The care of a total station

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We are almost ready to start the lifting phase, we have already given the first training to the operators for now we make sure that the equipment has a healthy life. At the end of the process, the equipment will be donated to an entity that we will create, which will provide services to several joint municipalities, so the exercise does not focus on the survey but on the systematization of the process. I take this post to talk about the basic care that a total station occupies.

About Usage

  • Do not use the instrument in areas exposed to large amounts of dust and ash.
  • To prevent the battery from shorting, while it is stored, put duct tape or something similar on the terminals.
  • Before closing the case check that its interior is dry as the same instrument, otherwise it could become moldy.
  • Never set the SET directly on the floor. Sand or dust could damage the screw holes or centering screw on the base.
  • Do not point the telescope towards the sun, it can damage the interior of the instrument.
  • When not using the instrument it should be covered with a vinyl cover.
  • Never carry the SET on the tripod.
  • Turn off the instrument before removing the battery.
  • When you place the SET in your suitcase to store it for more than one day, remove the battery first.

About routine maintenance:

  • Regularly check that there are no particles of moisture or dust coming in contact with the inside of the battery cover, the terminals or the connectors.
  • Always clean the instrument before storing it in the case. First brush the lens with your brush to remove the dust, then cause a slight condensation by fuming the lens, rub it with a soft cloth.
  • Do not use organic solvents to clean the screen, the keyboard or the case.
  • If the instrument spends a lot of idle time, perform maintenance every 3 months at least.
  • The suitcase should always be closed, even if it is empty to avoid moisture.

About security

  • Acquire insurance that protects your investment, this preferably covers theft and accident damages.
  • Do not leave the equipment alone, preferably hire a technician who acts as a watchman and, if possible, purchase security services.
  • Do not move the equipment by public transport.
  • Avoid storing equipment and accessories in hotels or sites that do not guarantee your responsibility.
  • The lids are not a good combination with the prism

I was worried about the insurance, but I have achieved one that for just $ 130 annually covers me theft, vehicular accidents, natural disasters and others.

9 Replies to “Caring for a total station”

  1. You should preferably use a special industrial diluent, which they use to clean electromechanical equipment; that won't erase your numbers or damage your paint.

  2. hello good afternoon, how can I remove the paint from my leica total station, a little spray dropped and I don't know what to use to remove that stain.

    thank you very much

  3. I accidentally pulled the battery out of my total station while it was on ... now it does not turn on..which could have happened ... some short circuit

  4. my total station FX-103 does not turn on..it leaves it several hours without battery now it does not turn on

  5. GOOD AFTERNOON I HAVE A PROBLEM WORKED IN A MINE IN WHICH THERE IS A PRESENCE OF WATER I CANNOT PREVENT THAT THE STATION IS WET A LITTLE WHEN PERFORMING THE SURVEYS AND NOW DOES NOT LEARN

  6. meu equipamento fica dazendo barulho that is always medindo, ai a bateria não dura muito, tenho how to configure pra não acontecer isso ??

  7. how can moisture be prevented from affecting the paint or how to prevent the detachment of the paint from moving on the carcass please can you guide me

  8. I was looking for this particular issue by using ask when I came across your page. You have a great deal of formidable subject here. Definitely one of my favorites.

  9. I would like to know how to remove the fungus that forms on the lens from the inside. In the last months they rent them to a vola of idiots and they gave it to me like this. I wish you could help me..xalapa, veracruz mexico

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