Leica Geosystems extends field of applications for excavators with reinforced dredging sensors

Leica MSS420 improves dredging operations for underwater applications


(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 10 October 2017) – Leica Geosystems, industry leader of reality capture and measurement technology, today announced the launch of the Leica MSS420 Dredging Sensor for marine applications. The new sensors benefit customers in offshore applications, ensuring speed, performance, precision and productivity (SP).


VG Entreprenør, a construction company with expertise in all types of coastal area projects, started working on a project for the extension Esbjerg port, Denmark, with a new urban area and marina using the new sensor.


“Working in a harsh environment combined with extreme weather conditions can be a challenge for the project. The Leica MSS420 sensor helps us keep the machines up and running under a tight schedule for the planned operations,” said Claus Agger Sørensen, project manager at VG Entreprenør A/S.


Resilience and flexibility for more productive dredging jobs

Reinforced components such as special water tight connectors, rugged cabling, robust sensor housing and stainless-steel brackets make the sensor usable down to 40 metres at 4 bar pressure. In addition, the MSS420 sensor can be programmed to boom 1, boom 2, stick, bucket and even tilt sensor. This makes the changing of sensors simple, even for less experienced operators on the construction site.


High precision attainable at any speed

Inertial measurement technology incorporated in the sensors and combined with gyroscopes and accelerometers offers the most responsive sensor technology on the market to improve digging accuracy and increase the operator’s overall speed in completing the work. The innovative solution significantly enhances performance, reduces the costly rework and increases uptime during poor GNSS coverage


“The Leica MSS420 sensors have been designed with marine applications and harsh environments in mind. The extremely robust components made of stainless-steel guarantee reliable and precise dredging jobs under water,” said Marcus Grevelshoej, product specialist for excavating solutions at Leica Geosystems.


For more information about Leica MSS420 Dredging Sensor, please visit leica-geosystems.com/mss400

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