Assemble a Two Way Tripod
We’ve had a slew of questions about our latest laser scanning product, the 2-Way Tripod. Although this is an invaluable tool for laser scanners and surveyors alike, the darn thing can be a bit tricky to put together. In response, we wrote an assembly tutorial for the two way laser scanning tripod; read on for an explanation of how to quickly and efficiently set up this tripod.
List of Parts
Each 2-Way Tripod will come with the following parts:
(1)-Main Tripod Housing
(2)-Mast Extension Bag
(3)-Overhead Safety Adapter
In the Mast Extension Bag:
(1)-4 Extension poles
(2)-Allen key to attach extension poles
(3)-Allen key to attach or remove the tripod head
(4)-Hand crank to raise or lower the mast
(5)-Drill bit to raise or lower the mast via power drill
The Overhead Safety Adapter:
(1)-Three Screws for attaching laser scanners
Using Leica and Faro Laser Scanners with this Adapter
We’ve thrown in a brief schematic for attaching Leica and Faro Laser Scanners, since these are most popular with our clients – you can email us for more extensive directions for attaching an overhead adapter to a scanner.
How to attach the overhead safety adapter.
Remove the tripod head.
-Use the smaller Allen key to loosen the threaded screws on either side of the tripod head.
-Loosen the screw clamping the head in place
-The Tripod head should slide right off. note that it is not necessary to completely remove the threaded screws in order to detach the head plate.
-At the bottom of the mast a 5/8” female thread should now be visible.
-Screw the Safety adapter into the hole to attach it securely to the tripod mast.
Attaching extension poles to the tripod mast.
-Position the extension pole so that the grooves and scale are aligned.
-Slide the fin on the bottom of the extension pole into the slot in the top of the mast.
-Tighten the brass screw using the larger Allen key.
Repeat as necessary.