Problem Solved: Leica’s iCON 50 Saves PCL Construction Time & Money

PCL Construction faced a recurring challenge that was significantly stifling productivity. The traditional total station required tedious steps and long procedures which not only inevitably prolonged production, but also made it difficult to identify issues before they were implemented in the field. Combined, these facets of the traditional total station could delay a project’s completion by several months. PCL needed a solution, and they needed one fast.


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 "PCL needed a solution, and they needed one fast."

The iCON 50’s innovative functionality skipped the many steps prevalent in traditional total stations and proved to be diligent in preciseness; solving procedural problems and saving time. What was once a game of back and forth between field and office became meshed into one process. The iCON 50 allowed builders in the field to work with models on site and then relay them back to engineers in real time. This revolutionary piece of survey equipment was just what PCL had been looking for; a robotic total station that saves time by closing the gap between field and office and mitigates error by surpassing manual hand entry.

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"The iCON 50 was just what PCL had been looking for..."

 During one of PCL’s projects, they were quickly able to identify a situation pertaining to a 42” influence line. The line conflicted with existing utilities creating a problem that—with traditional total stations—would have taken months to identify and even more time to fix. The iCON 50 enabled builders in the field to collect data and instantly relay the model to engineers back at the office. PCL then could reroute the line in the model, procure the material, and install the line safely in the field. Without the iCON 50, this clash would not have been identified as early as it had, and a small miscalculation could have resulted in both wasted time and money.

"Without the iCON 50, a small miscalculation could have resulted in both wasted  time and money."

Working alongside PCL Construction and training their team to operate the iCON 50 was truly a rewarding experience. If you are looking to optimize your workflow with the implementation of total stations or other survey equipment, contact one of our specialists today!

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Leica iCON Robot 50

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Leica iCON Robot 50 is designed specifically for ease of use within the construction & engineering industry, simply level the instrument and go.

To increase your productivity by doing layout work and as-built checks yourself. With iCON Robot 50, you don’t need an operator at the instrument. The robotic total station can be operated from the field controller at the prism pole, at the point you need positioning.

The iCON Robot 50 Also Delivers:

  • Most accurate reflectorless measurements in its class
  • One-button keyboard for simple operation
  • Faster prism search by PowerSearch (patented technology)
  • Superior tracking performance ensures minimum machine downtime in machine control operation
  • Flexible data communication: WLAN (150m range) or Long-range Bluetooth® (350m). Simply upgrade your communication by swapping the instrument handle
  • Easy hand-over control from rover to machine control and vice versa
  • One-person robotic
  • With industry-leading tracking performance and the patented PowerSearch technology, iCON robot 50 allows you to finish jobs faster maintaining highest accuracy.
  • Interior overhead with a laser pointer
  • Using one of the world’s most accurate laser pointers, remotely lay-out points on walls for drill patterns or on ceilings for air conditioning or other such projects.
  • Machine control Work to the tightest tolerances under any site conditions.
  • Carry out fine grading and paving with the highest precision, speeding up your work with construction machinery.
  • Limitless applications.
  • With the iCONstruct software, you can use iCON robot 50 for a wide range of measuring and positioning tasks onsite, such as layout stake-out grade checking, volumes, as-built checks, and machine control.

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"Without Stan’s dedication and service to us, we most likely would have given up our current implementation in favor of an easier path. Stan and Chris were thoughtful about products offered to us, would answer the phone for hours long phone calls about software or hardware concerns, and could be quickly and easily on site--ready to help within a moments notice. We cannot recommend Datum Tech Solutions enough for whatever needs your next project might bring!"

— Mollie Shackleford, Virtual Design & Construction Coordinator & Matt Hockett, General Foreman, Lease Crutcher Lewis 

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