Leica Geosystems announces MSS400 series sensors
Swiss surveying and geomatics equipment firm Leica Geosystems has launched the new MSS400 series of precision sensors designed to work in tandem with automated machine control systems.
Automated machine control systems are gaining in popularity these days for their ability to greatly reduce the costs and time involved in earthmoving by making sure operators get it right the first time, regardless of their skill or experience.
These systems rely on accurate information being recorded and transmitted by sensors, and a control system is only as good as the sensors it uses.
Leica says the upgraded MSS400 series offers improved precision through inertial measurement guidance combined with gyroscopes and accelerometers.
Leica says the improved sensors can provide accurate readings over a 360 degree range of motion that eliminates any ‘dead spots’.
"Heavy construction equipment requires sensors that can perform with precision in any environment," Leica Geosystems program manager Nick Guadagnoli says.
"The right technology can make a massive difference to an excavator’s performance.
"The MSS400 series sensors are the toughest, most reliable and precise sensors on the market, and allow contractors to complete their projects ahead of schedule and under budget," Guadagnoli adds.
The MSS400 series consists of a control panel, boom sensor, pitch and roll sensor, tilt and bucket sensor and a stick sensor with a laser catcher.
Leica says the MSS400 series has greatly improved GPS performance and can continue working in the event of a temporary loss of GNSS signal.
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