Leica Geosystems Announces PaveSmart 3D (LMGS-S) v7.0

Thu April 21, 2011 - National Edition

Leica PaveSmart 3D LMGS-S system used on a paving application.
Leica PaveSmart 3D LMGS-S system used on a paving application.

Leica Geosystems has introduced v7.0 of its 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 also are available for G&Z’s PS1200 placer spreader.

Leica Geosystems unveiled LMGS-S v7.0 at ConExpo 2011 alongside its continually expanding range of construction machine control and site positioning technologies, including the next phase of its SP sensor technology for bulldozers.

Designed specifically for concrete paving applications, LMGS-S’s features and capabilities allow slipform paving contractors to reap the significant productivity and precision benefits of 3D paving technology from the outset, according to the manufacturer.

Building on Leica’s 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, while 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.

For more information, call 770/326-9500 or visit www.leica-geosystems.us.