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Topcon MS Robotic Series Opens New Era in Precision Measurements

Published: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 18:17

(TPS: Livermore, CA) -- Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS), developer and manufacturer of precision positioning equipment, announces the release of the Measuring Station (MS) series of high-precision robotic total stations in North and South America.

“The MS ‘measuring station’ opens a new era in ultra-precision measurements,” says Denny Welch, senior vice president of the TPS Survey Business Unit.

The series includes the MS05AX with the industry’s highest 0.5-inch angle accuracy and the MS1AX for 1-inch angle accuracy.

“The MS05AX provides ultra-precision, while the MS1AX provides long range and versatility,” Welch says.

The series can be used for large-scale 3-D measurement applications and also has a 2-D monitoring function for real-time, 2-D projects.

“The MS series ensures enhanced precision and productivity in a wide range of applications,” says Welch. “Department of Transportation, high-end civil engineering firms, high-accuracy land surveying firms, universities, or anyone with monitoring, tunneling, and 3-D industrial measurement needs will realize benefits from the MS Series.”

The series can be used with a prism, reflective sheets, or reflectorless, creating options and efficiencies for even the largest monitoring fields. With a prescan search function used to ‘teach’ the instrument where the targets are in the monitoring field, the accuracies and range of the series is “impressive by any standards,” says Welch.

“High speed is one of the key advantages for long-distance measurement and tracking,” says Welch.  With the MS series robotics, an operator has up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) auto-pointing range and up to a 400 meters (1,312 feet) nonprism range.

“This tracking can be achieved with fast turning speed and the incredible accuracy of the series, which makes the system ideal for precise topographic survey work such as high-precision control establishment, super-accurate stakeout, or as-built construction tasks,” says Welch.


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Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management, and mobile control markets. TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corp., founded in 1932, is the sole proprietor of optomechatronics—a unique, synergistic blend of optics, mechanics, and electronics technologies—and introduced a series of high-precision ophthalmic, medical, surveying, and industrial instruments for a wide range of applications.