Mobile Controls to Improve Performance of Road Construction and Paving Equipment
Flores Automation and Machine Control (FAMC) helps road construction contractors increase site safety by eliminating stringlines and improving jobsite logistics. We also help reduce project completion time, increase material yield, and reduce waste.
We accomplish those goals by providing and supporting Leica Geosystems 3D mobile control products for paving and road construction. Leica is the originator of stringless paving, having introduced the Pavesmart 3D in 1999.
We’re not just a product and service provider to the road construction industry, we have real-time experience in the sector. Our sales and service technicians have more than 70 years of combined experience as operators and surveyors. They have decades of combined experience in the road construction industry and know the pitfalls and headaches you face. They know how to coach and teach your team to become experts in Leica’s 3D machine control system.
FAMC is the U.S. distributor of Leica road construction and paving machine control products. Leica is the world’s first 3D control system. It has been continuously refined and upgraded over the past 20 years to stay at the forefront of technology and providing products that simply overpower the competition. During this time, Leica has been tested and proven on hundreds of high-profile infrastructure projects to save you time, money and increase site safety and logistics. All the major slipform paving equipment manufacturers worldwide have tested and endorsed the Leica Geosystems product line.
See our lineup of Leica 3D products below. If you don’t see what you need or want more information, call us in metro Milwaukee at 262-682-4229.
MC1 Leica Software
MC1 is the software that is behind the new machine control MPC80. MC1 simplifies design data handling and is open to all standard design data types, enabling a flexible data flow to support common workflows on a road construction or paving job site.
Consistency in software design throughout all heavy machine control applications reduces our customers’ training efforts and optimizes their learning curve. The same software platform can be used with different sensor configurations, which improves scalability and training. Furthermore, installers benefit from simplified installation and service processes. An intuitive graphical interface with custom-centered design supports our customers in getting their job done faster and more precise. The software interface is uncluttered and with familiar symbols to help the operator focus on the important steps. An intelligent licensing system facilitates the add-on of another machine solution, giving users full flexibility in their machine control solutions.
MCP80 Machine Controller
Simplified, rugged and user-friendly are the cornerstones of Leica’s MCP80, 3D machine controller. It features an intuitive and vivid 800×400 pixel, 8” touchscreen. The backlighting for the buttons and screen are adjustable, buttons are optically bonded, strengthened and are treated with an anti-reflective coating for optimal performance.
Heat, cold, wind, dust and rain are common environmental factors that you must contend with at the paving job site. The MCP80 is designed to deliver superior performance during these harsh weather conditions. The IP66 and IP67 rating ensure complete protection from dust ingress contact, water spray, and 1 m submersion. It has an operating temperature range from a frigid -30°C to a sweltering 60°C and can survive a drop from 80 cm (31.49”) and still properly function.
The internal computer for the iCON Pave boasts a 1.7 GHz dual-core Intel CPU with 4GB of RAM. It has a 32 GB of flash storage and internal wifi and GPS. Meets CE, FCC, RoHS and WEEE standards.
TS16 Total Station
You can now cover a diverse range of applications with the world’s first self-learning total station, Viva TS16, that sees precisely what you see. This total station has the most comprehensive imaging capability available. You can actually capture the exact conditions for any road construction or paving job site with the self-learning capability.
The TS16 is equipped with the revolutionary Leica Captivate software that turns complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. The easy-to-use apps, touchscreen technology and all forms of measured and design data can be viewed in all dimensions.
Captivate spans industries and applications with little more than a simple swipe, regardless of whether you work with GNSS, total stations or both.
While Leica Captivate captures and models data in the field, Leica Infinity processes the information at the office. The seamless transfer of data ensures projects stay on track. Both Captivate and Infinity work in conjunction to join the previous survey data and edit project faster and more efficiently.
Nova TS60 Total Station
Previously known for its speed and precision, Leica’s Nova TS60 is now a self-learning total station for paving work. The Nova TS60 is a self-learning total station capable of adapting to any road construction or paving site condition. It is the only total station in the world that offers dedicated precision in the harshest conditions. It is designed for the highest accuracy down to the sub-millimeter and sub-second.
The TS60 Total Station is equipped with the Captivate software, turning complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. With easy-to-use apps and familiar touch technology, all forms of measured and design data can be viewed in all dimensions. Leica Captivate spans industries and applications with little more than a simple swipe, regardless of whether you work with GNSS, total stations or both.
The ATRplus technology, born of 5 generations of optimization, maximizes the total station’s ability to remain locked on your target, ignoring other distractions in the field.
The Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation is the world’s first self-learning MultiStation for paving. It automatically and continuously adapts to any environment, despite any challenges that may occur. Scanning with the Leica Nova MS60 has been made simpler through the instant creation of point clouds with overlaid measured points and 3D models in one view. Visualizations are clearer and easier to see on an all-new 5” screen.
The MS60 comes with the revolutionary Captivate software, turning complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. With easy-to-use apps and familiar touch technology, all forms of measured and design data can be viewed in all dimensions. Leica Captivate spans industries and applications with little more than a simple swipe, regardless of whether you work with GNSS, total stations or both.
While Captivate captures and models data in the field, Leica Infinity processes the information back in the office. A smooth data transfer ensures the project stays on track. Captivate and Infinity work in conjunction to join previous survey data and edit projects faster and more efficiently.
The new Dynamic Lock functionality has greatly improved the lock-on capability of ATRplus in the Nova MS60 MultiStation. Get better performance with the larger search area for locking onto a moving target. The MultiStation can be used in standard surveying or high-dynamic machine control applications.
The Leica CS20 is an extremely robust, hand-held/mountable controller that is IP68 rated and features an OMAP4430 1GHz Dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor. The industry-revolutionizing field software Leica Captivate captures and manages complex data with a simple swipe. The 5” WVGA color touchscreen presents stunning 3D displays that you can zoom, pan, orbit, and window. For real-time views, live stream a video overlay (from imaging total station). The contoured case provides a durable and comfortable unit.
The CS20 puts you in complete control to take your entire office on the go. Expansion packs allow for future models to be used, and built-in peripherals minimize the need for added equipment. The user interface is intuitive and makes your paving job site measuring tasks enjoyable.
The Leica CS35 controller offers a robust design and high performance for road construction and paving work. It provides the ultimate in control and convenience with complete mobility.
Touch-screen technology allows you to process data while a stunning 3D view transforms your Leica Viva GNSS and Leica Nova scanning experiences.
With the CS35, you are in complete control and can take your entire office on the go. It provides you with an intuitive user experience and makes your measuring tasks enjoyable.
Equipped with the industry-revolutionizing field software Leica Captivate, you can capture and manage complex data with just a simple swipe. You can turn the complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. With easy-to-use apps and familiar touch technology, all forms of measured and design data can be viewed in all dimensions. Leica Captivate spans industries and applications with little more than a simple swipe, regardless of whether you work with GNSS, total stations or both.
While Leica Captivate captures and models data in the field, Leica Infinity processes the information back in the office. A smooth data transfer ensures the project stays on track. Leica Captivate and Leica Infinity work in conjunction to join previous survey data and edit projects faster and more efficiently.
The weather conditions may be less than ideal some of the time, the CS35 can handle almost any extreme all the time. It has an operating temperature of -10°C to 50°C and is rated to IP65 to protect against dust and is water resistant. Other features include the following:
- Windows 10 Pro operating system
- Intel® Core™ i5-6300U vPro™
- 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 128 GB SSD
- SGX540 graphics accelerator
- 10.1” color, touch, landscape screen that is readable in sunlight
- Rear 8-megapixel camera with autofocus
- Front HD-Video with 720 pixel
- Fully-integrated radio and antenna for long-range robotic total station control
- Integrated DISTO™ 3.75 G modem, WLAN and Bluetooth®
- Battery life is rated to 14 hours
GS18 T Rover
The GNSS RTK, Leica GS18 T, is the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use rover. Save up to 20% of labor costs over conventional surveying practices by eliminating wasted time that results from needing to vertically level the pole. The GS18 T is the first true tilt compensations solution that is immune to magnetic disturbances, calibration-free and that works right out of the box.
The GS18 T is built to provide maximum durability and performance. It boasts 555 channels for more signals, faster acquisition, and improved sensitivity. The unit is IP68-rated, with a working temperature of 40°C to +65°C and features a rugged and lightweight aluminum body.
The GS18 T allows you to avoid time-consuming auxiliary methods with true tilt compensated surveying. You will stake out more efficiently and conveniently than ever before with increased speed, safety, and comfort.
The Leica iCON GPS80 receiver helps increase the uptime of your pavers, graders, dozers, excavators, drilling and dredging machines and wheel loaders. With the GPS80, you will have a perfectly tuned machine control system that does not require a separate controller or device to configure the receiver. Thus, you will profit from fast, reliable 3D positioning and the resulting highly productive operation.
The iCON GPS80 features an improved sensor integrated into the machine solution for more automatic handling, ease-of-use, and speed at work. The CAN bus protocol is specifically designed for the GNSS machine control to provide robust and reliable communication and more uptime. The xRTK allows machine guidance in difficult environments and SmartLink bridges TRK communication gaps up to 10 minutes. iCON telematics provides remote access to the machine computer for fast, perfect data transfer and support.