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Leica Nova TS60

World’s most accurate total station

Leica TS13 Mid

Range Robotic Total Station

Leica Lino L6G

Green 3x360° multi-line

Leica iCON gps

70 Series

Leica Rugby

680 Rotating Laser

Leica Nova TS60 – World’s most accurate total station

The new Leica Nova TS60 total station is the world’s most accurate total station, designed to tackle your most demanding projects. The ground-breaking angular accuracy of 0.5” (sub-second) and distance accuracy of 0.6mm + 1ppm (sub-millimetre) enables you to work at the same high performance levels, even in the harshest of conditions. Be it in rain, fog, dust, sun, heat shimmer or reflections, the TS60 offers the fastest re-lock in case of an interrupted line of sight.

The new TS60 comes with Leica Captivate, an onboard software with easy-to-use apps that covers all your measurement tasks. It helps turn complex data intuitively into the most realistic and workable 3D models. To make your workflow even more productive, the Dynamic Lock functionality is now integrated into the TS60 – it automatically locks onto moving prisms, eliminating the need for standing around and waiting. Setup your instrument faster with the revolutionary AutoHeight feature; simply press a button and start working on your next project.

When to use the Leica Nova TS60:

  • Highest accuracy for stakeout tasks in construction projects: stakeout design data, guiding pre-fabricated elements to the right position
  • Reference network measurements for construction and infrastructure projects: define the reference network frame with precise angle and distance measurements
  • Measuring buildings and structures: bridge condition/clearance analysis, BIM and as-built
  • Checking pre-fabricated elements in shipbuilding and for wind turbines: as-built checks and dimension control
  • Monitoring measurements: permanent or campaign monitoring of bridges, buildings and steel structures
  • Control of slab track installation and clearance surveys of railways

Self-learning total station


The TS60 delivers the best measurement performance by automatically and continuously adapting to site conditions, be it rain, fog, dust, sun, heat shimmer or reflections.

Never lose lock


Forget about losing target lock. ATRplus will keep your TS60 locked on your target and ignore all other distractions you might encounter in the field.

Leica TS13 Mid-Range Robotic Total Station

The Leica TS13 is a mid-range robotic total station. It is a scalable robotic total station, powered by Leica Captivate field software and can be connected to a Leica CS20 field controller. It can be upgraded at any time to benefit from additional functionalities.

The TS13 comes with the innovative AutoHeight, a feature that helps you get your instrument height with a simple button press. It reduces human error, you can forget about using a tape and always trust the instrument height you measured. Focus on your work and be done with the setup of your total station in the blink of an eye.

Engaging software


The Leica TS13 robotic total station solution works with the revolutionary Leica Captivate software, turning complex data into the most realistic and workable 3D models. With easy-to-use apps and familiar touch technology, all forms of measured and design data can be viewed in all dimensions. Captivate spans industries and applications with little more than a simple swipe.

Customer care at a click


Through Active Customer Care, a global network of experienced professionals is only a click away to expertly guide you through any problem:

  • Eliminate delays with superior technical service
  • Finish jobs faster with excellent consultancy support
  • Avoid costly site revisits with online service to send and receive data directly from the field

Control your costs with a tailored Customer Care Package, giving you peace of mind, you’re covered anywhere, anytime

Infinite possibilities


While Leica Captivate captures and models data in the field, Leica Infinity processes the information back in the office. A smooth data transfer ensures the project stays on track. Captivate and Infinity work in conjunction to join previous survey data and edit projects faster and more efficiently.

Upgradable


The Leica TS13 total station provides a fast, reliable and efficient solution tailored to the users needs to measure and layout more points. Equipped with Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) technology and optionally with target lock and SpeedSearch to find and lock on to prisms quickly, it provides accurate measuring to targets. Combined with Leica Captivate field software, the TS13 offers a simple and productive way of coding and line work.

Leica iCON gps 70 Series

Active Customer Care.As a reliable partner, we offer an extensive range of customer services designed specifically for machine control and construction professionals. The wide range of technical services including on-site support, technical support, repairs and preventative maintenance are carried out by experts. Our global team of highly-skilled and experienced support engineers and service technicians are committed to help you meet your deadlines and reduce your downtime.

Ultimate GNSS Rover and field solution for maximum efficiency. Speed up – anytime, anywhere. Leica Geosystems introduces the most efficient construction GNSS rovers, the Leica iCON gps 70 Series. Combining the latest GNSS technology and inertial measurement unit (IMU), the Leica iCON gps 70 T is equipped with permanent tilt compensation and as well resistant to any magnetic interferences. Being calibration-free, the iCON gps 70 T is ready when you are – anytime, anywhere. The iCON gps 70 T releases the limitations of working with the pole in vertical positions and increases the productivity compared to conventional methods. Furthermore, the efficiency on a construction site is enhanced by collecting as-built field data and staking out designs faster, while increasing accuracy and reducing errors. Without time-consuming procedures, users measure where it was not possible before with improved quality control. The seamless integration of the Leica iCON gps 70 Series into the Leica iCON field software leads to simple workflows which require less training and avoid costly downtime.

iCON field solution – unmatched simplicity


Leica iCON field offers a smart and customised positioning solution for all construction sites. Construction-tailored, intelligent software applications, workflows and an innovative software design result in improved performance. Seamlessly integrating into all iCON sensors and Leica ConX, Leica Geosystems provides all the tools to increase the efficiency of your field operations. The iCON gps 70 Series follows this concept and perfectly complements the existing iCON field solution.

Easy-to-use handheld device


Combined with the Leica iCON gps 70 GNSS rover, you will benefit from the rugged and lightweight Leica iCON CC80tablet computer. The iCON CC80 has a modern user interface with 7” sunlight readable multi-touchscreen – built to enable easy, mobile work on-site and increase productivity.

Tilt – Traceability – Trust


With the Leica iCON gps 70 T there is no need to hold the pole vertical and level the bubble when measuring. Reliable traceability by storing tilt values with each measurement improves the quality control of any measured point. The permanent tilt compensation extends the measurement possibilities on any construction site and improves quality and accuracy of the collected data.

Leica Rugby 680 Rotating Laser

Bring simplicity to construction applications with the Leica Rugby 680 and 670 semi-automatic grade lasers. Designed for contractors who do mostly flat work but occasionally need to create single or dual slopes, Rugby 680 and 670 construction lasers are easy to use and effective in all levelling and grading tasks.

Best value for money

  • Great value for money with PROTECT by Leica Geosystems service offering. It includes Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty and the three year No Cost* period.
  • Packages with the long-lasting Li-Ion rechargeable battery allowing up to 40 hours of operation per charge.
  • IP 67 protection standard assuring reliable performance even under harsh jobsite environment.


Available for free through online registration within eight weeks from the purchase date

Slopes done easily
Easily perform levelling and slope applications with the semi-automatic Leica Rugby 680 and 670 dual and single grade lasers. Their simple user interface, four-button menu and digital display allow quick and convenient dial-in grade for increased productivity and efficiency on site.

Accurate performance throughout the day
Eliminate costly errors and downtime coming from temperature changes on the jobsite. The Smart Slope function of the Rugby 680 and 670 continuously monitors temperature changes over time. This unique functionality assures accuracy and solid laser performance over the course of the day.

Leica Lino L6G

360° green laser line projection for multi-directional alignment – perfect for large and bright environments. The laser’s vertical lines are easily adjusted once the plumb point (cross-section of two vertical lines), which is located outside the device, is set.

PRECISION ALIGNMENT GREEN MULTI LINE LASER

3×360° HIGHLY VISIBLE, GREEN LASER LINES

Three, ultra-strong 360° thin, crisp and clearly visible green laser lines are ideal for bright environments and large work environments as green laser lines are up to four times more visible to the human eye if compared to red lasers.

EASY SET-UP AND POSITIONING

The vertical laser lines projected to walls and ceilings are easily adjusted once the plumb point is set. The integrated base of this line laser allows you to position the cross section (plumb point) of the two vertical laser lines where it is required and you then can adjust the position of these lines by ± 10° while keeping the position of the plumb point.

CONTINUOUS WORKING

The triple power concept assures an uninterrupted workflow of any layout tasks. Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries last for up to 11 hours of continuous operation. To further increase the operating time, the laser line strength is adjustable (100/75/50 percent) which has the added benefit of thinner laser lines. Alternatively, Alkaline batteries or a charger can be used.

WORKING RANGE

Green laser lines achieve a working range of up to 70 meters / 230 feet in diameter, making it perfect for larger rooms and bright environments. The maximum operating distance can be extended up to 140 meters / 460 feet by using the RGR200 laser receiver.

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ALIGNMENT

Precision adjustment handles, and the laser’s eccentric base allow the laser lines to rotate by ± 10° around the plumb point while the line-laser keeps its position; allowing for quick and precise setup for any alignment, plumbing, levelling or squaring tasks.

How to Use Total Stations Effectively in Deformation Monitoring

The reason why surveying professionals are predestined to lead the way in deformation monitoring is that the primary field tool of land surveying, the total station, is also one of the best and most flexible monitoring sensors. Every surveying service provider company owns a total station –  and this is all that is needed to start growing your business with monitoring.

In simple words, monitoring is nothing more than repeatedly surveying the same object and comparing the results – it is something every surveyor has already done before, at least to a certain degree.

This blog will explain which total stations can be used for monitoring and how.

Surveying total stations (TS)

The Leica TS16 total station is a golden standard among surveying professionals and a great example of a total station that can effortlessly be utilised for monitoring purposes. Repeated measurements of the same target are easily completed manually, and displacements (changes in position between the measurements) can be calculated using simple tools like Microsoft Excel.

However, the advantage of owning an automated total station also includes the possibility to automate measurements using Leica Captivate apps. The TPS Monitoring Application in Captivate is designed to aid the surveyors by automatically executing their predefined measurement plan. The app also tremendously increases productivity and quality assurance due to a very systematic and repeatable workflow with included data quality checks. When combined with a cloud visualisation platform, the measured data is presented professionally and can be reached from any mobile device while still standing next to the instrument.

The Leica TS16 total station utilised for surveying works in Istria, Croatia

Which other Leica Geosystems surveying total station (TS) can be used for monitoring? Basically, any that fulfils the project accuracy requirements. The Comparison Chart of the Leica Geosystems total station portfolio gives a clear overview of the most important specifications. Manual total stations mean working within manual workflows, whereas the automation capability of a total station offer more scalability and an easier transition to automated monitoring. Another example of a surveying total station often being used in monitoring is the Leica Nova TS60, the paragon among surveying total stations.

Click here to find out more about how to get started with monitoring.

Monitoring total stations (TM)

What distinguishes monitoring total stations (TM) from surveying instruments (TS) is that they are specifically built for the 24/7 automatic monitoring purpose. Since 2009 Leica Geosystems has a dedicated monitoring total station portfolio, starting with Leica TM30, its very popular successor Leica Nova TM50 and the recently released monitoring crown jewel, Leica Nova TM60.

Once configured and combined with monitoring software, monitoring total stations can perform measurements continuously and without any human involvement. The most important prerequisites are:

  • their mechanical design must allow them to withstand operation in harsh conditions with guaranteed stability during the longest maintenance intervals.
  • they need to possess the intelligence to automatically adapt to a constantly changing environment to achieve the maximum number of successful measurements.

The Leica Nova TM60 monitoring a slopes in the aftermath of landslides in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

The TM60 is the world’s first self-learning monitoring total station using the ATRplus (automatic target recognition) technology. It enables advanced automation of long-range prism measurements up to 3,000 m with an angular accuracy of 0.5″. Additionally, it is equipped with monitoring-specific features like AutoLearn, which allows the instrument to automatically search, aim and measure prisms remotely, hence significantly simplifying and accelerating the monitoring project configuration.

Click here to find out more about TM60 and why it is the best monitoring total station in the market.

MultiStations (MS)

Due to different reasons, it’s often impossible to mount the prisms in an area to be monitored, e.g. historic buildings, roads, or protected areas. In the past, these areas were reachable only with reflectorless measurements. Since the release of the world’s first MultiStation in 2013, scanning has been a part of the Leica Geosystems monitoring solution. The Leica Nova MS60 is doubtlessly a flagship and an absolute allrounder for surveying professionals.

Thanks to its scanning capabilities, a single reflectorless measurement is replaced by hundreds or thousands of them in the scanned area. The same area gets scanned repeatedly following the defined measurement schedule. Each scan is compared to the reference scan, and the deformation is calculated. Leica GeoMoS software automatically performs this procedure. The results are visualised as a heat map, graph or table, displaying point cloud statistical values of median deformation, maximum deformation and deformation volume.

Leica Nova MS60 monitoring wall failure in Maryland, USA

The MS60 brings the flexibility of using the instrument both for prism measurements and scanning. A high-resolution dual-camera imaging system automatically captures images with each scan, allowing users to have complete information for every epoch.

Result analysis from dozens of installations worldwide shows that the MS60, when combined with our GeoMoS solution, delivers 1 to 2 mm level accuracy within 100 to 150 m distances, while also ensuring extreme reliability and repeatability of the data. This is essentially the same level of accuracy expected with prism monitoring under the same conditions.

To find out more about the utilisation of scanning in monitoring, check out this blog or case studies from Singapore, Dublin and London.

Why Monitoring?

Cities are growing, construction has never been faster, and people and equipment’s safety has never been more critical. The demand for deformation monitoring is continuously growing – adding it to your company’s service offering has a huge potential for growing your surveying business.