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1 Fast, robust, modular and reliable – Leica sets the new standard for Machine Control Systems. Please insert a picture (Insert, Picture, from file). Size according to grey field (10 cm x 25.4 cm). Scale picture: highlight, pull corner point Cut picture: highlight, choose the cutting icon from the picture tool bar, click on a side point and cut Leica MC1200 Universal Machine Control

2 2- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 Contents  MC1200 – History  MC1200 – System Overview  MC1200 – Field of Applications  MC1200 – Options  MC1200 – Key Customer Profiles  MC1200 – Top 21 Features  MC1200 – Competitive Analysis  MC1200 – Outlook  MC1200 – Ordering  MC1200 – Sales Collateral

3 3- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – History What and why is it? What  MC1200 is the NEW Leica Geosystems Machine Control System for Graders, Dozers and Pavers Why  MC1200 has been developed to:  Eliminate product overlaps  Simplify installation  Increase availability  Increase flexibility  Deliver ONE system for mulitple applications  Increase reliability  Increase performance  Reduce complexity  Reduce inventory

4 4- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – History Improvements compared to SonicMaster / GS496 FeatureSonicMasterGS496MC1200 BrandLaser AlignmentMOBALeica Geosystems Look & FeelOld-fashionedUninspiredState of the art, futuristic MMIGraphic Display 2 Rotary Knobs Toggles/Buttons Numeric Display Buttons Multi-Sticks Graphic Display Softkeys Hardkeys Control Channels3 including Sideshift23 (4 in future); Sideshift Remote ControlsNoneMultisticks on levers Masterswitch 3D UpgradeGradeStar GPS/TPSLMGS-G GPS/TPSGradeStar v5.0 GPS/TPS CommunicationAnalogCAN bus

5 5- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - e.g. MC1200 on Liebherr 724Dozer with Dual Laser on Power Mast MC1200 – System Overview Dozer Configuration

6 6- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - e.g. MC1200 on CAT 14H Grader with Dual Laser on Manual Mast MC1200 – System Overview Grader Configuration

7 7- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Field of applications Cross Slope (only)  Rough sub-base, country-, forest roads  Automatic cross-slope control across the centre of the blade or in relation to the manually controlled height side

8 8- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Field of applications Ultrasonic and cross slope  Fine grading with reference (string line, curb stone, other lane,...) of e.g. roads, highways, walkways, small squares/courts...  One side height control with reference (string or ground) other side automatic or manual cross-slope control

9 9- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Field of applications Dual Ultrasonic  Fine grading with reference (string line, curb stone, other lane,...) of e.g. roads, highways, walkways, small squares/courts...  Both sides height control with reference (string or ground)

10 10- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Field of applications Dual Laser  Squares/courts – Surfaces with same slope in one or two directions, e.g. rollfields (airport), sports fields, parking areas,...  Automatic control at each position, free working within the laser range

11 11- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Options Tailor your customer’s solution UltrasonicLaser Rough Earthmoving MUS1200 “Tri-Sonic CAN“ MLS1200 “5 Channel CAN“ Fine GradingSonic-Ski®LS-250

12 12- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Options MUS1200 (Tri-Sonic) MUS1200 Wide range Triangulation  Side-Shift On-grade/on-line indicators Up/down buttons for height adjustment from blade Adjustable to ground/string/edge mode Temperature compensation for higher accuracy Accuracy: ± 2mm (± 0.08“) Working range: cm (15-99“) Optimal: 60cm (24“)

13 13- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Options MLS1200 (5 Channel Receiver) MLS1200 Works with visible/invisible beam Works in bright sunlight and darkness Supports fine-mode and wide-mode for rough applications Supports easy clamp-on mount CAB Constant Accuracy Band  ensures that accuracy remains the same independent of distance to laser transmitter Accuracy: ± 4mm (± 0.16“) Capture range: 20cm (7.75“) Working range: 300m (980 feet)

14 14- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Options Sonic-Ski Sonic-Ski Multiple ultrasonic oscillators (5 for distance, a 6th for temp. compensation) Adjustable to ground/string mode Averaging in ground mode (3 of 5 oscillators)  reduces irregulations String mode: oscillator nearest to string is used  allows working across entire sensor width w/o automatic side-shift Accuracy: ± 2mm (± 0.08“) across entire width Capture range (width): 25cm (10“), industry leading Working range: cm (10-39“) Optimal: 30-40cm (12-16“)

15 15- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Options LS-250 LS-250 Linear laser receiver Works with red light and infrared emitters No fixed working point as multi channel receivers Free assignment and change of working point within entire capture range Accuracy: ± 1mm (± 0.04“) Capture range: 22cm (8.7“) Working range: 250m (820 feet)

16 16- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Key Customer Profiles Favoring MC1200 Wide range of operations and machinery  Value to a common system  Minimizes operator training/re-training  Side-Shift critical applications – roads Multiple brands of machinery  Value to Leica as an independent supplier  Challenges OEM solutions Diverse group of operators  Value to interactive MMI, language options Interested in 3D applications  Value to simple plug&play 3D solution, GPS or TPS

17 17- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Top 22 Features Features and Benefits 1.Interchangeability 2.Multiple calibrations 3.Identical MMI 4.Minimum number of spares 5.Integrated indicators 6.Multi-Sticks + Master Switch 7.Cross-Coupling 8.Side-Shift 9.Auto-Calibration 10.Self-Diagnosis 11.Interactive menus 12.CAN bus 13.One type connectors 14.Sensor section % slope 16.Hydraulics 17.Height sensor memory 18.3D upgrade path 19.Sealed parts 20.Laptop programmable 21.Auto-Seek mode 22.Power management The details

18 18- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 1 Interchangeability FeatureBenefit Same core system is able to be installed on Graders, Dozers and Pavers Continuous, Leica branded solution on complete machine fleet High brand recognition value on site Easier maintenance for customers, dealers and support personnel Less stock volume at the dealers One solution only has to be promoted/marketed/sold

19 19- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 2 Multiple calibrations FeatureBenefit MC1200 can store multiple calibration sets Allows to move panel and controller to another pre-wired machine to continue work with minimum downtime Only that machine of the fleet that needs control has to have a panel and controller, this reduces costs for the customer and makes packages of “pre-wiring components“ attractive MC1200 can be factory pre-configured for most common machine types, this reduces installation time Downtime of machines in repair or service can be eliminated CAT 140H Champion 720A John Deere 870D

20 20- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 3 Identical MMI (Man-Machine-Interface) FeatureBenefit Same MMI for Grader, Dozer and Paver applications One time training only, this reduces installations costs for following MC1200s No need to learn more than one system, operators need to remember one handling only Operator can move between machines and immediately work efficiently Faster spread around of ease-of-use message between operators, and, operators become teachers soon

21 21- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 4 Minimum number of spares FeatureBenefit Only one set of spare parts requiredComplete fleet can be maintained as the components are identical Reduces stock volume at the dealer Attractive bundles can be offered esp. to contractors owning a fleet Faulty component is serviced while machine keeps going Spare controller can be loaded with fleet machine‘s calibrations  no further calibration is required in case of changing the controller  “plug and grade“ Operator becomes 1 st level support by simply doing “replace & try“ Only one additional spare cable enables to check all other sensor cables Operator independently can check whether a cable or a sensor is faulty There‘s always enough space to store one spare cable on the machine

22 22- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 5 Integrated indicators FeatureBenefit MC1200 panel includes up/down indicators on both sides of the display and left/right across the top of the display Indication of up/down of both sides of the blade and indication of left/right for direction of travel indication at one spot Light-bars are also generally mounted above the operator’s normal viewing zone (he looks down towards the bottom corners of the blade while operating). The MC1200 display is mounted directly onto or besides the centre console, giving him clear indication within his field of view. Light intensity of indicators can be varied from very bright to dull Allows to work in different light conditions and night operation  Trimble Lightbars: In operator‘s view to blade?

23 23- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 6 Multi-Sticks + Master Switch FeatureBenefit Remote controlNo change in operator‘s common working process No need to release the control levers Automatic/manual, offsets and set points are remote controlled Easy installation, just replace the lever knobs with the multi- sticks Master Switch for automation of all channels Topcon Smart Switches: Finger contortion?

24 24- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 7 Cross-Coupling FeatureBenefit MC1200 offers correct parallel blade control through cross-coupling Both cylinders raise or lower at the same time No delay between height and tilt movement results in significantly smoother and faster operation No “washboard effect“ across the blade width No dipping of the blade below design height

25 25- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 8 Side-Shift FeatureBenefit Lateral blade controlUnique feature to Leica Geosystems Patented feature of MC1200 Utilises a third valve to control the blade in the lateral direction to keep it on track Allows to precisely cut batters, grade crowns, etc. automated Operators can even more concentrate on spreading material 2D control gets a “3 rd dimension“

26 26- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 9 Auto-Calibration FeatureBenefit Automatic calibration of “minimum pulse“ Takes only a couple of minutes to calibrate the hydraulics of the machine fully automatic, by pressing a few buttons only Installers don‘t need to get off the machine to do the calibration, this is often an important safety issue on site and is very comfortable Even unexperienced installers can easily carry out professional hydraulic calibrations with hardly any chance for mistakes Manual calibration of “minimum pulse“MC1200 supports the preference of experienced support or operational personnel to calibrate the hydraulics manually Can be carried out even if no Cross Slope sensor is installed Allows calibration in case auto-cal can‘t be done because of vibrations around the machine

27 27- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 10 Self-Diagnosis FeatureBenefit MC1200 includes self-diagnosis functionMC1200 gives clear indication on failed components and displays on panel nature of the failure and affected parts, this makes error diagnostics much more user friendly MC1200 becomes on-site trouble-shooter, this reduces downtime MC1200 becomes your 1 st level supporter MC1200 educates operators to give significant information about the problem, instead of just complaining

28 28- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 11 Interactive menus FeatureBenefit Intelligent user menusIntelligence provides messages displayed on the panel, that guide operators while using the system Depending on the situation, screens or selections pop up to support operators, e.g. when swapping from laser to ultra- sonic This automation avoids errors and reduces unintended use This increases system stability and ensures continuous workflow Up to three languages are be stored, where English and German are fixed and a 3rd one is optional Easy “Sepp to Pepe“ Switch

29 29- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 12 CAN bus FeatureBenefit MC1200 uses CAN (Controller Area Network) bus technology to connect all components Short cable ways between components, this simplifies installation Real time data transfer, this ensures reliable and fast data No errors caused by voltage drop Multiple operation due to network communication High flexibility means no problem of future extension of the system Better error analysis Worldwide acceptance of CAN technology means long availability If one network part is defect the network is still able to operate Digital data transfer + short cablesOutstanding protection against interferences Allows to store backups of settings and calibration

30 30- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 13 One type connectors FeatureBenefit MC1200 uses same connector type for complete CAN bus line Only one cable type is required to connect the CAN components Deformation of contacts caused by connecting wrong plugs are out of question Installation gets much easier: each sensor has a male and a female plug  just enter the right cable end

31 31- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 14 Sensor section FeatureBenefit Optimal filter and adjustment for slope and rotation sensors Eliminating influences of force of acceleration (acceleration/latency of machine, rotation of blade) Eliminating influences of shocks on the blade This means the sensors compensate the jerky movements of the blade This results in a fast, but smooth control This results in a homogeneous surface without “washboards“ or steps between the lanes

32 32- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # % slope FeatureBenefit Slope sensors (cross fall and main fall) are able to work on slopes up to 100%, that is 45° Graders and Dozers can work even on steep embankments, shoulders, etc. No waiting for excavators doing slopes normally Increased accuracy on projects with big longitudinal gradients, because sensors are not measuring close to working range Grader can use its mechanical flexibility

33 33- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 16 Hydraulics FeatureBenefit MC1200 works with a variety of hydraulic systems Customers can upgrade to MC1200, but keep expensive hydraulic components Big contractors easily can equipe sub-contactors‘s machines with same system, this reduces spares and training efforts MC1200 allows to operate current and voltage controlled systems. Low latency of hydraulic blockLow latency means high performance and fast reaction Immediate response on blade corrections, this means no waves or steps in the surface

34 34- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 17 Height sensor memory FeatureBenefit MC1200 has automatic sensor memory function Settings for slope, laser or ultrasonic are stored and recalled whenever sensor is connected Allows to swap sensors from left to right blade side Allows to easily interchange sensors, e.g. rough grading to fine grading  Trisonic to Sonic-Ski Allows to use right sensor according to application and easily change between applications such as change from stringline sensing to laser plane grading or sonic sensing left edge to right edge Two equal sensors can have different settings Perfect for machines with different hydraulic circuit speeds such as Dozers Allows to calibrate both circuits for optimal performance

35 35- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 18 3D upgrade path FeatureBenefit MC1200 is ready for 3DCustomers are investing in their future, can always upgrade Additional 3D components just need to be plugged in No change on MC1200 Because of the CAN interface all data are digitally available, this results in very low latencies and high data robustness

36 36- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 19 Sealed parts FeatureBenefit Panel, controller and sensors are all sealed (= filled with jelly) or coated No problems caused by rain, humidity, etc. No problems caused by vibrations, jerks Longer life of parts Less machine downtime

37 37- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 20 Laptop programmable FeatureBenefit Firmware upload via laptopAllows to establish maintenance contracts This generates additional business Future upgrades can be sold

38 38- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 21 Auto-Seek mode FeatureBenefit Laser receiver looks automatically for laser plane and adjusts height to centre of receiver (in combination with Power Mast) Operators don‘t need to guess where the laser plane is, just press a button  done Laser receiver is vertically positioned in the centre of its range to allow maximum use in the first place Comfortable in-cabin height adjustment without the need to adjust manually outside the cabin

39 39- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features: # 22 Power management FeatureBenefit MC1200 supports advanced power management Increases on-board safety due to integrated fuses: from a certain cable length onwards fuses have to be used either integrated in the cables or in a different way. MC1200 uses standard fuses known from the car industry. MCB1200 controller supports “smart power down“, that is an adjustable time defined for system shut down even after ignition is off Allows proper 3D computer‘s shut down: after ignition off, controller sends corresponding CAN message to PC. This message enables 3D software to send out OS shut down command. This avoids discharging the machine‘s battery. Allows comfortable connection to ignition and on/off switch, wiring is simplified Allows easier power connection of Power Mast Cables come with open ends (industry standard crimp connectors)

40 40- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - Top 22 Features Conclusion MC1200 offers 22 Features, no other system on the market can claim that More than 21 Features means  MC1200 is “The System“ for the 21 st Century

41 41- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Competitive Analysis Comparison based on MC1200 features – 1 of 3 MC1200Trimble GCS / Blade ProTopcon System 5 1Interchange ability Common on all machines  Blade Pro, GCS500, GCS600 for Graders  GCS21, GCS300, GCS400 for Dozers  Screed Pro for Pavers Different panels for Graders and Dozers due to single or dual control 2Multiple calibrations Possible?? 3MMI + Architecture  Large Graphic Display, Softkeys, Hardkeys  Separate panel and controller  Small Numeric Displays, Toggles, Buttons  All-in-one panel  Small graphic Display, Rotary Knobs (2)  Big all-in-one panel 4SparesOnly one set of sparesDifferent cable types on BP? 5IndicatorsIntegrated in panel, in operator‘s field of view Lightbars, problems: too bright ? 6Remote Controls Multisticks on leversNoneRemote switches below lever knobs  finger contortion?

42 42- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Competitive Analysis Comparison based on MC1200 features – 2 of 3 MC1200Trimble GCS / Blade ProTopcon System 5 7PerformanceCross-Coupling?? 8Control Channels 3 (3 rd for Side-Shift), 4 in future Ease of use  Auto-calibration  Self-diagnosis  Interactive menus NoneAuto-calibration 12CAN busAll sensors in CAN line  CGS  CAN  Blade Pro  analog ? 13Connector type One for male, one for female?? 14SensorsAccurate readings across whole range ?Positive/no/negative signal generation 15Slope range100%GCS 100%? 16HydraulicsLow latency, fast response??

43 43- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Competitive Analysis Comparison based on MC1200 features – 3 of 3 MC1200Trimble GCS / Blade ProTopcon System Sensor memory For slope, 2x laser, 2x ultrasonic ?? 18183D upgrade  GPS/TPS GradeStar for Graders and Dozers  Simple add-on  BladePro 3D GPS/TPS on Blade Pro  SiteVision/GCS900 (GPS only) on GCS500  Panel replacement  mm-GPS, 3Di-GPS, 3D- LPS  Panel replacement 1919Sealed partsAll components?Sonic Tracker only 20Laptop setupCAN2Flash?Yes 2121Auto-SeekNo guessing, no lucky hits?? 22PWR mgmtComfortable intelligenceNone

44 44- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Outlook Now & soon Now  MC1200 ready for Graders with Sonic-Ski and LS-250 laser receiver (for fine grading) September  + ready for Dozers (calibration, dual sensitivity)  + ready for 3D  + incl. Side-Shift  + Power Mast  + MUS1200 (Tri-Sonic CAN) and MLS1200 (CAB 3860 CAN) for rough earthmoving How  Firmware upgrade Followed by  Improvements  Your input required!

45 45- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Ordering Package numbers and delivery Package numbers  , MC1200, Cross Slope System, (CSS)  , MC1200, Cross Slope System & Sonic Ski (SS)  , MC1200, Cross Slope System & Dual SS  , MC1200, Cross Slope System & Laser Sensor (LS) & Manual Mast (MM)  , MC1200, Cross Slope System & Dual (LS & MM)  , MC1200, Cross Slope System & Dual (SS & LS & MM)  , MC1200, Cross Slope System & Dual (SS & LS & Power Mast)  For simplified order process, these package numbers should be ordered via configurator. The configurator will be ready in September ’05.

46 46- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Ordering Package numbers and delivery Package delivery  For orders of a Complete MA-System mark “Complete Delivery” in the SAP order  This ensures that all parts of the complete system are delivered as one package

47 47- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - MC1200 – Sales Collateral Your ideas & wishes TopicDescriptionPriority StickersLeica or product named stickers for Grader‘s main boom, masts, cabin‘s back window (transparent), etc. 1 Clothing: overalls, safety wests/jackets, caps 2

48 48- Leica MC Universal Machine Control - “Can you sell it?“ ALL: “Yes, we can!“


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