Leica iCON iXE3 - 3D System

Advanced 3D excavator machine control solution

The iXE3 machine control solution guides the operator using reference models and GNSS in 3D. Design information and real-time cut/fill indications are displayed in the cab on your control panel, allowing you to rapidly excavate to the reference design. 

The solution ensures more uptime and operator satisfaction while increasing safety and productivity. Work with a wide range of industry-standard data formats including LandXML, DXF, GEO, KOF, L3D, LMD, LIN, MBS and TRM formats, which offers the customer a variety of applications and workflows. The operator can use the function Create Model to make simple and complex models on the fly without leaving the cab and without the assistance of a surveying engineer.


Leica Geosystems offers one software and one hardware platform for all 3D applications. The cable-free panel allows the operator to easily swap panel from one machine to another. You can now expand the 3D machine control offering to include compact excavators and Huddig backhoes with swing boom. Leica Geosystems offers a flexible solution with swing boom sensor or manual calculation of the position of the swing boom. Add machine control to compact excavators, and benefit from all the advantages of 3D machine control.

Increase your uptime

Move material more efficiently and focus on getting the job done right the first time with the simple and easy-to-use MC1 software. Manage all project files and increase uptime with easy access to all relevant functions directly on the run screen. Optimise your workflow and get the most efficient view with the possibility to use a full-screen or split-screen view. Follow the work progress live, on the run screen with Modify Models, updated by tool point interaction. And visualise the tool’s edge movements on a live heatmap with surface logging functionality. Customise the heatmap colours to see the tool edge history to target height distance.

Share data seamlessly

Share data seamlessly with integrated solutions from Leica Geosystems. Project files from Leica ConX are automatically synchronised with the Leica MC1 software and the iCON site software solutions. Site managers can synch all as-built data created with surface logging functionality to the ConX 3D page for progress tracking, reporting, volume calculations and model creation. Sync data to USB in PTS format to bring on the go.


Automating the excavator

Leica Geosystems offers several tools that will increase the productivity of your excavator by automating vital functions. The semi-automatic functionality for excavator offers partly or fully automation of the boom, bucket, tilt bucket or tilt rotator. Use the semi-automatic excavator functionality to perform complex excavation tasks such as slope creation and trenching faster and more accurately. Other automating features such as iXE CoPilot and Automatic Tool Recognition help the operator to work with less fatigue and higher working comfort with resulting less over digging and reduced operational costs.

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