The Trimble X7 design is unique in both form and function, integrating a survey-grade servo drive with high speed scanning, automatic self-leveling and an integrated camera system to deliver exceptional reliability and productivity in the field.
Why does the Trimble X7 look different from other scanners?
The Trimble X7 center unit has a distinct look and enables the capabilities of the new X-Drive technology. With no visible mirror assembly, the center unit resembles a total station more than a scanner. Actually, the X7 has the characteristics of both with X-Drive, the first dual vertical drive system integrating a survey-grade servo drive from a total station and a protected high-speed scanning mirror to enable features like auto-calibration. The deflection drive is also designed with hard drive motor technology to ensure reliability, long life and lower maintenance cost.
The addition of internal tilt sensors, EDM source, camera system and a laser pointer in the protected center unit makes the system even more impressive. The enclosed design protects the optics in all weather conditions, earning an IP55 rating for dust and water protection. Operation is also safer, shielding users from the high-speed rotating deflection mirror. The combination of a dependable deflection drive, a protected center unit and automatic calibration enable an industry leading two year standard warranty.
How is Trimble X7 self-leveling different from other scanners?
The Trimble X7 self-leveling technology provides both full automation for quick setup and survey-grade accuracy, a performance combination not found in other systems. The scanner achieves survey-grade tilt compensation if the instrument is setup within a working range up to 10° from either side of its vertical axis for upright and upside down scans. Other scanners either can’t achieve survey-grade accuracy or must be manually leveled within a working range of less than 1 or 2° to achieve survey-grade accuracy, requiring more expertise and time in the field.
What’s unique about the Trimble X7 integrated camera system?
The X7 integrates three cameras aligned to the mirror assembly, each with a specific field of view to enable faster and more productive image capture than systems with a single camera. The operator may capture 15 images in 1 minute or 30 images in 2 minutes for scan colorization and high-quality panoramas. The scanner can apply white balance corrections for indoor and outdoor settings or the Perspective field software can automatically apply corrections when lighting conditions vary. There is also an HDR option to achieve a higher range of luminance in extremely dark or bright environments.
For detailed information about the unique design and technical innovations of the Trimble X7, download the complete whitepaper: Inside the Trimble X7: Deep Dive Into Trimble X-Drive Technology.
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