New Factory-Fitted Machine Control Solutions Launched

JCB and Leica Geosystems are joining forces to offer factory-fitted 2D and 3D-ready semi-automated excavator control solutions.

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 20 March 2024) JCB and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced that they are joining forces to offer factory-fitted 2D and 3D-ready semi-automated excavator control solutions.

From March 2024, the solutions - known as INTELLIGRADE - will be available initially on the JCB 220X tracked excavator in the United Kingdom before being offered across the whole JCB X Series range in additional regions.

Leica Geosystems 2D and 3D-ready machine control solutions are available with semi-auto configuration to enhance productivity, accuracy, and safety by automating functions such as boom, bucket and tilt rotator control, and to reduce human error in construction operations.

Working to predetermined site plans, the 2D machine control system provides real-time guidance and accuracy for tasks such as grading and levelling, ensuring the excavator's bucket or blade achieves the desired slope or elevation. This solution is ideal for projects that involve simple terrain or require basic grading.

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Customers looking for even greater accuracy, more precision and additional semi-auto functionality on earthmoving applications can choose the 3D-ready option to retain the flexibility of upgrading to 3D in the future. To upgrade the factory solution to a 3D version, customers can contact their local Leica Geosystems sales office or dealer, who will support with calibration and installation at the JCB dealership or at the customer’s premises.

JCB Business Head – Excavators, Paul Swallow said: “We are committed to innovation with our X Series range and this introduction will mean new levels of efficiency and reduced operating costs. In addition, it gives operators greater levels of accuracy when using X Series machines, delivering consistently high standards on construction sites. It also reduces the need for additional surveyors on site, leading to enhanced levels of safety.

“Leica Geosystems is a leader in the field of 2D and 3D machine control and by integrating these products at the factory, it ensures they are perfectly set up and available to use from the outset. Customers can achieve all the benefits of semi-auto machine control without the disruption or complexity of retro-fitting in the field.”

Vice President Heavy Construction, Machine Control Field Solutions at Leica Geosystems, Tommi Kauppinen said: “By leveraging our respective strengths and expertise, we aim to create a seamless integration of easy-to-use machine control technology into JCB's excavators, empowering customers to work more efficiently and safer, and to achieve optimal results.”

For more information about the factory fit solution, visit: https://leica-geosystems.com/about-us/partners/jcb

Contact:
JCB

Nigel Chell,
JCB Press Office
Tel: 01889 593592
E-mail: nigel.chell@jcb.com
www.jcb.com

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