The system, ACEecon, eliminates guesswork by measuring compaction progress in real time. The information is communicated to the operator via an LED display on top of the machine.
Without ACEecon, the operator must estimate the compaction level. If the operator overestimates compaction, he might depart prematurely and leave unfinished work behind. This can lead to quality control issues and costly rework.
Productivity and profits also can be lost if the operator underestimates the progress and continues to work after compaction has been achieved. This miscalculation leads to wasted labor and fuel, and it also puts unnecessary hours on the machine.