Leica Geosystems Introduces New Series of Single- and Dual-grade Construction Lasers

Leica Geosystems today unveiled a new series of automatic self-leveling construction lasers for precise grade control in level, single or dual slopes.

The Rugby 300 single-grade laser and Rugby 400 dual-grade laser are designed to be used in a wide range of applications, including building pads, parking lots and runways, precise depth control for sub base and fine grade excavation, installing septic and gravity flow pipe for drainage, concrete forming and framework, retention ponds and setting foundations and footings.  They are fully compatible with Leica Geosystems machine control systems, including the MC200 for excavators, MC1200 for motor graders and control systems based on Leica CAB laser sensors for dozers, scrapers, box blades and similar equipment.

The Rugby 300 provides -5 to +25 percent grade control in a single axis, while the Rugby 400 offers -5 to +25 percent in either axis and -5 to +15 percent in both axes.  The Rugby 400 also offers an optional two-way handheld remote control.

The new waterproof, dustproof Rugby levels are ruggedly built for the toughest construction site environment.  The high-impact composite housing with protective rubber overmolding and cast aluminum base ensures the highest stability and protection against rough handling.  The head is fully enclosed, providing maximum protection to internal components.

The Rugby lasers are designed with a high-performance power management system that provides up to 130 hours of continued operation – considerably longer than other grade lasers on the market today.  The instruments offer real-time grade matching and easy-intuitive operation with only five buttons.

“The rugged and versatile Rugby grade lasers are being introduced in response to our customers’ needs,” said Doug Plantenga, product manager for construction lasers at Leica Geosystems.  “Contractors wanted a rugged, accurate, easy-to-use grade laser that produces precise results and can operate for long periods of time in the field.”

About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information.  Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information in 3D.  Those who use Leica products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support.  Based in Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 2,400 employees in 23 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world.  Leica Geosystems is a publicly listed company, registered with the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX).

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