Leica Geosystems' solutions for pile drivers and drill rigs

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has launched the Leica iCON rig solutions for pile drivers and drill rigs on the one-for-all MC1 3D machine control software platform to precisely and safely guide operators to the exact position and depths needed for construction projects.
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A 3D machine control solution for pile drivers and drill rigs is now available on the Leica MC1 platform

Further growing its construction portfolio of easy-to-use and easy-to-integrate products, Leica Geosystems says the new solution will "allow rig operators to work faster, safer and more accurately on-site and share real-time data between field and office." Users can leverage the same interchangeable MCP80 panel to run the MC1 3D machine control software as an intuitive all-in-one system for drill rigs and pile drivers.

"It is so easy! It gives me total freedom in my work. If I receive an offset height, I can build my drill pattern in the display, and I can do the drilling myself accurately. Every hole is drilled to specification with the right depth and angle. Everything is fast, and the as-built documentation is easy to export from the system afterwards," said Odd Are Frydenlund, drill rig operator at Fjellsprenger AS in Norway.

The Leica iCON iRP3 for pile drivers and the Leica iCON iRD3 for drill rigs 3D machine control solution on the MC1 platform is connected to all other operations on the construction project, supporting IREDES, KOF and LandXML file formats and integrate seamlessly with the iCON portfolio. Thanks to the new configuration of the iCON rig solution, the operators can work in any GNSS-denied areas with dual total station positioning.

"We can now drive an average of 25-50 piles per day depending on the length of the piles and on how soft the underground is," said Till Leve Röscher, project manager at Arkil A/S. "The machine control solution allows us to save five to 10 minutes per pile."

MC1 allows users to share and visualise all project and as-built data directly on the panel through Leica ConX, the cloud-based collaboration platform, connecting the field and office seamlessly. With the integration among the iCON portfolio, drill patterns are created in Leica iCON site.

Both innovations are available for hands-on demonstrations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas on the Hexagon booth.

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