Topcon Introduces PS-AS Robotic Total Station for Construction Industry

PS-AS robotic total station

PS-AS Robotic Total Station

LIVERMORE, Calif.January 10, 2013 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) introduces a new series of robotic total stations specifically designed and configured for the construction market.  The new instruments are designed for applications such as stakeout and as a key component of a Local Positioning System, which is used for 3D machine control.

This auto-tracking total station series combines the latest in tracking, motorized turning, angle accuracy and software technology “to set a new industry standard,” according to Scott Langbein, TPS director of product marketing.

“The PS-AS has a strong prism-tracking ability and the fastest reacquisition time in the industry,” he said. “Tracking faster with high accuracy measurements equates to a savings of time and money on every job.”

Top features include TSshield™ –Topcon’s advanced security and maintenance technology, PowerTrac™ technology to increase prism tracking power and a “fast and powerful EDM,” he said. “Additionally, the new series includes Topcon’s exclusive LongLink™ communications technology, advanced angle accuracy and a water resistant IP65 design.

PS-AS robotic total station

PS-AS Robotic Total Station at Work

Data collector software options include Topcon’s Pocket3D or MAGNET Field Site.

The PS-AS series is available in 1 and 3 arc second interval versions.  The standard kit includes two batteries, dual-tray battery charger, USB flash drive, and accessories.


Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. (TPS) designs and manufactures precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  TPS’ parent company, Topcon Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange  – 7732), was founded in 1932.

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