Turf Tank launches next-gen robotic line marking software

Charmian Robsonin Machinery & Mechanics

Turf Tank, the inventor of the world's first autonomous line marking robot, is launching the next-generation line marking software for their robot, improving its usability, and increasing the efficiency of the line marking process.

Ever since its launch in 2015, the Turf Tank robot revolutionised the line marking industry, helping sports organisations all over the world, from small sports clubs and high schools to major colleges and professional teams, save time and money painting their fields. And with the new product, the company aims to simplify the process for those managing fields.

The new system brings a set of innovative features which improve the user experience. On one hand, it gives the users a fast and easy solution to paint their fields, with just a few taps on the screen, while it also expands and gives more freedom to the user, who now has full control in customising every little aspect of the line marking process.

Increased usability

The new design features a user-friendly interface which resembles familiar apps, making the software easier to understand and operate. The tablet is loaded with predefined sports layouts, which are designed to follow the regulations of the governing bodies for the specific sports. The user can simply select the desired layout, drag it onto the map, and the robot will then paint by itself the lines in the correct location with the correct width and length, according to the rulebooks.

Full control over every line on the field

Every facility is unique, and some have specific needs regarding how fields are painted. With the new custom layouts feature, the user has total freedom in designing every line on the field according to the organisation's needs.

Once the fields are created, all the settings are saved through cloud synchronisation, so the turf managers can easily find what they need the next time they repaint and be at ease of mind that they will never lose their settings.

New and improved features

- Time and paint estimations

With the new software, users can now see an estimation of the paint required to complete the markings, either for one field or all fields selected for the job. The time estimations previously available will continue to be supported now with increased accuracy. All these configurations will help turf managers be prepared in advance, so they can bring to the field the right amount of paint and finish the markings in time for the game.

- Lists, Tags, Search

Finding the right field is now easier as well. The tag feature allows users to group together fields in a list and give them a common tag, so they can easily find all the fields they are interested in painting. The reversed geotargeting feature will be a valuable addition for those who maintain multiple fields in different locations. The user can search for a city or a street name, and the app will display all the fields designed for that location.

- Route planner

The users can choose different routes the robot will take when painting the fields. They can select between efficient settings for users who want the job to be finished as fast as possible or highest-quality to ensure the robot does the least amount of crossings over already painted lines.

Further updates with new features will be brought regularly, which will give users even more room for customisation.

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