First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, and SVAB, a leading developer of ergonomic and user-friendly control systems for industrial vehicles and equipment, have launched a new productivity tool for iXE3 and iGW3 machine control solutions based on SVAB's Quantum Tool Recognition system.
Tool Recognition is a wireless system that automatically detects the work tool that is used on a quarrying or construction application crawler excavator or wheeled loader via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The system can automatically identify which work tools are connected to the machine.
“Some operators change bucket several times a day; with the Tool Recognition configuration, the risk of human error is eliminated. The integration with the machine control solution means the operator only needs to focus on one panel,” explains Marcus Grevelshøj, product manager for excavator and wheeled loader solutions at Leica Geosystems.
The machine operator no longer needs to manually change settings in the Leica Geosystems machine control solution when changing work tools with this system; this is now an automated process. The driver will also get a warning if a work tool without a tool recognition module is selected. This minimises the risk of using the wrong bucket and the subsequent over- or under-digging and costly rework. Besides directly supporting the attached tools, the tool recognition system also supports standard tilt buckets and detachable tilt rotators.