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Leica Geosystems new machine control tool

First publishedin World Highways
November December 2016
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Leica Geosystems machine control tool
Leica Geosystems is aiming to improve compaction quality with its new machine control tool. The Leica iCON roller package can deliver benefits to both compaction quality and productivity. The package provides the compactor operator with an on-screen visualisation of completed passes, displaying where they have occurred and where more are needed for consistent results.

The different colours on the display show the operator where work has been carried and to what degree. Using this system means that costly reworking can be avoided as pass count progress is constantly tracked. According to the firm, the package offers precise positioning and accurate visualisation technology and operators can manage all data directly in the cab of the machine. This helps to maximise productivity and increase safety even on challenging sites.

The system is said to be simple to install and can be used on any soil and asphalt roller. It has a rugged panel that is protected for use on any heavy construction worksite, withstanding extreme temperatures and environmental conditions.

The firm says that as the system uses its high-accuracy GNSS solutions or total stations even for work inside tunnels, precise positioning is achieved and continuously mapped. Job data is stored in the memory and telematics transfers this information via the cloud to the office for consistent job monitoring. The new iCON roller also includes a reporting tool to document all compaction work.

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