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30 September 2015

Leica Geosystems’ R&D chooses Case CE models to test on-machine control systems

First published30/09/2015
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Case CE CX210C crawler excavator
A CX210C crawler excavator is among the Case CE machines that will be used by Leica Geosystems R&D team to test their machine control systems
Case Construction Equipment has been selected by Leica Geosystems as the supplier of machines for use by their Research & Development team to test their machine control systems. The four units – a Case 1650M XLT dozer, a CX210C crawler excavator, an 836C AWD grader and a 621F wheeled loader – have been hired on a one-year lease. At the end of the year, the machines will be replaced with new units and the lease renewed.

Sten Kristensen, director of product management at Leica Geosystems, explains: "The machine control solutions from Leica Geosystems offer our customers leading edge technology. This is based on a comprehensive in-house R&D program where testing and evaluation with construction machinery is an invaluable part of the process. We have chosen to use Case machines at our main test site in Denmark due to the advanced technology and reliability that Case is known for. With the selection of Case machines that we now have, we can perform tests and gain valuable experience for all our major on-machine control solutions."  

The four units have been delivered to Leica Geosystem’s R&D facility in Odense, Denmark, where they will be used in a variety of applications supported by 2D and 3D machine control solutions. The units will also be used for training activities with Leica Geosystems customers from around the world.

“This collaboration fits within our long-term partnership with Leica Geosystems, who shares our vision of offering best-in-class machines with advanced technology to maximise our customers’ efficiency and return on investment,” concludes Mohamed Abd El Salam, global product marketing manager for Precision Solutions & Telematics.

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