Leica Geosystems release Leica AP20 AutoPole

By Catrin Jones18 March 2022

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced the release of Leica AP20 AutoPole – a total station pole solution for construction and surveying professionals.

The new Leica AP20 Auto Pole on the job site (Photo: Leica Geosystems)

The Switzerland-based company says that the AP20 AutoPole combines an intelligent sensor module with the new AP Reflector Pole and operates with Leica Geosystems’ existing automated total stations to create a unique solution for autonomous workflows.

The tilt compensation, on the Leica AP20 AutoPole, decreases measurement time and increases flexibility and safety on site. This is done by enabling the measuring of points in locations that are inaccessible or put the user at risk, says Leica Geosystems.

By updating the pole height automatically in the field software, the system ensures that the height on record is always correct, which avoids errors, time-consuming postprocessing and returning to the field to remeasure. Additionally, it is said that the AP20 AutoPole’s target identification ensures the user’s instrument will always lock to the correct target. 

Hans-Martin Zogg, the business director of Total Stations, at Leica Geosystems, said, “At Leica Geosystems, we understand that tight time schedules, growing expectations for accurate on-demand data and budget constraints put a lot of pressure on surveyors and construction professionals.

“The AP20 AutoPole is a game-changer because it solves several challenges simultaneously. Its tilt compensation and automatic pole height readings are absolutely unique in the industry and will transform how professionals measure with total stations.“

Clifton Webb, director of Warner Surveys added, “As a surveying company, the only way we can stay competitive and profitable is to acquire spatial data simply, quickly and efficiently. The Leica AP20 helps us stay ahead of the curve by increasing our productivity and flexibility. It allows us to measure points that were impractical or unsafe to measure before.”

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