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1. (WO2017034902) SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PLANT AND MACHINES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034902    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047468
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 19 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04Q 9/00
E01C 19/00
E04G 21/02
Applicants: CATERPILLAR PAVING PRODUCTS INC.
Inventors: MARSOLEK, John L.
MINGS, Rick L.
Title: SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PLANT AND MACHINES
Abstract:
A paving system (10) includes a plant (20), a plurality of supply machines, and a paving machine (50). A first controller (37) determines the position of the plurality of supply machines. A second controller (61) determines a rate at which the paving material is being applied to a work surface (101). A temperature sensor (44, 69) is associated with one of the plurality of supply machines and the paving machine (50) to determine a temperature of paving material delivered to the paving machine by one of the supply machines. The plant (20) is configured to produce a batch of paving material and a third controller (22) determines a batch temperature, receives signals indicative of the position of each supply machine, receives signals indicative of the temperature of paving material delivered to the paving machine (50), and generates command signals to adjust the batch temperature based upon the position of each supply machine and the temperature of paving material.