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Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by Muleymuel » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Hello All,

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

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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by Rikore » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:31 pm

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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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by Muleymuel » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 pm

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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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by Rikore » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:42 pm

Trimax is the one. Yes heavy, but very stable.

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Post by NOVAMECH » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:21 am

Leica LAT 195 Great Price Would not use any thing else I have 4 or these

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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by max72 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:09 am

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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Post by TCrammond » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:56 pm

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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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by Muleymuel » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:51 pm

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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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by TommyMaddox » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:26 pm

We use the heavy duty FARO arm tripods with adapters for scanning.

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Re: Laser Scanner Tripod

Post by ananda » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:30 pm

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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