New Leica AP20 AutoPole — the world’s first tilt-compensated total station pole solution for construction and surveying professionals

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 15 March 2022) Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced the introduction of the Leica AP20 AutoPole — an innovative solution for automated total stations that boosts productivity to the next level through tilt compensation, automatic pole height readings and unique target identification.

The AP20 AutoPole combines an intelligent sensor module with the new AP Reflector Pole and operates with Leica Geosystems’ existing automated total stations to create a unique solution for autonomous workflows. It opens up new possibilities and is the world’s first device on the market that solves three common workflow challenges: holding the pole vertical and stable, entering the pole height manually into the field software and locking to a foreign target on a site with multiple reflectors.

The tilt compensation of the AP20 AutoPole increases efficiency when working with total stations. There is no longer a need to level the pole for measurements and stakeout. Tilt compensation decreases measurement time and increases flexibility and safety on site by enabling the measuring of points in locations that are inaccessible or put the user at risk. By updating the pole height automatically in the field software, the system ensures that the height on record is always correct, which avoids errors, time-consuming postprocessing and returning to the field to remeasure. Additionally, the AP20 AutoPole’s target identification ensures the user’s instrument will always lock to the correct target. The innovation is another step towards autonomous workflows in line with Hexagon’s mission to develop autonomous solutions that lead to increased productivity, safety and sustainability. 

“At Leica Geosystems, we understand that tight time schedules, growing expectations for accurate on-demand data and budget constraints put a lot of pressure on surveyors and construction professionals,” says Hans-Martin Zogg, the Business Director, Total Stations, at Leica Geosystems. “The AP20 AutoPole is a game changer because it solves several challenges simultaneously. Its tilt compensation and automatic pole height readings are absolutely unique in the industry and will transform how professionals measure with total stations.“

“As a surveying company, the only way we can stay competitive and profitable is to acquire spatial data simply, quickly and efficiently,” says Clifton Webb, Director of Warner Surveys. “The Leica AP20 helps us stay ahead of the curve by increasing our productivity and flexibility. It allows us to measure points that were impractical or unsafe to measure before.”

For further information for AP20 AutoPole visit the product page.

Leica Geosystems: cuando hay que acertar
Con más de 200 años de historia, Leica Geosystems, parte de Hexagon, es el proveedor de confianza de sensores, software y servicios de primera calidad. Leica Geosystems ofrece cada día valor a los profesionales de la topografía, la construcción, las infraestructuras, la minería, la cartografía y otros sectores dependientes del contenido geoespacial, por lo que lidera la industria con soluciones innovadoras para potenciar nuestro futuro autónomo.

Hexagon es un líder mundial en sensores, software y soluciones autónomas. Sacamos el máximo partido de los datos para impulsar la eficiencia, la productividad y la calidad en todas las aplicaciones industriales y de fabricación, infraestructuras, seguridad y movilidad.

Nuestras tecnologías están modelando los ecosistemas urbanos y de producción para que cada vez estén más conectados y sean más autónomos, lo que a su vez tiene por objeto garantizar un futuro escalable y sostenible.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) cuenta con aproximadamente 21.000 empleados en 50 países y su cifra de ventas asciende a 3.800 millones de euros. Descubra más en hexagon.com y síganos en @HexagonAB.


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