I have just begun to see this model, at the end of the month I hope to do a formal training so that the technicians are Evangelize in its news. Until now we had been using the Set520K, Of which I had spoken before.
We will give the workshop at the end of May of 2010, either in Honduras or El Salvador. If someone is in the environment and wants to sign up, they will be welcome.
If you can not for that date, it is not too much to leave the message, because we plan to do another one later.
What does r mean
I came from reflectorless, which implies that it can take readings as a distance meter and not with obligation using a prism. This is very practical, because in a well planned job it is possible to save one of the cadeneros, I do not say that both because someone has to help us load the tripod. In a Cadastral survey Urban or engineering project, being able to bounce on existing objects is a great advantage.
What does K mean?
Is keyboard, or what is called an expanded keyboard. That letter is carried by all those computers that the keyboard apart from the basic function keys already include the additional panel of numbers and also serve to enter letters. Sure, this Set 630RK brings only keyboard on one side, unlike the 520K, although the technicians tell me that they do not see a major advantage to the double keyboard unless they are training.
The variants of this model are:
The difference between the first group and the second (among others), is the 3, which means an 3R laser with which you can get up to 350 meters without prism and up to 800 with miniprisma. While the other is a class 2 laser, reflectance of up to 200 meters nothing more. This is significant to improve the accuracy, capture time in fast mode, although for that I recommend you take a look at the comparative table Of total stations I showed them the other time.
This equipment (3 Series) is said to be more robust at the hardware level, although software improvements are more noticeable, especially in the distance meter. The laser has a finer pointer, to the degree of being able to take points with precision like the edge of a beam, the corner of a wall, still having obstacles in front like a wire mesh or a bush. The following iconography shows functionalities that this team brings, of which I will explain at least two:
Offset with two points, see that in the case of taking a point in a corner of a house (C), the staff can be placed inclined, indicate that we will take offset with two points (A and B) and enter the distance these two points that we know from the walking stick. Thus, the team detects where point C remains.
Area calculation, this equipment can with 50 coordinates 3D, calculate the area. This is interesting, in case of radial measurements or when we want to have an idea of the area taken before coming to the cabinet to Download And draw the polygon.
That will depend on the local distributor, as a reference I have consulted Froogle, and the value that appears to me is close to US $ 7,000. But clicking on the link gives me a higher value, without including accessories.
Sokkia has its distributors in each country, but with the boom of online sales, the exclusivity is diluted. In my opinion, with two sticks, two prisms and a tripod, debería To walk there, put at the airport. To this must be added the costs of customs clearance (maybe about $ 150) and sales tax, depending on the country.
Buying it online with an unauthorized distributor, paying shipping costs, and etceteras is not so practical. It ends up coming out more expensive and the warranty is complicated. Used equipment is a lottery that usually ends badly.
It is assumed that a local distributor should be in that price range, perhaps up to US $ 8,000. In case of being exclusive their prices will be higher because they have no competition. For that there is (Well, there are not many but there are) Distributors that sell at regional level, outside their countries where they have representation, with all the guarantees of law and much more competitive prices.
A manual of Use of this total station Was worked by Leopoldo Hernández and his team.