HEERBRUGG, SWITZERLAND — Leica Geosystems and Doosan, which specialize in the engineering, manufacturing and marketing of compact and heavy construction equipment, have released a new Leica-ready factory kit for the Doosan DX255LC-5 excavator with the new semi-automated excavator functionality.
Doosan is introducing a new ready kit for the Leica iXE2 2D and iXE3 3D excavator machine control solution, which enables tilt bucket or tilt rotator automation for Doosan’s popular DX255LC-5 25.5 tonne crawler excavator.
The new factory kit enables customers to order Doosan’s wheeled and crawler excavators pre-configured to be ready for the installation of Leica 2D and 3D machine control systems, states a release, adding it includes all the components needed to install the new semi-automatic functionality for the DX255LC-5 excavator directly from Doosan’s factory through Doosan Smart Solutions.
The kits include all the main brackets, wires and sensors required to make sure the equipment is ready for the installation of the machine control solution and the semi-auto functionality.
The Leica-ready kit is fitted on customer machines in the Doosan Customization Centre in Belgium. As a result, lead times on machines can be reduced and the process also lowers workload. It is also possible to modify existing orders up to just a few days before the machines are shipped to the customer, adds the release.
“Today we can offer semi-automatic systems for excavators, including tilt and tilt rotator bucket automation, Automatic Tool Recognition and CoPilot functions to help operators working with less fatigue and in higher comfort,” said Magnus Thibblin, Leica Geosystems Machine Control president, in a statement. “The new semi-automatic functionality for excavators enables the operator to execute complex tasks, reduce manual controls, increase productivity, speed and accuracy of the work, even for less experienced operators, resulting in less over digging and reduced operational costs.”