Leica SP Technology
Grading at higher speeds
PowerGrade with SP allows you to work twice as fast as before. Your jobs will be finished much faster, needing less heavy equipment on the site, and your machines are available sooner for the next project. Providing an improved hydraulic control, SP Technology can dramatically increase the productivity, machine utilization and optimize material usage on any earthmoving and fine-grading project. This will reflect in your bottom line.
Highly accurate, smooth results
By using inertial guidance with highly responsive hydraulic control, grading performance is significantly enhanced. Dozers equipped with SP technology provide extremely precise and consistent grading results at previously unimaginable speeds and on virtually any surface. You can use your dozer for finish work that used to require a grader.
Precise results in any environment
Leica SP Technology provides you precision at high speeds regardless of the environment you find yourself working in. Operating with GPS and total stations, SP technology offers unique flexibility and increases productivity on any job site. Cutting a new road through a forested area or grading a building pad surrounded by high rises in the center of a city? A total station based machine control system allows you to keep working with the 3D system when GPS is not an option. Grading a new section of highway through Big Sky country? Replace a few system components on the machine and setup your base station or work from a network, whatever you want to do, and you are off and running with GPS. At Leica Geosystems we understand contractor's work changes everyday and you need to utilize your machines in different ways. We therefore develop products that give you the freedom to choose where and when you want to use your machine.
Increased value of existing hardware
PowerGrade with SP technology offers new ways of working. Dozers can undertake fine-grading & finish work, meaning less heavy equipment is needed on many projects. And keeping things moving and productive on more challenging jobsites such as deep cuts, urban canyons, forested or mountainous areas will really benefit from SP Technology's enhanced performance!
SP technology is available as an upgrade to existing PowerGrade 3D systems, or as an option for new installations. It installs easily to any Leica PowerGrade 3D system, requiring no additional training for the operator to learn the system. Along with the unique PowerSnap concept, which allows easy and quick exchange of machine control panels, customers have unrivaled flexibility and speed. Now with SP technology they work faster than ever before starting with the very first centimeter.
Key benefits of SP Technology
The secret of SP Technology
The key component is the SP14 sensor which provides inertial guidance (INS integrated). Together with the new, 5 times faster hydraulic control (100 Hz output compared to 20 Hz with regular GNSS), the performance of the machine control system is significantly enhanced. Operators can work through momentary lapses in satellite coverage or lost signal, enjoying maximum uptime. Leica PowerGrade with SP technology offers you superior machine control performance in any environment, resulting in smoother, more accurate grading at higher speeds.