Automated Motorized Total Station

[vc_row row_type="parallax" parallax_content_width="in_grid" text_align="center" background_image="438" full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5030" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_shadow_3d" qode_css_animation="element_from_fade" el_class="banner-padding"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] AMTS Survey Prisms [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" thickness="24" up="0" down="0"][vc_column_text]What are Survey Prisms:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="square-bullets"]Survey Prisms work in conjunction with an Automated Total Station. They are a specially designed retro reflector, specifically a corner reflector, that is used in the surveying and engineering fields to reflect the Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) beam of a total station. The survey prism reflects the EDM beam back to its source with both a wide angle of incidence and with high...

Overview Using an Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS) to track the progress or performance of a project design, or to monitor structures that are already in place, has many advantages… as long as the equipment is set up and positioned correctly. There are a few common issues, however, that tend to arise with the use of this type of automated land surveying equipment. These issues can typically be  minimized  or  prevented  by adhering to a few basic configuration guidelines for both the AMTS and its associated software. To get the best...

Specto Technology Announces Release of the Auto-Meteo Atomospheric Sensor for AMTS Units Specto Technology is pleased to announce the release of the Auto-Meteo which is a simple, effective, atmospheric sensor and datalogger that can be easily integrated with Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS). The Auto-Meteo was designed by Specto to take advantage of the usually empty ethernet port on the same modem used to control an Automated Total Station. The simple design and small size allow the Auto-Meteo to be integrated in to any AMTS installation with little to no modification of the...

Blog Series: Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them (Blog 3 of 3) In our first blog in the “Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them” series, we explored Geometry and the how the proper geometry can ensure accurate monitoring. In the second blog, we looked at Reference Locations and the importance of ensuring the stability of reference prisms. In this blog, we will explore the issues of: Weather and Refraction. Defining Refraction Merriam-Webster defines refraction as the deflection from a straight path undergone by a light ray or...

Blog Series: Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them (Blog 2 of 3) In our first blog in the “Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them” series, we explored Geometry and how the proper geometry can ensure accurate monitoring. We looked at the proper way to set up your Total Station Land Surveying Equipment network in order to get good, reliable measurements and concluded that Software Cannot Fix Bad Geometry.  In other words, if you have laid out your Automated Motorized Total Station...

Automated Motorized Total Station (AMTS): Common Issues and How to Correct Them Specto Technology offers hands-on, in-person training classes on the use of Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS) several times a year in our Linden, New Jersey Training Center. These trainings include a troubleshooting section which outlines the common issues that have been experienced with the Automated Total Station and how to correct them. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of the sessions yet – or if you have attended a training and would like to revisit...