Leica Geosystems to Showcase Latest Advances in Machine Control and Construction Positioning Technology at ConExpo 2011

Visit Leica Geosystems at ConExpo 2011 Booth #557 for demonstrations of Leica Geosystems’ broadest range ever of machine control and positioning technology for general construction applications. Visit www.conexpo2011-leica-geosystems.com

(Norcross, Ga., 10 February 2010) These advances are set to revolutionize the construction industry by tackling job site productivity, accuracy, and cost-related issues head-on.

"As a contractor in today’s tough economic climate, it’s all about saving time, money, fuel, and material costs while maintaining jobsite safety, says Mike Reed, Business Manager – Machine Control at Leica Geosystems. "It’s also about getting maximum return from your investment in heavy equipment. Leica Geosystems’ technology can help you achieve these goals. "

New products to handle the toughest paving, grading, and excavating challenges will be exhibited at the Leica Geosystems booths at ConExpo 2011. These advances in machine control technology can transform a basic dozer or excavator into a precision-leveling and fine-grading tool, reducing the need to have expensive iron sitting idle on site.

Want to take control of your own stakeout and grade checking, eliminating costly delays due to an external engineering firm’s schedule? ConExpo 2011 visitors can take a test drive of the Leica Builder, mechanical total station or a Leica PowerTracker, a highly accurate robotic tracking sensor. Ask for a demo of a Leica PowerAntenna at the outdoor booth and see it first hand what a highly accurate GPS positioning system can do for your business. "You won’t believe how easy and cost-effective it is to improve stakeout accuracy and productivity, and save those precious dollars, "says Reed.

Equipment for moving dirt ranges from entry-level PowerBlade systems for formation and subgrade leveling applications to PowerGrade 2D and 3D GPS systems for bulldozers, motorgraders, and scrapers. PowerGrade 3D with SP technology, a state-of-the-art development by Leica Geosystems, opens new opportunities for dozers. PowerGrade 3D with SP technology combines ease-of-use, unrivalled flexibility, and extremely high precision at much higher speeds.

For excavating foundations, drainage, or utilities, Leica Geosystems is the worldwide leader in excavator guidance systems — from grade and pipe lasers to the PowerDigger 2D and 3D GPS guidance systems — that can literally transform a humble excavator or backhoe.

Leica PaveSmart 3D, the world’s first automated 3D machine control system for curb and gutter, eliminates the traditional stringline saving countless man hours in setup and prep time. Based on project design data, the machine’s position, elevation, and orientation are measured by total stations, and transmitted by radios to the onboard computer.

For more information, please visit www.conexpo2011-leica-geosystems.com

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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. Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.