Leica Geosystems Announces PaveSmart 3D (LMGS-S) v7.0 Machine Control System for Concrete Slipform Paving Applications

(Norcross, Ga., 22 March 2010) Leica Geosystems today announced v7.0 of its class-leading PaveSmart 3D (LMGS-S) machine control system for concrete paving applications. With v7.0, LMGS-S now additionally supports Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) S600, S850 and S1500 mainline concrete pavers. 3D machine control solutions are also available for G&Z’s PS1200 placer spreader.

Leica Geosystems will unveil LMGS-S v7.0 at ConExpo 2011, Las Vegas, USA between 22-26th March, alongside its continually expanding range of innovative construction machine control and site positioning technologies, including the next phase of its revolutionary SP sensor technology for bulldozers.

Designed specifically for concrete paving applications, LMGS-S’s unique features and capabilities allow slipform paving contractors to reap the significant productivity and precision benefits of 3D paving technology from the outset. Building on Leica’s unmatched worldwide experience in delivering 3D machine control solutions for mainline concrete paving applications to the highway, aviation, rail and tunnel paving segments since 1999, Leica Geosystems has worked with the engineering team at G&Z to provide a “plug-and-pave” interface to G&Z pavers.

G&Z microcontrollers’ new “Direct Connect” CAN-Bus interface provides seamless integration of Leica Geosystems machine control – an easy-to-use, high-performance, robust and safety-focused solution, allowing paving contractors to completely remove the cost, effort and logistical problems associated with traditional stringline setting for slipform paving applications, whilst maintaining and enhancing the optimal concrete surface smoothness demanded by today’s infrastructure developers.

LMGS-S v7.0 is available through Leica Geosystems’ worldwide construction machine control sales and support network.
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About Guntert & Zimmerman
Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z), Ripon, California was established in 1942 and pioneered concrete slipform paving technology starting in 1956.  G&Z products have been successfully meeting and exceeding the toughest concrete smoothness specification since 1959.  G&Z builds a complete range of highly productive and innovative concrete slipform pavers, placer spreader and texture cure machines and is the pioneer and worldwide leader in dowel bar inserter (DBI) technology and canal construction machinery.  G&Z also offers its complete line of Eagle bucketwheel trenchers.  G&Z equipment is offered through its worldwide distribution network to provide local sales, parts and service support.