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Product News: Hexagon Introduces New Leica Total Station

Most accurate Leica Geosystems total station ever released for industrial use

Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 11:00

(Hexagon Metrology Inc.: North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon Metrology Inc., on July 21 at the Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the North American debut of the new Leica TDRA6000 Total Station, the most accurate Leica Geosystems total station ever released for industrial use. This Leica Geosystems laser station has the ability to automatically target reflective tape targets and corner cube reflectors. The unit can even measure without targets. Typical 3-D point accuracy at 35 meters is 0.25 mm with reflectors. Reflectorless accuracy is 1 mm. The TDRA6000 is optimized for use within 300 meters from the base unit. This product replaces the TDA5005 total station.

Total stations are used for large-scale installation, assembly, measurement, adjustment and alignment applications, such as aerospace tooling, printing presses, process machinery, erection of wind turbine or antenna towers, supercollider arrays, and any application that requires the precision location of components in three-dimensional space.

Leica Geosystems’ proprietary piezo direct drive technology has been incorporated into the Total Station to deliver high speed motorization and acceleration that is up to four times faster than the previous generation, but still allows for submicron level fine positioning. This technology has very low power consumption, requires minimal maintenance, and is nearly silent  The unit is now coupled with Leica’s proprietary PowerSearch technology that quickly and automatically locates and locks onto a target, and re-locks onto a target in the event of an interruption in the beam. The TDRA6000 delivers high performance in a compact, portable, battery powered unit.   

Measurement data collected with the TDRA6000 can be downloaded via a built-in Bluetooth connection into a metrology software package for further analysis and results reporting. The TDRA600 is immediately available for shipment.

For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.us

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