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Leica iCON iXE2 – 2D System

Leica iCON iXE2 - 2D System

Leica iCON iXE2 – 2D System

Product Description

The most flexible 2D excavator machine control solution

Leica iCON excavate iXE2 is an easy-to-use, multifunctional 2D control system designed to make excavating easier and more productive. The system allows multiple elevation and slopes to be constructed, at any orientation without resetting the machine or laser height reference. Just enter the required depth and slopes and start off digging.

iCON excavate iXE2 displays the bucket’s actual position relative to design elevation and slope, allowing you to reach the design grade faster. It features the unique PowerSnap concept that enables instant system installation and full interchangeability of control boxes. Flexibility that will inspire you!

iCON excavate iXE2 is a fully upgradeable system. You can start with single slope operation and upgrade as needed to a full dual slope system by adding a rotation and tilt bucket sensor to your system. With an additional 3D control panel and GNSS sensors you get a highly efficient 3D guidance solution that allows you excavate according to the 3D design model on your panel.

GNSS Systems - Leica iCON excavate iXE2

Integrated tilt rotator support
Leica iCON excavate iXE2 provides integrated tilt rotator support, giving the operator clear guidance information about the actual tilt and rotation position relative to his project. iCON excavate with tilt rotator support increases your productivity and lets you maximise the use and benefits of your machine control solution.


  • High-accuracy automatic dual slope and level control
  • Realtime cut/fill indication on the graphic display
  • No grade checking needed
  • Maximise your machine utilization and return-on investment by getting right to grade the first time
  • No more over excavations – dig to planned grade easily and accurately. Save material and fuel cost
  • Use iCON excavate iXE2 on multiple machines in your fleet. PowerSnap allows you to interchange control panels easily and rapidly as needed
  • Fully scaleable system
  • Audio and on-screen warning of buried services with connected EZiDIG sensor (available option)
  • Easy vertical positioning of sheet piles with the unique PowerDriller function
  • Precise sculpting of edges, slopes and contours by support of  tilt rotator attachments


System Features

  • Simple user interface with intuitive graphics
  • Function keys for instant access of important functions
  • Selectable bucket reference point
  • Cable-free control box. Easy snap-on/snap off mechanism
  • Altitude warning – audible warning on selected height, useful for overhead cables and working under bridges and inside buildings.
  • Interface to EZiDIG Buried Service Detector
  • PowerDriller drilling function

PowerSnap technology
Leica iCON excavate IXE2 PowerSnap

You want to use your control panel on several machines in your fleet with an easy, quick install? PowerSnap allows simple and fast exchange of the panel between different machines

The patented Snap-on & Snap-off technology from Leica Geosystems allows machine sensors and control panels to be interchanged for rapid reconfiguration of machine control hardware.  Swapping control panels and sensor technology has never been easier and faster – alter machine capabilities as your project needs change.


  • System is up and running in no time
  • Rapid interchange of control panels between machines, giving you extra flexibility on site
  • One Cradle for all iCON excavate and iCON grade panels
  • Easy removal of core components for overnight security
  • Contact and cable free connection to control/display panels
  • Safety shut down feature protects system and data
  • Cradle stores machine specific settings such as hydraulic tuning
  • Unique patented Snap on/Snap off capability

System applications

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 depth
Commonly used for bases, foundations, etc.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 gradework
Set the right depth and the desired tilt in one direction.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 slope
Set the desired slope for the embankment.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 laser reference
Gives possibility to use rotating laser as a reference.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 pipelaying
Set the desired depth and slope of the pipe trenches.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 gradient
The system can handle both pitch and roll.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 underwater
The bucket motion is shown in the graphical display.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 Roll
Sensors record and compensate for the machine tilt.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 pitch
Sensors record and compensate for the machine tilt.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 compass
The system uses a compass to establish the direction of the tilt.

Leica iCON excavate IXE2 height alert
An audible signal warns the operator if the defined limit is exceeded. useful around bridges and overhead lines.

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