Swozi line-marking system

Doing away with string and set to transform line marking on pitches, courts and athletics facilities, a system that uses GPS to pinpoint-accuracy has been introduced by Vitax Amenity/Supaturf.

Swozi line-marking system - image: Vitax Amenity
Swozi line-marking system - image: Vitax Amenity

The system uses the Supaturf Swozi line marker - a specially developed line-marking machine with an on-board computer that can be uploaded with software for marking out whichever sports are required.

A GPS receptor positioned on the field connects to the computer via Bluetooth, so triangulating Swozi's position with help from its own GPS unit and directing the line marker as required.

Deviation from the marking map by even a few millimetres triggers the head to adjust to maintain an accurate line. If the machine moves too far out of alignment, the computer tells the line marker to cut the spray until Swozi has been repositioned to the correct marking pattern.

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