Overview for the Leica Builder 209 9 Second Reflectorless Total Station
The Leica Builder 209 (9-Second) Reflectorless Total Station combines superior technology with an intuitive interface to give you an innovative yet powerful optical surveying measuring tool. The Leica Builder Total Station is simple to operate due to its intuitive interface and PowerSite software.
The Leica Builder 209 Reflectorless Total Station allows you to take measurements without placing a prism a the target point. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will also improve safety by helping you gain access to dangerous or inaccessible locations such as bridges, cluttered construction sites or through natural obstacles like bodies of water or dense undergrowth.
Setup Wizard for Easy Setups
The Leica Geosystems 209 Total Station puts an end to the tedious task of measuring, allowing you to finish your task quickly and easily. Setup with the Leica 209 is simple and trouble free, thanks to the setup wizard. Beginner's will find the graphical interface intuitive to use right from the start:level the builder, define your control line, enter desired offset values from a plan; just follow the display to set out or record the points you need in only a few minutes, all with the help of an easy-to-follow wizard.
Pinpoint Laser Technology for Precise Measurements
The Leica Builder Series boasts pinpoint laser technology, which enables the operator to aim the laser with precision. Unlike a wide beam, which can give you inaccurate measurements by measuring the area surrounding your target, a narrow beam ensures you measure exactly what you want since it is able to measure around obstacles like power lines, tree branches or telephone poles.
Another benefit of narrow laser beams is their ability to measure to walls and corners. If you've ever needed to pinpoint the cornice of a roof, then you know that broad laser beams target not only the cornice, but the wall of the building underneath as well. The Leica Total Station's beam, however, targets only the part you want - the cornice. And an added bonus: the Leica Builder also allows you to use the laser as a pointer with just one button.
Versatile and Easy to Learn Software
Leica's trademark software, PowerSite, is easy to learn, and can be used to calculate a number of commonly used measurements. Designed for the specific needs of construction sites, the software comes pre-loaded, and features five different applications: Setup with control lines or coordinates, for example, follows the same procedure used when in the field when setting up manually with tape. PowerSite software also allows you to choose your setup positions, as well as use the preset axis as the reference line.
The Leica Builder Electronic Total Station also includes the Construction Data Manager, a Windows-based application that supports the exchange of data between the Leica total station and your PC or laptop. Use the Construction Data Manager for data handling, upload of firmware and additional languages, as well as data import and export. You can also use the Construction Data Manager to seamlessly integrate the Leica Builder with a PC or handheld interface for data collection.
The pre-loaded measurement functions on the Leica 209 Builder Total Station also work with the Construction Data Manager in order to allow you to complete numerous measurement tasks encountered daily in the field. Layout, as-built, angle and distance, tie-distance, area and volume are calculated quickly and accurately by the onboard microprocessor. The area function, for example, can let you know if those windows will fit in that newly-built office building, calculate how much asphalt to order for a parking lot or determine how many roof tiles you'll need for that roof.
The as-built function records as-builts on the spot, allowing you to quickly and accurately edit blueprints, while the Line Layout function easily checks racking, formwork, columns, greenhouses, fencing lines or terraces for structural alignment. The volume function makes sure you'll never be stuck second-guessing truckloads: the fast and accurate volume determination of your Leica Builder will keep you on top of your earthwork's progress.
The Leica 209 Builder also includes several features that make using your total station even easier. The Builder gives you multilingual support by allowing you to view up to 3 languages on the total station's control panel. You can choose from a total of 24 languages that are available in the Construction Data Manager.
And there's no need to worry about unauthorized use of your Leica Builder Total Station: the Leica Builder possesses a Theft Protection Feature, which prompts the user for a Personal Identification Number after start-up. If the wrong PIN is typed in five times, the system locks down, but can be opened up with the Personal Unblocking Code found on the total station's delivery papers.
You'll also enjoy the Leica Builder's endless drives, which hold the total station securely while giving full 360 degree rotation. You not only save time, but the Builder remains steady at all times, without the bulky locking knobs that can cause errors if not locked.
Leica Builder Helps You Be a Leader In Your Field
Whatever you choose to measure, the Leica Builder enables you to save time, money, and fulfill all of the measuring tasks you need quickly and accurately. Gardeners, landscapers,and archaeologists, are finding the Leica Builder 209 (9-Second) Total Station a valuable tool for helping them be leaders in their field.
Features for the Leica Builder 209 9 Second Reflectorless Total Station
- 9-second accuracy
- 260 foot range
- Laser plummet
- Pinpoint laser accuracy
- Dual axis compensator for tilt correction
- On-board field software with five different predefined measurement functions
- Five pre-loaded software applications: layout, as-built, angle and distance, tie-distance, and area and volume
- Simple, clear & intuitive graphical interface
- Set-up wizard for quick and easy set-up
- Construction Data Manager software for PC or laptop interface
- Seamlessly integrates with handheld interface for data collection
- RS232 serial port
- 10-hour battery life
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-55
- Single graphic LCD display
- PIN code protects against theft
- 24 languages to choose from
Specifications for the Leica Builder 209 9 Second Reflectorless Total Station
|Weight||11.2 lbs. (5.1 kg)|
|Dimensions||23 in. x 18 in. x 15 in. (58.42 cm x 45.72 cm x 38.1 cm)|
|Warranty||1-year manufacturer's warranty|
|Protection Class||IP55 (protected against hazardous parts, dust protected, protected against water jets from any angle.)|
|Tripod Thread||5/8 x 11 in.|
|Software||PowerSite, Construction Data Manager|
|Measuring Method/Reading System||absolute, continuous|
|Unit of Measure (distance display)||in,ft,mm,m|
|Setting Accuracy||2 arcsec|
|Power Source||Li-Ion batteries|
|Battery Life||about 20 hours|
|Battery Life Alert||yes|
|Circular Bubble Vial||6 minutes/2 mm|
|Electronic Level||6 arcseconds|
|Diameter of Objective Lens (Aperture)||1.57 in.(40mm)|
|Field of View||2.6 m at 100 m|
|Sight Distance Precision/Focus Range||5.6 ft/1.7 m to infinity|
Display and Keypad
|Type||6-line graphic LCD|
|Pixels||280 x 160 pixels|
|Operating||-4ºF to 122ºF (-20C to +50)|
|Storage||-40ºF to 158ºF (-40ºC to +70ºC)|
|Surveying and Construction||yes|
|Mapping and GIS (geographic information systems)||yes|
Measurement Range (under fair weather conditions)
|Single Prism||2600 ft. (800 m)|
|Reflective Tape||560 ft. (170 m)|
|Cat Eye/Flat Prism||820 ft. (250 m)|
|Coordinate Measurement Point||yes|
|Angle and Distance Stake Out||yes|
|Stake Out Line||yes|
|Fine||< 1 s|
|Rapid||< 0.3 s|
|Accuracy||0.0590 in. (1.5 mm) at 4.92 ft. (1.5 m) instrument height|
|Class||Visible red laser class 2|
|Reflectorless range||260 ft (80 m)|
|Wavelength||650 nm - 690 nm|
|Range to reflective tape||820 ft (250 m)|