choose whatever is best to your experience or job requirements: You are absolutely free wether a 4, 6 or 8 way blade of a third brand/manufacturer, or different hydraulics.

News 04-2020

Do you have a Bobcat skid-steer, and do you like to use the machine with a blade of a different brand/manufacturer? - No problem with UMC4000.

You can use the left and right machine joystick and buttons to control any hydraulic blade attachment for your Bobcat.

Wether you like to raise or lower the blade by hand or automatically by use of laser receivers or ultrasonic trackers: You can operate the blade same as an original Bobcat blade. Even very efficient automatic functions - such as lowering the blade to laser on-grade position, or raising the blade out of the laser plane - are available by push on a button.

Our UMC4000 comes with an interface box that translates the Bobcat joystick signals into desired hydraulic movements of the blade.

Thus, you are absolutely free choosing a 4, 6 or 8 way blade of a third brand/manufacturer, or even different hydraulics. Choose whatever is best to your experience or job requirements.

By the use of the machine joysticks and buttons you can control the following functions:

  • Manually raise and lower the blade on the left or right (or both)
  • Manually rotate or shift the blade sidewise
  • Automatic control ON/OFF
  • Fast automatic lowering to laser on-grade, and fast raising out of laser plane by push on a button

If you already own any attachment blade with UMC4000 control system, then all you need in addition is the Bobcat interface box that enables the control of your blade attachment by the machine joysticks.

Sollido Controls at BAUMA 2019
Sollido Controls exhibited at BAUMA 2019

Sollido Controls at BAUMA 2019

News 05-2019

Our start-up company exhibited first time at BAUMA in Munich in April 2019.
What was the news displayed there?

Our UMC4000 product family has grown: We proudly presented the new UMC4011 operating panel. This MMI is ideally suited for machines that manually steer its working attachment by the machine joystick, and the joystick of our control panel UMC4013 would be redundant then. To the smaller brother you can connect up to 5 external switches (10 switch positions); a partial integration in a compact machine like a skid steer is possible. Just ask us for this!

Moreover, there was the launch of an extended firmware: Now you can permanently connect to our control box up to three different kind of sensors at left and right sides, such as laser receivers, slope sensors and ultrasonic trackers. When needed, simply select the right sensor for your job directly from the operating panel inside the cab. This will speed up the jobs, where you often have to switch to different sensors, perhaps laser receivers and ultrasonic tracers, driving in lanes forward and back after a U-turn. Your work productivity increases.

We also showed the rugged and solid Super Averaging Beam for asphalt pavers in conjunction with our Mini-Line levelling system: Pure quality with less cables on up to 13 m includes working lights.
You were looking for a good solution of material management in asphalt laying? Then you could see and operate the MatManager that saves time and efforts in calculating and controlling asphalt material supplies. Get clean reports about your asphalt laying job from the MatWiser software.

New UMC4013 operating unit


News 10-2017

We have listened to you and improved our operating panel of UMC4000 automatic dozer blade control: Instead of mechanical toggle switches to set several functions of the blade – such as offset on-grade, Auto/Man, slope side selection – we have built in a heavy-duty and easy-to-clean membrane keyboard. Now you must not recall how to move the toggle switches: Up/Down or Left/Right. A push on a button will activate the desired functionality.

There are two heavy-duty toggle switches underneath the joystick to open or close hydraulic side doors of the blade. You can find and operate them without looking to the panel.

In addition, we have added Russian language in the operating menu of the MMI. Thus, you can select now from six different European languages: German, English, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Russian.

Last but not least the operation of UMC4013 is now even more simple, more direct and logical. The automatic side-door open and close function can easily be activated by a push on the buttons “SSL” for the left side, and “SSR” for the right side.
The “SET” key buttons activate or regulate different sensor functions. As our control unit automatically scans and recognizes the connected sensors during initialization, the “SET” key buttons will activate only those function related to the corresponding sensors. Our UMC4000 system works proactively. The operation becomes simple and intuitive.

Multi-sonic sensor VA224 for Voegele Niveltronic
Ultraschallsensor VA224

VA224 Multi-Sonic Sensor

News 08-2017

The multi-sonic sensor VA224 is a new variation of the proven G224 multi-sonic sensor of the Danish company TF Technologies A/S. The VA224 comes with an analogue output signal and can be directly connected to the existing cable of Niveltronic screed levelling system of Voegele pavers. Thus, it can be used as a spare or replacement sensor of ultra-sonic skis of other manufacturers.

By means of the multiplexing method, the four ultra-sonic transducers of VA224 determine the height over a string-line or a reference underground. The mean value of the four individual measurements will be permanently sent to the Niveltronic controller to adjust the paver’s tow arms to level. The asphalt is laid down with the set thickness and smoothness.

Our VA224 multi-sonic sensor costs 2.180 € net (recommended retail price) going easy on your investment budget.

Please note that the VA224 cannot be used in a multiplex application (3 or more sensors on an averaging beam).

MatManager: Paving data monitoring


News 05-2017

Our MatManager is an all-in-one 7” display, central PC and operating panel. It monitors essential data of asphalt laying, stores them and create reports. The crew can see in real time how much material is laid down, and compare it to the target values. MatManager keeps track of the paving speed, distance and variable screed width und uses this data for calculations. At the same time MatManager measures and memorizes the asphalt material temperature and the weather conditions during the job.

Don’t lose time for calculations of material consumption! Our MatManager provides you an overview of actual and accumulated consumption. The PC shows you how much material is still needed, and when the next truck payloads shall arrive to your construction site.

The operator’s screen language of MatManager is available in German and English.

MatManager Bildschirm

Start screen showing an overview of key paramaters such as truck payloads inkluding actual and target values..

More info

Mono-Sonic versus Multi-Sonic sensor
Ultrasonic detectors G221 and G224

Ultrasonic sensors G221 and G224

P.S. The sensor mounted to the back of an averaging beam is often placed over the hot asphalt mat. Of course, this can be done with the mono-sonic sensor G221 too, and it will work perfectly.

When planning for a new levelling system we recommend to purchase the Mini-Line basic kit consisting of HR301 controller and multi-sonic sensor G224. This way you are ready for all job conditions, no matter whether there is a reference string-line or curb-stone or levelled underground. Add now or later the Extension kit of Compact or Super Averaging beam with 3 additional mono-sonic sensors G221. Be sure, you have now a truly complete set of the best levelling tools for your paver.

News 04-2017

To meet virtually all paving job demands we supply both mono-sonic and multi-sonic sensors. The multi-sonic sensor has four transducers in a line. It can be used for distance measurements to even underground, curb stone and string-line. The mono-sonic sensor, however, will not work over a string-line.

Nevertheless, in a set-up of an averaging beam you may use mono-sonic sensors getting the same quality of asphalt road laying as having multi-sonic sensors instead. No quality loss, but mono-sonic sensors will save saving your budget.

To understand the reason for it let’s have a look to the working principle of ultrasonic sensors. In the beginning of the measuring cycle the transducer sends out an acoustical signal. After the signal has met the ground, it will be reflected and the sensor listens the echo. The time span between sending and receiving the signal is a proportion of distance or elevation of the ultra-sonic sensor above the ground. For a typical set-up at a paver the time between sending and receiving is 20 to 30 ms.

With a multi-sonic sensor (or ultra-sonic ski, or multiplex ski) every transducer will send out the acoustical signal and receive the echo one after the other only. Otherwise, the transducers would disturb each other. They would receive a false echo, and send wrong height signals to the controller. Moreover, the multi-sonic sensor has an integrated averaging function that is of benefit when working as stand-alone unit. It will throw away the maximum and minimum values and make an average of the two remaining results. Thus, a multi-sonic sensor will send less values to the controller than a mono-sonic sensor in the same time frame, but it will be a mean value for the length of the ski of 25 cm.

Having three or more sonic-sensors mounted on an averaging beam the controller itself will calculate the mean value before sending it to the tow arm valves of the paver. The averaging advantage of a multi-sonic sensor disappears in a beam set-up. Mono-Sonic sensors will send even more signals for averaging to the controller. Thus, you can thoroughly rely on mono-sonic sensors when you mount and use them on a Compact or Super Averaging beam.

No matter if mono- or multi-sonic sensors are in use the result will be the same: Uneven ground will be smoothed out over the length of the levelling beams, the resulting asphalt mat becomes more even.

More Info

Back to the top