Trimble S3 2" DR Robotic 2.4 GHz Total Station

Quick Overview

Trimble S3 2-inch Robotic Autolock Total Station
- Robotic
- Autolock
- 2.4 GHz Antenna
Item ID: X2828-L/T*
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Trimble S3 2" DR Robotic Total Station [ID- X2828-L/T*]
         - Robotic
         - Autolock
         - 2.4 GHz Antenna
* Antenna
* Trimble 109000 Battery Charger
* Trimble 73840019 USB Power Cable
* AC Adapter/Charger
* Rain Cover For Unit
* QTY. 4 Power Cord's
* User Manual On CD-ROM
* Hard Carrying Case


Trimble S3 Total Station

All you need to perform efficient surveying campaigns is included in the Trimble® S3 Robotic Total Station solution: An accurate and reliable instrument, integrated robotic radio and popular Trimble TSC3 controller optimized for Trimble Access field software, integrated high capacity battery and dual charger. The Trimble TSC3 controller, included in the robotic solution, is a groundbreaking handheld field computing solution that streamlines the flow of everyday surveying work and the number of peripheral devices you need in the field.

The new Trimble S3 Total Station is backed by Trimble’s extensive and knowledgeable dealer network providing world-class training, service, and support to maintain your productivity. Whether you need to equip a new survey crew, replace older gear, or start a new office, the Trimble S3 Total Station can be depended on to get the job done well.

The Trimble S3 Total Station is built upon proven Trimble technologies. The instrument contains the reliable servo drives based on MagDrive™ electro-magnetic technology with fewer moving parts which reduce servicing requirements. It also includes intelligent battery and power management systems for 6 hours of operation on a single battery, and Trimble DR technology providing exceptional measurement performance and accuracy.

Direct Reflex (DR) technology from Trimble enables measurement without a prism on almost any type of surface. Operators in the field can capture information on hard-to-reach targets in dangerous/ unsafe locations. Measure quickly and safely without compromising accuracy. Overhead cables, tunnels, bridges, quarry faces, stockpiles, buildings, and elevations can all be measured quickly, easily, and safely.

The Trimble S3 Total Station optics by Carl Zeiss are fully coaxial for measurement confidence and reliability. With over 100 years of high accuracy optical instrument knowledge and expertise, Trimble builds the Trimble S3 system with the same high standards of quality that Trimble is known for.

The Trimble S3 runs for six hours in Robotic mode on one internal integrated lithium-ion battery, with no cable needed. With intelligent batteries, you can immediately check how much power each battery contains. The convenient, all-in-one battery charger included in the Trimble S3 package, allows you to simultaneously recharge your total station and GPS/GNSS system batteries in the same charger.

Servo and Auotkcokc
The Trimble S3 Total Stations are also available in servo or autolock only versions. The Trimble S3 Servo and Autolock versions contain a fixed Control Unit with Trimble Access on board for convenient, simple operation in any environment.

The Trimble S3 Total Station provides the foundation for Trimble’s Integrated Surveying™ solutions. With Integrated Surveying, you can seamlessly integrate complementary technologies on the job site, such as Trimble GPS/GNSS and optical measurements, which allows you to use the most appropriate tool for the jobsite conditions. Trimble’s field and office software combine and manage all the data, making it easy to take advantage of the best that each technology has to offer. Combine the Trimble S3 with Trimble’s GNSS receivers to create a Trimble I.S. Rover and start reaping the productivity gains from Integrated Surveying.

  • Everything you need to perform efficient surveying jobs
  • Built on proven, reliable, Trimble technology
  • Dependability backed by world-class training, service, and support
  • Foundation for Integrated Surveying
Angle measurement
Accuracy (Standard deviation based on DIN 18723) 2" (0.6 mgon)
Angle reading (least count)
Standard 1" (0.3 mgon)
Tracking 2" (0.6 mgon)
Averaged observations 0.1" (0.03 mgon)
Automatic level compensator
Type Centered dual-axis
Accuracy 0.5" (0.15 mgon)
Range 5' (±100 mgon)
Distance measurement
Accuracy (RMSE)
Prism mode

Standard 2 mm + 2 ppm (0.0065 ft + 2 ppm)
Standard deviation according to ISO17123-4 1.5 mm + 2 ppm (0.0049 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking 5 mm + 2 ppm (0.016 ft + 2 ppm)
DR mode Standard measurement: 3 mm + 2 ppm (0.01 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking 10 mm + 2 ppm (0.032 ft + 2 ppm)
Measuring time
Prism mode
Standard: 2 sec
Tracking: 0.4 sec
DR mode Standard: 3–15 sec
Tracking: 0.4 sec
Range (under standard clear conditions)
Prism mode
1 prism: 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
3 prism: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
Shortest possible range: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
DR mode Reflective foil 20 mm: >200 m (656 ft)
Reflective foil 60 mm: >500 m (1,640 ft)
Shortest possible range: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Light source Laser diode 660 nm; Laser class 1 in Prism mode, Laser class 3R in DR mode
Laser pointer coaxial (standard)  Laser class 3R
Beam divergence Prism mode Horizontal: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Vertical: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Beam divergence DR mode Horizontal: 2 cm/50 m (0.066 ft/164 ft)
Vertical: 2 cm/50 m (0.066 ft/164 ft)
Atmospheric correction –130 ppm to 160 ppm continuously
Leveling Circular level in tribrach: 8'/2 mm (8'/0.007 ft)
Electronic 2-axis level in the LC-display with a resolution of: 0.3" (0.1 mgon)
Servo system MagDrive servo technology, integrated servo/angle sensor electromagnetic direct drive
Rotation speed 86 degrees/sec
Rotation time Face 1 to Face 2 3.2 sec
Positioning speed 3.2 sec
Clamps and slow motions: Servo-driven, endless fine adjustment
Centering Centering system: Trimble 3-pin
Optical plummet: In Tribrach
Magnification/shortest focusing distance: 2.3×/0.5 m to infinity (1.6 ft to infinity)
Telescope Magnification: 30×
Aperture: 40 mm (1.57 in)
Field of view at 100 m (328 ft): 2.6 m at 100 m (8.5 ft at 328 ft)
Shortest focusing distance: 1.5 m (4.92 ft to infinity
Illuminated crosshair: Variable (10 steps)
Tracklight built in Standard
Operating temperature –20 ºC to +50 ºC (–4 ºF to +122 ºF)
Dust and water proofing IP55
Humidity` 100% condensing
Power supply Internal battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery 11.1 V, 4.4 Ah
Operating time One internal battery: Approx. 6 hours
Weight Instrument (Servo & Autolock): 5.6 kg (12.35 lb)
Instrument (Robotic): 5.25 kg (11.57 lb)
Tribrach: 0.7 kg (1.54 lb)
Internal battery: 0.35 kg (0.77 lb)
Trunnion axis height: 196 mm (7.71 in)
Communication USB, Serial
Robotic Range Passive prisms (Active prisms optional): 300–500 m (984–1,640 ft)
Shortest search distance 0.2 m (0.65 ft)
Type of radio internal/external: 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum radio
Search time (typical) 2–10 sec
Servo & Autolock Control PAn
Display QVGA,16 bit color, TFT LCD, backlit (320x240 pixel)
Keyboard 19-key alpha-numeric + 4-way arrow key, dedicated navigation and instrument control key(s)
Audio Integrated speaker for audio systems events, warnings and notifications
Operating system Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash Memory
Processor 624 MHz Marvell ARM920T-PXA300 CPU