Topcon’s new GT-1200 and GT-600 robotic total stations complete hybrid positioning workflow
Information from Topcon Positioning
Topcon Positioning Group’s new GT Series robotic total stations, the GT-1200 and GT-600, are now available in multiple accuracy levels. The total stations form part of a full workflow solution, known as Hybrid Positioning systems, which combines GNSS positioning and optical robotic measurements on one rover pole. These systems include the new FC-6000 field computer, a full-version update to Topcon field and office software, as well as HiPer Series GNSS receivers.
The systems are designed to work in sync for improved performance and better data handling with built-in, field-to-office connectivity. These instruments perform better in the field than stand-alone robotic systems, with more versatility than RTK-only solutions.
The new total stations have a 10 Hz positioning update rate, while the UltraTrac prism tracking combines optical sensing with a new ultrasonic motor control algorithm to maintain prism-lock. The speed, tracking and accuracy of the GT Series, combined with the software system, creates a solution for surveyors and contractors performing survey, layout or machine guidance projects.
The Hybrid Lock feature ensures fast prism acquisition in dense areas, while the Hybrid Switch alternates between optical and GNSS measurements with single screen tap. An optional upgrade incorporating Hybrid Positioning technology helps advanced users get location updates via GNSS receivers, allowing positioning data points to be captured even with the loss of line of sight from job site obstructions.
The Magnet software improves field-based quality reporting and data handling for larger files, graphical processing, and 3D models. Magnet Field now features more visual and map-based workflows in addition to menu-driven functionality popular with power users.