Hexagon Metrology Introduces the Leica TM6100A Industrial Theodolite

25 August 2010 – Leica Geosystems’ latest autocollimating industrial theodolite maintains the highest angular accuracy, while adding the newest technology and latest features. Leica Geosystems has continued to take industrial measurement to new levels with the Leica TM6100A Industrial Theodolite.

Leica Geosystems, the producer of the most accurate theodolites in the world, presents a new generation of their industrial theodolites. The Leica TM6100A comes with the latest features and newest technology, while maintaining the products’ legendary accuracy. Hexagon Metrology will release the Leica TM6100A Industrial Theodolite during the fourth quarter of 2010.

Like the Leica TDRA6000 and the Leica Absolute Tracker AT401, the Leica TM6100A uses Piezo direct drive technology. These new motorized drives offer the stability of manual drives, the flexibility of fully automated motorized drives and yet still allow for sub micron level fine positioning. The fine positioning drives on the Leica TM6100A have been repositioned to help make measuring in difficult situations easier. The Piezo technology also has a very low power consumption, which helps the newly designed battery last longer.

The new color touch screen remains clearly visible at all times, allowing operators to take the theodolite to any location. The intuitive user interface allows users to have minimal training before doing basic measurements and calibrations to the sensor. The interface also offers function keys that can be set for specific procedures.

“Leica Geosystems’ autocollimating theodolites are the standard instrument of choice in the aerospace industry for satellite alignment, as well as for boresight and heads up display (HUD) alignment for combat aircraft,” explained Joel Martin, Product Manager. “These industries rely on Leica Geosystems’ theodolites for their unrivalled precision and superb optics.”

Leica Geosystems Metrology Products
Whether building the fastest car, the biggest plane, or the most precise tooling, you need exact measurements to improve quality and productivity. So when it has to be right, professionals trust Leica Geosystems Metrology to help collect, analyze, and present 3-dimensional (3D) data for industrial measurement. Leica Geosystems Metrology is best known for its broad array of control and industrial measurement products including laser trackers, Local Positioning Technology (LPT) based systems, hand-held scanners, 3D software and high-precision total stations. Those who use Leica Geosystems Metrology products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the world-class service & support that’s second to none. Precision, reliability and service from Leica Geosystems Metrology.

Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, CE Johansson, CimCore, CogniTens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER, Sheffield, Standard Gage and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.