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. Three-dimensional machine
control solutions are also available for G&Z’s PS1200 placer spreader.
unveiled LMGS-S v7.0 at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2011 alongside its continually
expanding range of innovative construction machine control and site positioning
for concrete paving applications, LMGS-S’s capabilities allow slipform paving
contractors to reap the significant productivity and precision benefits of 3D
paving technology from the outset. The latest version builds on Leica
Geosystems’ extensive 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 worked with the engineering team
at G&Z to provide a “plug-and-pave” interface to G&Z pavers.
microcontrollers’ new “Direct Connect” CAN-Bus interface provides seamless
integration of Leica machine control. It has been designed to be an easy-to-use,
high-performance, robust and safety-focused solution, allowing paving
contractors to remove the cost, effort and logistical problems associated with
traditional stringline setting, whilst providing the concrete surface
smoothness demanded by today’s infrastructure developers.