(Atlanta, Ga., 24 January 2012) At the World of Concrete 2012 exhibition in Las Vegas, USA, Leica Geosystems reveals v3.0 of its Leica PaveSmart 3D system – the only 3D machine control system designed specifically for concrete and asphalt paving and milling applications, now supporting a wider range of paving equipment and applications than ever before.
PaveSmart 3D v3.0 will be available late March 2012 through Leica Geosystems’ direct sales
and approved paving solution distribution channels, including its premium reseller partner
In construction today, projects are economically designed in precise 3D, so it makes perfect sense to build them the same way. With increasing project overheads due to materials, fuel & labour costs, combined with pressure to drive down operating costs and increase productivity, while maintaining quality and meeting strict Health & Safety and environmental guidelines, Leica PaveSmart 3D offers contractors the ideal solution for controlling paving equipment to eliminate the intensive survey and setting-out of stringlines, and the associated risks of errors and operational headaches.
Designed specifically for paving contractors, PaveSmart 3D v3.0 is the world’s only fully-automated all-track grade and steer system for slipform and roller-compacted concrete paving and placing, asphalt paving and milling, fine-grade trimming and surface mining applications. Highway, railtrack, airports, tunnels, canals, safety barrier and curb & gutter can all be tackled with one unified system.
With operators in mind, PaveSmart 3D v3.0 offers significant advances in ease of use, 3D design capabilities, setup and configuration for multiple pieces of equipment – to make field crews more productive and self-managing.
PaveSmart 3D allows contractors to bid more competitively, maintain flexible jobsite layouts, improve jobsite logistics and operate easier in today’s challenging jobsite environments where traditional controls are hard to install and maintain accurately, such as narrow-width, urban and underground projects.
Leica Geosystems – a unmatched track record in paving control technology
Closely involved in the paving market since 1997, Leica Geosystems paving solutions and consulting engineers have continuously delivered significant cost, quality, operational and safety improvements for hundreds of paving contractors.
PaveSmart 3D v3.0 is the result of 13 years research, development and client satisfaction on literally hundreds of high-profile infrastructure projects worldwide – from major international airports, highways & high-speed railways, to surface and underground rail and metro systems, large scale canal irrigation schemes and harbours. Leica Geosystems are proud to be the paving industry’s go-to solutions provider for 3D control systems.
A truly integrated solution using state-of-the-art technology
PaveSmart 3D precisely tracks the position of the paving machine in real-time, in relation to a 3D model of the jobsite, automatically regulating steer and elevation hydraulics to produce the finished concrete or asphalt product directly from the original 3D designs found on today’s jobsites worldwide.
Utilising Leica Geosystems’ world-class Viva and iCON robotic total stations and GPS, Leica PaveSmart 3D v3.0 extends Leica’s X-Function data modelling and sharing concept to the contracting world. Job design data needs only to be created once, at the start of the project, then can be seamlessly shared between any CAD system, and Leica Geosystems’ surveying and machine control equipment on the jobsite – a truly integrated solution to traditional jobsite data exchange problems.
Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of experience 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.