3D Avoidance Zone system
Automatic height, depth and slew hydraulic control for excavators to protect both concealed and visible heavy construction assets and infrastructure.
The operator can quickly create or use imported avoidance zones in the in-cabin Leica MCP80 panel, which will then trigger the hydraulic functions of the excavator to slow down or even entirely stop once approaching these zones. It is also effortless to use for the operator, and has the ability to disable the motion of the machine's tracks so it cannot breach environmental sites, power cables, or drainage. Other critical avoidance areas include overhead obstructions such as powerlines, underground services, and operations in close proximity to pedestrian walkways, live carriageways, and public roads.
This new solution not only improves safety for construction workers and pedestrians around busy work sites, but also protects existing and newly built infrastructure. In addition, the system safeguards construction assets which, if interrupted, has a significant potential for generating extra costs and delays. The underground avoidance system enables control and safe excavation around services for power, gas, water and other potentially hazardous products buried beneath the surface.
This solution is made possible by combining the state-of-the-art Leica MC1 machine control software and the top-of-the-line XW5 Series from Xwatch Safety solutions. The long-standing experience of Xwatch in safety systems, and the expertise in machine control solutions from Leica Geosystems, have resulted in a solution that transforms and redefines the safety standards in the industry.