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Laser Scanner Tripod

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Hello All,

Nice quick and easy one... Can anyone recommend a good tripod for a laser scanner?

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Leica has a heavy duty one that we use for all our scanners. Seco has the same one. They are double locking.
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Thanks Rikore,

Is the Seco one you are referring to the Trimax tripod? I have used them and they are good but very heavy.
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Trimax is the one. Yes heavy, but very stable.
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Leica LAT 195 Great Price Would not use any thing else I have 4 or these
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I have a Faro.
For portability I use a Manfrotto 028B, you cannot use the full extension possibility (too shaky) but it's a nice tradeoff. Perfect also for delicate floors.

As an alternative I have this 2 way tripod
http://shop.laserscanning-europe.com/2- ... ty-Adapter

Rather heavy, but very good and stable.

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If you are located in the US/Canada, we sell a variety of tripods/scanner accessories, hopefully we have something that will suit your needs:

http://www.laserscanning-america.com/tripods/

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Thanks everyone. By chance i trialled a Leica LAT195 today and i think it is excellent! I will have a look at the others mentioned.... thanks all for your input
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We use the heavy duty FARO arm tripods with adapters for scanning.
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It depends on your scanner.
For small ones that scan sufficiently fast enough, the camera tripod works well.

For larger scanners I'd recommend something more supportive, like what the others have already mentioned, or, if you're lugging it between positions, go for a lighter carbon-fiber Dutch Hill tripod.
http://www.dutchhill.com/products/heavy ... d-usa.html

It's expensive, but so is your scanner.
It is lighter, which helps on your carrying shoulder, the thermal coefficient of expansion is 3.5x better than steel, so direct sunlight isn't a problem and it is 3.5x stiffer than wood, so heavy weight is no problem.

Whatever you do, please don't use an aluminum tripod... especially in direct sunlight.
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