International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has invested in new land surveying technologies to further enhance its pool of rental equipment. The latest range of advanced technologies from manufacturers such as Leica, Trimble and Radiodetection are ideal for applications such as construction, planning, utility, road, rail, mining and archaeology.
Ben Travis, Ashtead Technical General Manager, said: “Our equipment rental business has grown significantly during the pandemic, as companies are looking to limit their capital expenditure. In light of this, we have taken the opportunity to expand the scope of our rental equipment to ensure we can offer the most comprehensive and technologically advanced equipment to our growing customer base.
“As leading specialists in the provision of inspection instruments and environmental monitoring equipment, adding the latest land surveying equipment to our impressive portfolio ensures customers have access to a broader range of equipment from a single source partner.”
Key surveying technologies now being offered by Ashtead Technology include GNSS / GPS systems, levels, pipe lasers, scanning systems, total stations and utility locators.
The new Trimble R12i GNSS System with TIP™ tilt compensation offers customers the ability to establish measuring points quickly and accurately without having to precisely level the pole – even in locations with challenging satellite communications due to interference from buildings, trees or other objects. Built to military specification, the instrument is rugged and includes cellular, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi data connectivity.
The Trimble S5 5" Total Station is also available for hire in combination with the rugged TSC7 Controller, providing a complete field-to-office solution for quick data capture and processing. This is an electronic transit theodolite integrated with electronic distance measurement for vertical and horizontal angles, and the slope distance from the instrument to a specific point.
The new surveying range also includes the Trimble X7 3D Scanning System with T10 Tablet Controller. Laser scanners reduce the time taken in plotting and spatial scanning while also reducing the potential for data collection errors. The creation of digital 3D models of the scanned environment allows builders, designers, planners and other stakeholders to better understand the nature of existing and proposed works. The speed with which 3D scanners are able to operate is vitally important for time-critical construction projects or where access is limited – during a highway or lane closure for example. The Trimble X7 incorporates a number of innovations to enhance speed and reliability, including automatic calibration, level compensation and registration.