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Total Stations

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KOREC stock a wide range of high performance, reliable and robust total stations, designed for harsh, outdoor use, and versatile enough to suit your survey, monitoring & construction needs.

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FAQs

Total stations are waterproof, to varying extents, depending upon the manufacturer. Trimble total stations are widely renowned for their rugged and waterproof design – each of the S-Series (the S5, S7 and S9) and the SX10 scanning total station all have an IP water rating of 5 – which is protected against jets of water spraying at the device from any angle. We’ve even put this to the test in the most extreme conditions – we subjected the Trimble S7 to a full-on shower to prove just how durable it is – you can see the video of the Trimble S7 in the shower to prove it!

Total stations are highly accurate, precision instruments making them ideal for all survey applications. However, total stations offer a wide range of accuracies depending on the end application and budget available, for example, a more basic robotic total station such as the Trimble S5 will be available in a range of accuracies, 1″, 2″, 3″, or 5″ whereas a high end robotic total station, for example a Trimble S9, can offer an angle accuracy of 0.5″ or 1″.
Although often regarded as interchangeable terms, it is important to note that accuracy and precision are not the same thing. Accuracy refers to the result’s closeness to the true or accepted value, precision refers to the spread of results for a number of measurements.

Total stations are electronic or optical instruments that are most commonly used in construction, surveying and civil engineering. They are used for measuring horizontal angles, vertical angles and distance which they do by analysing the slope between itself and a specific point. A total station can measure either to a target or prism or be reflectorless measuring to any object that is reasonably light in colour. Nowadays, most total stations such as the Trimble S-Series range (the S5, S7 and S9) the SX10 scanning total station and the range of construction total stations (Trimble RTS instruments) are all robotic total stations – meaning that they can be remotely controlled by the operator from a distance using a controller.

Put simply, a robotic total station is an optical, electronic instrument used for measuring vertical and horizontal angles. They combine an electronic theodolite and electronic distance measurement (EDM) to almost instantaneously measure angles and distances to a very high accuracy. The Trimble S-Series range (the S5, S7 and S9) the SX10 scanning total station and the range of construction total stations (Trimble RTS instruments) are all robotic total stations. These total stations do not need to be physically moved by hand – rather, they can be operated remotely by the surveyor standing at a distance with a prism for the total station to track. Robotic total stations have a number of benefits over traditional total stations. Firstly, they cut out the requirement for additional personnel on site, as only one operator is required per total station. This removes personnel from site, or frees them up for other work. Secondly, with no walking back and forth from total station to plot point, the entire survey workflow is much faster and more efficient with a robotic total station than with a manual device. Finally, robotic total stations are more accurate – reducing errors on site which cuts down on time and cost-consuming rework.

Robotic total stations, which include the Trimble S-Series range (the S5, S7 and S9) the SX10 scanning total station and the range of construction total stations (Trimble RTS instruments) have a number of benefits over traditional total stations. Firstly, they cut out the requirement for additional personnel on site, as only one operator is required per total station. This removes personnel from site, or frees them up for other work. Secondly, with no walking back and forth from total station to plot point, the entire survey workflow is much faster and more efficient with a robotic total station than with a manual device. Finally, robotic total stations are more accurate – reducing errors on site which cuts down on time and cost-consuming rework.

A total station is commonly used to take accurate measurements on construction and engineering projects. These lightweight and portable devices will be used at various points throughout a project to measure land topography, monitor for change and check for design flaws which could lead to costly delays. Total stations are used in any survey application where accuracy is key, including stockpile analysis, powerline inspections, mine surveys and forensic crime scene investigation to name a few.

A total station is an optical instrument commonly used in construction, surveying and civil engineering. It is useful for measuring horizontal angles, vertical angles and distance which it does by analysing the slope between itself and a specific point. A total station can measure either to a target or prism or be reflectorless measuring to any object that is reasonably light in colour. Depending on the technology involved they can be robotic (The Trimble S Series) especially suitable for construction (Trimble RTS instruments) or mechanical (for example the Trimble M3). Trimble was also the developer of the Trimble SX10 a combined high accuracy total station and 3D laser scanner.

Least count refers to the minimum value or reading that an instrument can read – for example a standard tape measure would have a least count of 1mm (metric) and 1/32 of an inch (imperial) (the smallest unit shown). For total stations, this figure varies by make and model, and can be expressed as an angle and in distance. For example, the Trimble range of total stations (surveying total stations S5, S7 and S9), the construction range of RTS total stations, as well as the SX10 scanning total station, all have a least count of 0.1” or 1/10 of a degree.

KOREC provides a wide range of accurate, robust and reliable total stations for those working in the surveying, engineering and construction industries. Choose from a range of robotic, Servo with Autolock, mechanical and even 3D scanning total stations.

Trimble’s total stations are renowned for combining high accuracy measurement capabilities, combined with a robust and rugged design that is reliable in all weathers.

For the survey professional, look no further than the S-Series. With a range of accuracies from 5” down to 0.5”, and a maximum distance of 7000m, the S5, S7 and S9 models are designed with the flexibility and freedom that you demand. All models include as standard; direct reflex measurement (DR) both Autolock and Robotic operation, with Active Tracking as standard on the S7 and S9, and upgradable on the S5.

For full surveying, scanning and imaging requirements, the Trimble SX10 is the tool for you. Combining high density 3D scan data with a 600m range, with a high accuracy total station, and Trimble VISION™ technology allowing fast and easy high resolution image capture. This hugely versatile piece of kit is suitable for an array of applications including topographic and highway surveys, as-builts, BIM, utilities surveys, forensics and mine/quarry surveys.

For the modern construction professional, setting out is made simple with Trimble’s RTS series of robotic total stations. Increase your efficiency, reduce errors and rework, and streamline your site to office workflows with the RTS range. Each unit from the RTS573 upwards comes with active and passive tracking as standard, as well as optical focus for quick manual aiming and Trimble Multitrack™ for locking and tracking passive prisms. Long range laser measurement and live imaging are also available on the RTS773.

For tough, durable and easy to use measurement, look to the series of mechanical total stations, such as the M1 and C5. Fast and accurate electronic distance measurement (EDM) provides results you can trust, whilst the autofocus powered by Nikon allows quick and accurate focus on the target.

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