Don’t forget your lines: Why GPS line marking technology is saving time and is more efficient.
Football is now scheduled to re-start but pitches throughout the country will have received only the necessary maintenance to ensure the turf surface is regularly cut and kept in as healthy condition as possible under the circumstances..
However, one regular inseason practice that has not been required over this period is the marking out of pitches.
In such a situation, many of the lines will have been lost and require initial remarking. This practice when undertaken in the traditional way requires at least two grounds staff stringing out and laying down the initial markings.
Help however is available through the use of GPS line marking technology with the introduction of the TinyLineMarker Pro, Rigby Taylor’s most technologically advanced line marking robot.
It gives sports clubs and stadia grounds managers major time savings are achieved with just one operator who undertake the initial markings of a pitch just as quickly as remarkings. Lightweight and easy to transport, the TLM is particularly beneficial for clubs with a high number of sports pitches, including training grounds and academies, also contractors marking local authority playing fields and schools that have multiple sports played on their surfaces throughout the year.
Once the pitch markings have been placed on the tablets map and stored, they are saved for future use and always ready for remarking; even if the lines disappear from the grass if a pitch has not been used for any length of time. All the lines on the pitch are marked, including for football, all perimeter lines, penalty boxes, the ‘D’, centre circle, corner angles and even the penalty spot…. all with a click on the tablet.
Even pitches with fixed posts and sockets can be marked.
TLM can mark almost any sports surface including football (all pitch sizes), rugby (both codes), multi- lane running tracks, lacrosse, tennis and American football. All templates are downloaded and stored on the supplied tablet.
Any dimension or regulation changes by international/national/ regional sporting can be updated as required In addition, custom shaped logos and even car parks templates are available. Most recently, templates for the NHS tributes were recently released and used to great visual affect throughout the country. An additional template is now available that features a programme for social distancing.
The TLM is 100% autonomous and uses the latest GPS Technology ensure the consistent accuracy of the lines. The TLM when arriving on site can start marking new pitches right away, both standard and customised and, when partnered with Rigby Taylor’s awarding winning Impact ready to use paint, will produces the brightest, whitest lines.
The robot needs no extra equipment and the included control tablet connects, through satellite directly to the machine,allowing grounds managers to position, edit and paint pitches instantly from the tablet.
The robot weighs just 35 kg and can be transported by one person.
Manual and automatic driving mode gives the user full control when using the robot.
The impact paint used for the line markings is supplied in 10 litre drums and a flow tube is simply plugged in and marking can begin.