Press release: Leica iCON excavate solutions now support Auto-Tilt on SVAB Quantum platform

Hallsberg/Odense, September 5th 2017

New development in Leica iCON iXE solutions to complete projects more efficiently

Excavators equipped with 2D or 3D excavator guidance solutions from Leica Geosystems and tiltrotators supported by SVAB Quantum can now use a new functionality iXE CoPilot. Leica iXE CoPilot enables the tilt function on a tiltrotator to be handled automatically. The tilt of the tiltrotator will automatically be adjusted so that it is held parallel to the surface as the operator pulls the excavator arm in.

“We have developed this new function for three reasons,” says Marcus Grevelshøj, Product Specialist for Excavating and Wheel Loader solutions at Leica Geosystems. “To improve the productivity of experienced excavator operators using tiltrotator attachments, to decrease the learning curve of less experienced operators and to decrease fatigue and stress for all operators as they operate a large machine like an excavator.”

The automatic tilt function for SVAB Quantum is now available on all Quantum platforms, and former versions of MACS platforms can be updated to support the functionality. Tiltrotator brands supported by Quantum and Leica iCON iXE2 (2D solution) and Leica iCON iXE3 (3D solution) will have the possibility to connect to the function.

“This new functionality is totally in line with our strategy of creating more efficient and innovative solutions for how to control an excavator”, says Fredrik Eriksson, CEO, SVAB. “Our latest platform Quantum together with Leica Geosystems products give us possibilities to add new dimensions on how to operate an excavator. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Leica Geosystems and our joint journey to deliver unique and innovative capabilities to our customers.”

To learn more about the Leica iCON iXE2 (2D solutions) and Leica iCON iXE3 (3D solutions), visit

To learn more about the SVAB Quantum platform, visit

About SVAB Hydraulik AB (SVAB)

SVAB develops products and efficiency functions for excavators consisting of control, communication, joysticks, sensors and actuators. Product development takes place both through own innovative development and in close cooperation with the customer. The customers are manufacturers and distributors of excavators and equipment. Since 2002, SVAB has delivered over 45 000 systems for tiltrotator control and is the market leader in that area.

SVAB is quality and environmentally certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. SVAB Hydraulik AB operates in Hallsberg – Sweden.

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About Leica Geosystems

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defense, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.


For further information please contact:

Fredrik Eriksson
SVAB Hydraulik AB
+46 70 683 19 93

Marcus Grevelshøj
Product Specialist
Leica Geosystems Technology A/S
+45 4212 9495