Sokkia’s sophisticated robot total stations
First publishedin World Highways
Sokkia is introducing a lighter and faster line of robotic total stations. The new iX series features ultrasonic technology and is designed to provide smooth and accurate prism-tracking. According to the firm, the UltraSonic motors are the thinnest, lightest, and most reliable on the market. These have a rotation speed of 150°/second and are said to offer the efficiency of a single-operator robotic system and the power of long-range reflectorless measurements of up to 800m and 6,000m with a reflector.
The system is designed to be compact and is a third smaller and lighter than previous units. Along with complementing Sokkia products, the instrument is designed with an open platform for additional compatibility with non-proprietary software and controllers.