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Burnett Group Launches EXCAVATE PRO App to App Store
Real world practical tool apps, a growing trend.
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 7, 2012 09:01 AM
BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burnett Group released the new EXCAVATE PRO app today, now available on the App Store on iTunes for iPhone and iPad. This exciting app is a practical tool for anyone with an earthworks task or a stockpile to shift. It works worldwide.
The app will calculate the TIME it takes to dig out or excavate a volume of soil, clay or broken rock. The TIME can be expressed in hours, shifts, or days worked.
For a given volume of soil measured in cubic meters a machine is selected by the app user. This can be a hydraulic excavator of differing sizes, a front end loader, or a motorised scraper.
The type of soil needs to be known, either, sand, soil, clay, broken rock or gravel. The app will run algorithms to determine how long the excavation will take. The app will account for the different behaviour and characteristics of the soils to be excavated.
This app will be of interest to machine operators, owners, foremen, contractors, engineer's and all people with an earthworks task. Home owners with a pool to dig can now estimate the time it will take, also Town councils with a stockpile to shift can now calculate the time.
In major earthworks undertakings this app will assist in the preparing and optimising of earthworks planning. Compare differing plant spreads, refine and eliminate guess work.
There is a going trend for practical real world apps that are useful tools. All people can now access apps running complex calculations for real time real world problems.
The app goes on to greater usefulness. For example, if the user selects a hydraulic excavator of a certain size, the app will use the normal bucket capacity in the algorithm's. However, the user can override this if he has a different sized bucket on his machine. The user can simply overwrite that particular bucket size. Similar facilities exist for cycle times and truck capacity's and types.
This is the first of a suite of earthworks apps from this developer, the next being Compact Pro. This will calculate compaction production in earthwork embankments.
SOURCE Burnett Group
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