The new Leica iCON construction total station.
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, an industry leader of measurement technology, has announced new Leica iCON construction total stations, Leica iCR70 and Leica iCR80, productive one-person layout solutions for building construction.
The new iCON construction total stations increase efficiency on any building construction site by automatically identifying the prism and automatically relocking to it, should the line of sight be lost, delivering the a reliable, simple and automated setup routine for construction layout.
The iCON layout solution, consisting of the new iCON construction total stations, the Leica iCON CC80 field tablet and an enhanced version of the iCON build field software, is aligned with modern Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and provides a simplified and seamless dataflow of fully rendered 3D design models, between the office and field and vice versa.
The iCR70 and iCR80 total stations offer a simple and guided setup routine designed to automatically search and identify targets, and the most stable lock onto the prism for doing construction layout of design data. Users experience approximately an 80% increase in productivity over other conventional layout practices with tapes and strings.
The iCON layout solution allows flexible handling of fully-rendered 3D design models between field and office. Users have full flexibility to select their work packages by objects on site at every stage of construction with simple yet powerful filter mechanisms increasing efficiency on construction sites.