Leica Announces TM30 High Precision Sensor With SmartEye Vision

Fri May 22, 2009 - National Edition

The Leica TM30 succeeds the Leica TCA2003 and TCA1800 total stations and is designed specifically for monitoring applications. Equipped with direct drives based on Piezo technology, the Leica TM30 accelerates quickly, allowing shorter measurements cycles when working with multiple prisms. The silent drives enable the TM30 to be installed in urban areas for monitoring applications with zero noise pollution.

“The TM30 total station incorporates the highest angular accuracy on the market and the most precise EDM with SmartEye Vision. Also standard is the latest in Piezo technology to ensure fast and silent operation, the TM30 coupled with the GeoMos software is a unique and complete monitoring solution. We are very excited to offer this next generation in total station monitoring technology from Leica Geosystems to the marketplace,” said Wendy Watson product marketing manager of Leica Geosystems Inc.

The Leica TM30 offers accurate angle measurements of 0.5 or 1 in. (1.3 or 2.5 cm) to meet standards in all monitoring applications. Distances can now be measured with Leica Geosystems’ PinPoint EDM Technology with a precision of 0.6 mm plus 1 ppm on prisms. On natural surfaces a high accuracy of 2 mm plus 2 ppm is achieved.

Automatic Prism Detection

Leica SmartEye Vision technology integrates three new functionalities. First, prisms are automatically detected within a range of up to 3,281 yds. (3,000 m) with precise accuracy allowing high flexibility of instrument placement. Second, the TargetView functionality narrows the field-of-view when using multiple prisms close together. The correct prisms are detected without interference from surrounding prisms. Finally, TargetCapture technology stores the telescope camera image as documentation of any measured point.

For more information, visit www.leica-geosystems.com.