Overview for the Leica Builder 500 9 Second Reflectorless Total Station
Carry out even the most difficult of measuring tasks quickly and accurately with the Leica Builder (9-Second) Reflectorless Total Station. Easy to use yet equipped with powerful software, the Leica Builder 500 will cut as much as 40% off of the time you spend on difficult and tedious measurements, allowing you to save time and money.
Superior Data Storage
Stop worrying about how or where to store your data: the Leica Geosystem Total Station offers you numerous ways for you to transfer your data. Store up to 50,000 points in internal memory; all of your points will be there even if your machine is accidentally shut off in the middle of measuring. Bluetooth wireless capabilities enable you to seamlessly integrate your Leica Total Station with a PDA or handheld data collector. Or, use the mini-USB port, the included industrial Leica USB stick, or a simple RS232 serial cable to save measurements.
Variety of Distance Measuring Options
The Leica Reflectorless Total Station gives you the flexibility of choosing the distance measuring method that best suits the job at hand. Enjoy the ability to measure dangerous or inaccessible locations with reflectorless measurement, or choose the included flat prism for everyday measurement. You can even extend your total station's measuring range up to 10,000 feet by adding a round prism.
Extreme Range and Accuracy
You can count on Leica's patented PinPoint technology for precise measurement. The narrow laser allows you to easily measure facades, wall corners, walls inside buildings, roofs, and roof faces with bulls-eye accuracy. Standard wide lasers can give you inaccurate measurements, since they measure not only the point you'd like to target, but the surrounding area as well. The Leica Optical Laser measures only the spot you want measured, allowing you to take perfect measurements even in hard to reach spots. And of course, you'll get those results at just the touch of a button.
The Leica Builder Total Station features a setup wizard, making it easy to setup your total station, even if you're a first-timer. Follow the intuitive interface on the LCD graphics display to level the builder, define your control line, enter offset values from your plan, and set out or record points. Work with line and offset values straight from the blueprint, by choosing coordinates or control lines as a setup position. Whichever you choose, you'll find that setup times are halved, allowing you to get started more quickly.
The Leica Builder control panel takes the trouble out of measurement by providing you with a clear, intuitive interface. Easy to read even in the dark, the 6-line illuminated display features status icons that allow you to check the compensator and battery level at a glance. Use the QWERTY keyboard to enter your data with the large ergonomic buttons, and then browse the program menu for the measurement function you need. Make things even easier with the programmable softkeys, which enable you to input the functions you frequently use.
Leica PowerSite Software
Leica's exclusive PowerSite software application works together with the Windows-based Construction Data Manager to give you a seamless experience while uploading or transferring data. Nine pre-loaded software functions make calculating even the most difficult of measurements quick and error-free, significantly improving productivity:
Layout Function: Check the alignment of columns, formworks, and fencing lines, and ensure against racking in greenhouses or other structures.
Area and Volume: Ideal for tender preparations of all kind. Check the fit for windows, the volume of asphalt needed for a parking lot, or simply capture aligned surfaces on the spot. Get fast volume determination of stockpile monitoring, cutting to formation, and mass haul cuts and fills, allowing you to keep tabs on your earthworks progress as the day progresses.
As-Built: Use the as-built function to ensure your blueprints are up to date and reflect the latest changes. With PowerSite, you can instantly transfer and update new data, or record measurements for drafting a completely new blueprint.
Hidden Point:Obtain measurements for points not directly visible with the hidden point function; PowerSite software reveals the position of the hidden point, total station, and reflector in just a few steps.
Angle and Distance: Check the height clearance under a bridge, mark ground floor elevations, and transfer reference heights in one work step.
Tie distance: Used to compute horizontal distance, height difference, and grade between two target points, tie distance is the perfect solution for figuring out whether or not there is a clearance under a roof for that crane, or checking the drainage of a grade.
Coordinate Geometry Calculations: A graphical display on the control panel shows the position of the station, used new points, directions, distances, and the new calculated point, allowing you to easily figure out this normally complicated measurement.
Layout Line/Arc/Spiral: Easily plot the lines for a road or spiral staircase; the PowerSite software allows you to stake out and check points relative to a road alignment.
Your Leica Builder Electronic Total Station comes complete with a true-zero offset Builder prism and mini prism pole with replaceable tip. Also included is a Leica industrial grade USB memory stick, and data cable USB to mini USB for secure data transfer. Two Li-Ion batteries with charger give you nearly 20 hours of use, ensuring you don't have to stop in the middle of a job to change batteries. You also get several adjustment tools to keep your Leica Total Station measuring accurately, a protective cover and lens hood to keep out dust or other destructive elements while taking a break on-site, and a hard carrying case to carry the Leica Builder and accessories.
Choose the ultimate in measurement performance when you choose the Leica Builder (9-Second) Reflectorless Total Station. Not only will you save time, money, and improve performance, but you'll soon wonder how you ever managed without it.
Features for the Leica Builder 500 9 Second Reflectorless Total Station
- 9-Second accuracy
- 50,000-point internal memory
- 820 foot range
- Built-in Bluetooth
- Laser plummet and pointer
- On-board full field software
- USB stick and RS232 serial port
- 20-hour battery life
- Water resistant and dustproof to IP-55
- Single graphic LCD display
- Alphanumeric keyboard
- Protection against theft with PIN code
- PC, laptop, or handheld data collector interface
Specifications for the Leica Builder 500 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.|
|Internal Memory||50,000 internal points|
|Software||PowerSite, Construction Data Manager|
|Measuring Method/Reading System||absolute, continuous|
|Setting Accuracy||2 arcsec|
|Power Source||Li-Ion batteries|
|Battery Life||about 20 hours|
|Circular Bubble Vial||6 minutes/2 mm|
|Electronic Level||6 arcseconds|
|Diameter of Objective Lens (Aperture)||1.57 in.(40 mm)|
|Field of View||1 degree 30 arcmin|
|Sight Distance Precision/Focus Range||5.6 ft/1.7 m to infinity|
Display and Keypad
|Type||monochrome, graphics capable LCD|
|Pixels||280 x 160 pixels|
|Operating||-4ºF to 122ºF (-20C to +50ºC)|
|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||820 ft (250 m)|
|Wavelength||650 nm - 690 nm|
|Range to reflective tape||820 ft (250 m)|
|Range to glass prism||1640 ft (500 m)|
|USB||USB memory stick and USB device port|