Home » Innovation & Safety » I-Steer Edge Control Solutions

Learn more about Conplant's Edge Control Equipment

An image with two logos side by side. The logo on the left features a blue and green circular swirl with the word "COR" in black text next to it. The logo on the right is for "HRIA" with the letters in black and a blue triangular shape at the end of the "A", emphasizing their expertise in hire services.

When compacting right up to the edge of a surface, such as freshly laid concrete slabs or curbs, the smallest manual error could potentially cause a huge amount of damage.

We’ve partnered with the team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to engineer an automated steering control technology which can detect the edge of a surface and keep the roller clear.

We are currently in the trial phase testing this new technology in the field – it’s called I-Steer Edge Control.

A large yellow road roller with "Conplant" branding and a "Caution: Remote Operation When Lights Flash" sign is compacting soil at a construction site. Three construction workers in safety vests and helmets are observing from a distance, ensuring precision with Edge Control Solutions. Trees are visible in the background.

How does it work?

Utilising sensors to automate the steering of the compaction machine, I-Steer Edge Control prevents movement and directional changes by maintaining a consistent path when working alongside an edge, barrier or wall.

  • Sensors automate steering for even and precise compaction.
  • Compacts up to a measured distance (typically between 5-10cm) from the edge without touching it.
  • Intuitively provides an ‘extra set of eyes’ when an operators’ visibility is reduced.

How will it benefit you?

I-Steer allows the operator to continue compacting at optimum speed without the need to slow down, or potentially stop, while carefully negotiating the pavement edge. I-Steer avoids edge collision resulting in reduced costs to repair damaged edges, so work isn’t delayed while damaged pavements are returned to specification.

  • Prevents potential damage and possible repair costs
  • Keeps a worksite operating at peak capacity and run time
  • Restricts the possibility of missed compaction points

Where can edge control machinery be used?

If you’re using compaction equipment, chances are you are working right up against a curb or concrete slabs laid in road construction. And if you’ve ever compacted road-base or soil right to the edge before, you probably understand how important edge control technology will be to help reduce potential damage or poor compaction work.

  • On any worksite using compaction equipment next to curbs or concrete slabs
  • Compaction projects maintaining a gap between 5-10cm from the edge
  • Anywhere where operator visibility is compromise

What machinery is equipped with edge control technology?

We are currently field testing this technology and hope to roll it out to all of our customers across Australia very soon.

We have plans to fit I-Steer to a range of articulated soil rollers including smooth, padfoot, tandem and combo rollers.

Find out more

Want to bring the latest in edge control innovation to your site? Speak with a representative today about the possibilities of edge control.