Leica PowerGrade Offers Job Site Flexibility

Fri February 06, 2009 - National Edition

Leica PowerGrade, Leica Geosystems’ next-generation grade control system, incorporates the PowerSnap docking station that lets machine operators move the Leica PowerGrade automatic control panels from one machine to another with a quick lift-and-snap motion. The operator simply lifts the contact-free, sealed control panel off one machine and snaps it into place on another. Machine-specific settings are permanently stored in the docking station.

Rich Calvird, product marketing manager for Leica Geosystems said, “It is virtually plug-and-play technology on the job site. PowerGrade combines an intuitive color graphic display with flexible system configurations so full machine control is fast and easy, with quicker payback on the investment. PowerGrade’s flexibility matches the system to the job today, tomorrow and down the road so the savings just keep on coming.”

Multiple Configurations, Increased Productivity

Fully waterproof and designed for the harshest construction environments, the Leica PowerGrade system provides automatic control of both slope and elevation and can be used with a wide range of sensors. Dual-laser sensor configurations are available for those who need to work independently of the slope direction. Leica PowerGrade also features automatic side-shift control for motorgraders and mast-tilt compensation.

The Leica PowerGrade system is easily upgraded and fully scalable from basic 2D to full 3D capability, and has a complete range of 2D sensors including laser, sonic, and cross-slope, and 3D upgrade capability to TPS, GNSS, or both.

For more information, call 770/326-9557 or visit www.leica-geosystems.us.