Robotic Surveying Using the TSCe

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Robotic Surveying Using the TSCe

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PREPARING FOR ROBOTIC MODE

1. With the Control Unit (keyboard) attached to the instrument, setup and level the instrument. Ensure the radio antenna is attached to the sidecover of the instrument.

2. Input the temperature, atmospheric pressure, and prism offset.

3. Point at the backsight, set the circle to 0 then press ENT.

4. MNU 1-5 Check the RADIO settings. (This only needs to be done the first time or when a setting needs to be changed) Channel=1? (normally 1 but you can assign channel 1-12) Station address=1 (normally 1 unless interference occurs and changing the channel does not help. A unique station and remote address between 0-99 can be assigned) Remote address=1 (normally the same as station address)

5. MNU 5-4-1 Check the firmware version. When working in robotic mode, you need to know the firmware version of the instrument. The firmware version determines if you leave the keyboard on the instrument or remove it for robotic. If the firmware version is older than 696-03.05, leave the keyboard on the instrument and use the Spectra Precision/ Geodimeter 600 Robot survey style. If the firmware version is 696-03.05 or NEWER, you will need to remove the keyboard AFTER turning the instrument off and use the Trimble 5600 survey style.

6. Turn the instrument off.

NOTE: 1. The above settings will usually only need to be done once, unless radio or address changes are required. After the initial settings check is performed, you may proceed directly to the following procedure.

2. 5600 instruments will use Trimble 5600 survey style while 600 robots may use either Spectra Precision/ Geodimeter 600 Robot survey style or the Trimble 5600 style depending on the firmware.

ACTIVATING THE RPU FOR ROBOTIC SURVEYING WITH TSCe 5600 Survey Style

1. On the TSCe, make sure you have the correct job open and have selected the correct survey style.

2. Using the correct cable (zero shell lemo to hirose, part no. 44147, REV A), connect the TSCe to the instrument battery pack on the same side as the battery cable to instrument.

3. Once contact is made, it will go to the electronic level screen. Level the instrument using the foot screws, then enable the compensator. Tap ACCEPT. The compensator will calibrate.

4. Enter the appropriate the instrument corrections. Tap ACCEPT.

5. The Survey Controller Basic screen appears. Tap ESC.

6. From the Survey menu select 5600 3600/ Start Robotic.

-The Search Window dialog box appears. You can either define a search window or keep it Autoentered.

-The Start Robotic dialog box appears and prompts you to Suspend instrument and controller ready for robotic operation? Tap OK.

-The TSCe will automatically power itself off in suspend mode.

7. The RPU must be assembled and cabled correctly. A single battery is attached to the georadio. Antenna must be on the georadio. Be sure the radio is OFF before activating the RPU. If a cable is used between prism and battery, it must be attached to the top port on the georadio. The cable from the TSCe (zero shell lemo to hirose, part no. 44147, REV A) will connect to the bottom port on the geo radio.

8. With the TSCe connected, press the green power button to turn it on. A break will be sent to the instrument which will power it on. The RPU will search for the instrument radio. Once contact is made, it will go to the electronic level screen. Level the instrument using the foot screws, then enable the compensator. Tap ACCEPT. The compensator will calibrate.

9. The display switches to the main TSCe screen. You now have control of the instrument from the RPU. All activities may be performed as usual using the TSCe.

10. To access the different instrument modes, tap the instrument icon.

Alternate Hookup Procedure for Connecting to the Robot

1. With the keyboard removed and battery connected to the instrument, press the black button on the back of the instrument. Wait for the 3 beeps.

2. After the beeps, the instrument is in Suspend Mode. Go to step 7 above.