A collaboration between Xwatch Safety Solutions and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has resulted in the ground-breaking 3D collision avoidance safety solution. This innovation, integrated first by Flannery Plant Hire in the UK, is set to redefine safety standards on job sites globally. See it first at Plantworx on stand C-PA3 and C-PA4
Tested in real-world applications in association with the Tier one contractor Kier Group, the 3D collision avoidance solution was officially launched by Flannery at its Operator Skills Hub in Birmingham, a joint venture with Balfour Beatty plc Beatty. This product launch marks a significant milestone in the Xwatch and Leica Geosystems collaboration.
Chris Matthew, Flannery’s Head of Business Strategy, offered deeper insights into this innovative safety solution during its launch event. This breakthrough technology, resulting from a partnership between Xwatch and Leica Geosystems, permits users to create or import 3D avoidance zones directly into the Leica Geosystems MC1 3D machine control software.
Key to this innovative solution is its seamless integration into the existing MC1 tablet-based machine control from Leica Geosystems, thereby offering users a streamlined interface without the need for additional screens in the operator station.
Feedback from operators suggests that this cutting-edge solution, born out of Xwatch and Leica’s collaborative efforts, provides an added layer of security, enabling them to detect unseen hazards like underground utilities. Furthermore, the flexibility to adapt avoidance zones as project conditions evolve has been applauded by customers, indicating its potential widespread adoption.
Plantworx Construction Exhibition 2023 will showcase this advanced 3D collision avoidance safety solution, offering attendees a first-hand look at this game-changing technology. This exhibition signifies a remarkable milestone in the partnership between Xwatch and Leica Geosystems, and how their combined expertise is driving innovation in construction safety.
Mark your calendars for an exclusive press preview scheduled for Monday, 12th June, at the Plantworx exhibition. This event will offer a sneak peek into the capabilities of the 3D collision avoidance safety solution, a testament to the power of collaboration between Xwatch and Leica Geosystems, which will revolutionise safety standards across the industry.