Leica iCON rig solutions for pile drivers and drill rigs

New Leica iCON offering becomes latest addition to one-for-all MC1 software platform

3D machine control solution for pile drivers and drill rigs on the Leica MC1 platform

(HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 25 February 2020) – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced the launch of 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.

Further growing its construction portfolio of easy-to-use and easy-to-integrate products, Leica Geosystems now allows rig operators to work faster, safer and more accurate 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,” explains Odd Are Frydenlund, drill rig operator at Fjellsprenger AS in Norway.

Seamless integration improves construction workflows between the field and office


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,” says Till Leve Röscher, project manager at Arkil A/S. “The machine control solution allows us to save 5 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 seamless 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 10-14 March 2020 in Las Vegas, United States, on the Hexagon Booth in North Hall, at stand #N-12166.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With more than 200 years of history, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is the trusted supplier of premium sensors, software and services. Delivering value every day to professionals in surveying, construction, infrastructure, mining, mapping and other geospatial content-dependent industries, Leica Geosystems leads the industry with innovative solutions to empower our autonomous future.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensors, software and autonomous solutions. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.9bn EUR.

Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg

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