Leica Geosystems Enhances SP Technology
Total Precision in Any Environment
Leica Geosystems has released the next generation of its unique Leica SP Technology further enhancing flexibility and productivity when grading with a dozer. SP Technology now also supports machine control with total stations, providing high precision and increased grading speed in environments where GPS is not useable. This additional functionality allows users to choose the positioning sensor for their machine control system and to achieve excellent results in any environment. The innovative SP technology for bulldozers is revolutionizing the way contractors move dirt and fine-grade. Using an inertial system SP Technology significantly enhances grading performance, resulting in higher productivity even on challenging job sites.
Achieving faster results
SP technology provides improved hydraulic control that allows faster grading with outstanding smoothness and precision at high speeds, dramatically increasing machine utilization and productivity. Bulldozers can now take on even more fine grading jobs, completing work with less heavy equipment on site and helping contractors to finish their projects ahead of schedule and under budget.
High precision attainable at higher speeds
By using inertial guidance with highly responsive hydraulic control, grading performance is significantly enhanced. Leica SP Technology compensates for various weaknesses that GPS and total stations have in normal machine control applications. Thus operators can achieve consistent and precise results even under the most difficult conditions. Machines equipped with SP technology reduce the need for rework and increase machine uptime during poor satellite (GPS/GLONASS) coverage, temporary loss of correction signals, or interrupted prism tracking when working with a total station.
Total precision in any environment
The next generation Leica SP Technology adds unique flexibility to speed and precision. Working with GPS or total station SP technology allows fast and precise grading even on challenging job sites. If GPS is not usable, e.g. when working in urban canyons, deep cuts, forested or mountainous areas, or in tunnels, the operator can swap the GPS sensors with a total station and can keep working with its 3D machine control system enjoying the same SP performance and speeds as with GPS. No matter the environment, Leica SP Technology offers customers a flexible solution for fast, high precision grading.
Increased value of existing hardware
SP Technology is an available upgrade or option to the Leica PowerGrade platform. Along with the unique PowerSnap concept, which allows easy and quick exchange of machine control panels, customers have unrivaled flexibility and speed. Since the first release of SP Technology many contractors have already upgraded their Leica PowerGrade 3D system to benefit from this cutting edge technology and many of them confirmed considerable productivity gains in grading with a dozer.
No learning curve
All dozers equipped with a Leica PowerGrade 3D system controlled by GPS or total station can be easily updated to get the full benefit of the unique SP Technology. A simple sensor swap, upgrade of software, and recalibration of the machine and SP Technology is ready to go.
The new updated Leica SP Technology is sold through Scanlaser. For more information about Scanlaser and SP technology, go to http://www.scanlaser.co.uk/
For over 25 years, Scanlaser have built a well-deserved reputation as the provider of choice for Machine Control solutions. Scanlaser delivers complete solutions, from initial evaluation and consultation, through installation, service and support. Scanlaser’s machine control training sessions help operators maximize their potential and site managers to get the most out of their resources. The 25-year pedigree of continuous improvement has lead to Scanlaser’s success throughout Europe, working tirelessly to deliver world-class solutions, from initial consultation to round-the-clock service.
For further information please contact:
Anders Gåhlin, Team leader Marketing, PR & Communications
Hexagon Geosystems, Machine Control Division
Direct: +46 8 562 808 37
Mobile: +46 732 740 980
For over 25 years the Scanlaser group of companies have built a well deserved reputation throughout Scandinavia and Europe as the provider of choice for machine control solutions. This is based on the closeness to the customer, the knowledge of their needs and the trust that this generates.
Since 2006, Scanlaser is a dedicated sales & distribution channel for Hexagon Machine Control division, delivering a complete solution from initial evaluation and consultation, through installation, service and support.