For over 20 years, GRM Systems has been researching safer ways to install road surfacing systems and lower road fatalities and finally the results are speaking for themselves with the release of Maximus – Australia’s first advanced high-tech, fully automated road installation truck.
The future starts now! The culmination of 20 years of research by the team at Global Road Maintenance Systems (GRMS) has come together in the form of Maximus, designed for the installation of high friction surfacing (calcined bauxite), coloured surfacing and microsurfacing. Maximus will revolutionise the road industry by improving productivity and road conditions, increasing safety and efficiency, maximising ROI, lowering the risk of workplace incidents, optimising traffic management, and introducing a new way of working.
Maximus works at the intersection of technology, data and human ingenuity to deliver quantifiable performance advantages to key sectors in need of large-scale change such as Road User Safety, Road Network Expansion and Technological Advancement. By mitigating the risk to roadwork crews, Maximus has rapid production rates of installation, equating to 3000m2-5000m2 per hour, when compared to manual installation rates of 1500m2 per day. Maximus requires four fully trained operators to ensure optimal performance, whereas previously a minimum of seven workers were required to manually do the same. This not only is a faster, more productive outcome for clientele but the decreased presence on a road environment also benefits workers, traffic controllers and all road users.
Maximus also delivers advantages through state-of-the-art technology systems. From class-leading critical-safety control systems, Maximus empowers GRMS to create differentiation and seize installation advantages. Synchronised computers communicate directly to Maximus, ensuring optimal accuracy, application controls and itemised application information and 360-degree visibility cameras are always recording information that is stored in the black box.
Just some of the incorporated features that prevent injuries and increase operator safety include:
- RFID driver technology
- Tyre monitoring systems for both truck and trailer
- Emergency truck park brake fail-safe/anti rollaway system
- Reverse sensor tech in forward and reverse
- Fatigue monitoring systems
- Vehicle monitoring systems
- Centralised automatic lubrication systems for both truck and trailer
- LED coloured work/safe zones
Harnessing these unique capabilities, Maximus is operated via touchscreen technology, which drives the automation of the installation. All data is fed back to the head office, which can be accessed via direct live feed in real-time or at the completion of a job via a satellite link. This provides clientele with all necessary QA for any installation at any time.
GRMS takes a unique approach to create inspired outcomes, not just for its clientele or workforce but ultimately for the road user with minimal disruption to the general public.
Whatever the team at GRMS applies themselves to – whether in the field of road safety or technology – they are committed to a journey of relentless improvement that challenges convention and delivers powerful advantages for staff, clientele and road users alike.
Get in touch with GRMS today to utilise Maximus for your next project via the links below.