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.
- 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.
- 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.