Inverting Laser Scanners

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Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by SCCS RTC » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:31 pm

I thought I'd create this post as I'm seeing lots of people on LinkedIn post images of their inverted scanner setups with the kit been hung upside down by the tribrach. :o

Like this....
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I would personally use the Nedo Invert Shaft Tripod - https://www.sccssurvey.co.uk/industrial ... ripod.html with the special adapter that fits most scanners....
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And this is how to use this adapter which bolts to the base of the scanner....
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I'm sure there are others on the market and I'd welcome knowledge of these products.
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Post by steves01x » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:57 pm

How much is the adapter for the P40?

Already have that tripod, so handy when on site to go back round a job filling in gaps with the high set ups!

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Post by SCCS RTC » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:28 pm

steves01x wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:57 pm
How much is the adapter for the P40?

Already have that tripod, so handy when on site to go back round a job filling in gaps with the high set ups!
Hi Steve,

The adapter is for sale here - https://www.sccssurvey.co.uk/adapters-f ... nners.html

Send me an email and I'll give you some discount.
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Re: Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by Chris06 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:36 am

A few years ago I built a rig to hold our P40 over the top of stuff, then Leica updated the firmware to increase the vertical FOV and I don't think we've used it since :lol:
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Re: Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by FOSI17 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:38 am

Don't use the tribrach. The 3 pins on the bottom of the P40 will start to slide out eventually.

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Post by shollinger70 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:56 am

Recently purchased this setup and it worked flawlessly in the field. The cost of the adapter is well worth the piece of mind.
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Re: Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by cpw006 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:19 pm

We have this tripod and only invert our FARO scanner, we are too nervous to invert the P40. If we did have to invert the P40 then we would purchase that adapter as well.

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Re: Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by chapmandu » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:04 pm

Phil,

We purchased this adapter from Leica / Z&F for inverting our HDS 7000 some years ago.
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From what you are saying, it sounds like we would need to buy the Neno adapter, and then specify the 660041 (for the 7000) in order to use this the proper way. Or is this plate what you get (in part) when you specify 660041, and perhaps could we then specify the 660042 for our P series scanner and then be set up to invert both scanners?

Also, do you know if they make an adapter for the RTC 360 for this inverted setup?

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Re: Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by Chris06 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:22 am

I should have mentioned, our rig uses an adapter which looks something like this...
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Re: Inverting Laser Scanners

Post by Phil Marsh » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:10 am

That is the permanent mounting adapter sold by Leica.
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