Topcon Introduces Revolutionary GT-1200/600 Series for High-Level Precision Tracking
Topcon Corporation takes pride in being a technology solution partner for leading construction, agricultural and geospatial companies worldwide.
“Every product we create is developed to suit our customer’s specific needs”, says Yoshiaki Kataoka, General Manager, Topcon Positioning Middle East and Africa. He further added that the company has specialized in manufacturing the highest standard products, integrating technologies that define the future.
The Geodetic Total Station GT-1200/600 Series is a class of its own and has successfully raised the industry standards. The embedded smooth drive control and advanced motor control technology enhances prism tracking and drastically improve the overall workflow. The latest motor control technologies also facilitate easy auto-tracking.
The new total stations introduced by Topcon can perform at a stunning 10 Hz positioning update rate. Integrated with the new field computer and updated software, the GT series makes tracking much easier and intuitive.
The flagship series is a part of a full workflow solution, widely known as the Hybrid Positioning Systems. The entire system comprises GNSS positioning and optical robotic measurements on one rover pole. The system has been built to work in sync and ensure improved performance and higher data handling capabilities. All the instruments have proven to perform better in the field when compared to stand-alone robotic systems. It has also proven its versatility over RTK-only solutions.
“Our clients can seamlessly gather more layout and survey more points channelizing lesser resources,” says Yoshiaki Kataoka. Mr. Kataoka also added that surveyors, contractors, heavy machinery automation operators, and construction workers could immensely benefit from the flagship GT-1200/600 Series due to time savings and accuracy it provides. “The speed and tracking prowess of the new GT series is a perfect solution for the surveyors and contractors who need to perform survey, layout, or machine guidance projects,” Mr. Kataoka believes.
The flagship GT series is versatile and delivers the most accurate and productive workflows in the industry for surveys and constructions that require a high level of precision. “The GT-1200/600 Series has etched a mark in the industry as it successfully surveys more points in less time, and with improved precision”, according to the company research and development team.
The Hybrid lock feature that comes as standard ensures fast prism acquisition in dense areas, while the hybrid switch alternates between optical and GNSS measurements with a single screen tap. The Hybrid positioning technology helps the operators obtain the updates of the location via GNSS receivers, allowing the positioning data points to be captured even when there is a loss of line of sight due to obstructions.
The precise positioning capabilities, ability to perform with a single-person operation, high-speed ultrasonic motors ensuring intelligent control of the robotic total station, and ultra-fast prism tracking make GT-1200/600 Series the best in the segment. The advanced UltraTrac prism tracking allows working with the total station locked onto the environment even in the most challenging environments.
The speed of the motor can be swiftly increased or decreased through the control pads. High-speed rotation is a feature that, according to Topcon, drastically reduces the rotation time to turn the units to specific angles. The built-in smooth drive control technology smooths the motion rotation and enhances the durability of the ultrasonic motor. The engineers have performed stringent quality checks to ensure that the product lasts longer and serves better.
In terms of the software upgrade, MAGNET improves field-based quality reporting, handling of large data sets, graphical processing, and 3D models. The new software comes loaded with exhaustive visual and map-based workflows along with menu-driven functionality. The new software does an exceptional job in improving usability and tracking, even in demanding geographies.
The entire GT Series workflow solution package comprising MAGNET software, FC-6000 field computer, and HiPer Series GNSS receivers form digital processes aimed at helping surveyors and contractors improve their precision, reduce effort, and double-down on quality control. The easy-to-use digital processes offer accurate results, which translates to significantly less work and a higher degree of quality control. Being built keeping in mind the mobility essential at a job site, the GT series serves all the purposes for layout, survey, and machine guidance.
The GT-1200/600 Series also comes equipped with the auto-aiming future, implying that highly accurate measurements can be obtained even with a rough aim. The equipment can provide constant accuracy and speed even if the operator isn’t highly trained.
The next-gen prism tracking allows easy operability in all conditions, even in extremely low light conditions or when there is no line of sight due to obstructions or strong sunlight. The reflectorless measurement allows easy measuring or laying out of any point or feature, including laser pointer guidance. The GNSS technology precisely measures points, even in low visibility conditions.
GT-1200/600 series has been developed considering the present-day needs of the surveyors and construction workers. The multi-level accuracy modes, flexibility to integrate with BIM workflows, and IP65 dust and water-resistant certification make it one of the best choices in its category.
- Precise positioning with only single-person operation
- Advanced ultrasonic motors with high rotation speeds
- Fully compatible with MAGNET or Pocket3D software
- Easy to integrate into BIM workflows
- Multiple accuracy levels
- Ultra-rugged IP65 dust and water resistance
- 10 Hz update rates for faster and efficient staking
- 180⁰/sec turning speed ensures exceptional productivity
- UltraTrac prism lock technology for higher productivity
- GNSS hybrid technology for ease of use at any job site
- New Ultrasonic motor direct drive
- Compact body for improved strength
- Compatible with ICT construction solutions
- Land/Field Surveying
- Civil Engineering and Design
- Construction Survey/Layout
Topcon Positioning Middle East and Africa FZE (TPMA) is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. TPMA is a subsidiary of Topcon Corporation, a Japanese multinational company (est. 1932), which is a world leader in the manufacturing of optical and electronic instruments for Positioning, Smart Infrastructure & Eye Care.
TPMA was established in November 2010. Business activities started in January 2011 to develop/support the sales network and coordinate the sales, marketing, technical & service activities of TOPCON and SOKKIA brands in the Middle East and Africa. TPMA distribute positioning products for surveying, construction, civil engineering, BIM, Agriculture, Aerial/Mobile Mapping solutions.
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