TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

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TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

Post by AndyW1 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:36 am

Hi has anyone had any experience with this tripod, please fo mounting FARO laser scanners

TPI double elevator column tripod, I want to use it for a FARO laser scanner Focus S as it has a high capability of nearly 4 meters or 12 foot.

Holds upto 30kg and want to use it for laser scanning hard to reach areas link as follows

https://www.amazon.com/ELEVATOR-ALUMINU ... 243X7Y49GY

Thanks

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Re: TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

Post by landmeterbeuckx » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:30 am

I've no experience with this one but to me it doens't look sturdy enough. Placing a 40000$ instrument on a 150$ tripod? Buy a nedo or some similar brand. They are made for surveying.
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Re: TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

Post by WWilford » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:00 pm

I use the Nedo and when the scanner is at full height it could tip very easily. This tripod does not have a locking mechanism to stop the legs from slipping. Even at the lowest height this is necessary on a slippery floor. Not too much difference in the collapsed height. For air travel I use a hard cover golf club bag, in the US there is no oversize or overweight charge on most airlines. It is guaranteed to be opened by security though.

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Re: TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

Post by GavFoster » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:37 pm

It does say in the Q&A section they wouldn't recommend it for anything heavier than a BLK scanner.

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Re: TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

Post by landmeterbeuckx » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:44 pm

WWilford wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:00 pm
I use the Nedo and when the scanner is at full height it could tip very easily. This tripod does not have a locking mechanism to stop the legs from slipping. Even at the lowest height this is necessary on a slippery floor. Not too much difference in the collapsed height. For air travel I use a hard cover golf club bag, in the US there is no oversize or overweight charge on most airlines. It is guaranteed to be opened by security though.
i have one with a locking mechanism to fasten the legs. Don't use it much though. I almost always place the tripod on a dolly and fix the legs.
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Re: TPI 12' double elevator column tripod and laser scanning any good?

Post by sim.herrod » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 pm

Not a chance I'd put a £40k+ Faro on that.

I get nervous when I have to wind our Nedo up to full height, and that thing is tank-like in its construction.

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