Leica iCON excavate systems now support SMP Parts AB tilt rotators

New technology increases excavator’s accuracy, performance

Leica Geosystem's machine control solutions now support tilt rotators created by SMP Parts AB

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 09 February 2017) – Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today its machine control solutions now support tilt rotators created by SMP Parts AB, manufacturer of high quality products for excavators and backhoe loaders.

Designed to increase the precision of the excavator, tilt rotators enable operators to complete their work more accurately, timely, and reduce the surveyors’ exposure to dangerous conditions near heavy machinery.

“The tilt rotator solution from SMP Parts brings cutting-edge technology to a new group of construction professionals,” says Johan Arnberg, president of the Leica Geosystems Machine Control Division. “Our customers worldwide will have access to high performance technology that improves productivity and increases efficiency. We are proud to work with SMP Parts and other Scandinavian manufacturers in this ever expanding excavator attachment industry.”

Precision guidance with the latest in excavator attachments
Tilt rotator attachments allow for a broader range of work an excavator can do, such as grading side slopes and ditches. The attachment enables the bucket to be rotated and then tilted, allowing the operator to start digging regardless of where the excavator body is in relation to the area he needs to dig.

"Now that Leica Geosystems’ GPS system and our tilt rotator system communicate with each other, users will see an increase in productivity and a decrease in time on site. The high signal resolution ensures the precision of the tilt rotator is reflected in the digging system," said Lars-Göran Stenberg, CEO at SMP Parts AB. "We are very proud to be working with Leica Geosystems, and we will continue our collaboration aiming to offer this solution for all control system configurations."

To learn more about the Leica iCON iXE2 – 2D System and Leica iCON iXE3 – 3D System, visit http://leica-geosystems.com/products/machine-control-systems/excavator/

SMP Parts AB
SMP Parts AB is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality equipment and tools for excavators and backhoe loaders. SMP has developed Swingotilt® and recently launched the HardLock® safety solution. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, SMP have the knowledge and expertise to offer and deliver total solutions and complete tool packages. SMP has the market’s widest assortment of excavating accessories, quick couplers, buckets and similar tools. SMP Parts AB has authorized dealers with service and support across Europe and North-America. www.smpparts.com

About Leica Geosystems

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

Case Studies

Read how customers from around the world are putting our diverse solutions into action to shape smart change.
Read how customers from around the world are putting our diverse solutions into action to shape smart change.