Total stations (also referred to as total station total station theodolites, are essential land surveying and construction tools. Combining precise angle measurement with electronic distance measurement capabilities, it performs a wide variety of data collection and calculation tasks. Specifically, total stations are used for measuring vertical and horizontal angles and slope distance, while their integrated computer performs the relevant triangulation calculations with high accuracy.
Unlike robotic total stations, mechanical total stations are operated manually. Although the data collected is automatically stored and processed by the onboard computer, it is the operator themselves who will measure distances and angles on site. They are assisted in this by several key features that most total stations possess. The purpose of any electronic theodolite is to get accurate measurements, even at range. Precision components allow the handler to assess both the horizontal distance and the vertical angle with pinpoint accuracy. Additionally, the total stations ensure fast and effective recording of all measurements, increasing productivity and reducing the time spent on location.
There are several instrument manufacturers who are highly-regarded for the quality of their total stations. Among them are Nikon and Trimble. We supply both companies’ equipment through our online store, as we believe our customers deserve the very best in surveying technology. Both Trimble and Nikon total stations are built to last, with a rugged design that suits any job environment. With a wide array of functions built-in and a range of compatible software for further processing, they offer convenience and precision to any customer.
Both mechanical and robotic total stations are much in use across the land surveying and construction industries, both of which benefit from the high accuracy and fast data processing provided by this equipment. Total stations are also used to measure distances in civil engineering projects, processing measurements accurately on site.
Here at SEP Geospatial, we stock quality surveying systems from some of the biggest names in the construction industry. Our experienced team of professionals are on hand to advise you on the best instrument and software to meet your particular needs. All models are available for immediate purchase from our online store. Alternatively, you can speak to us about our total station hire service. Call the team today for any queries or to confirm our latest prices.