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Transmission & Distribution Measurement Solutions

Reflectorless laser technology is ideal for transmission and distribution applications such as sag profiling, measuring the heights of attachment points or a conductor from the ground, verifying vegetation clearances and determining the location for your guy wire. Imagine one person standing in a safe location and measuring all those distance, height and clearance values you need to make critical decisions.

Transmission & Distribution Laser Measurement with LTI's Laser Positioning System
TruPulse 200X laser + TruAngle
+ T&D Pro Software

Our Laser Positioning System, an integration of a TruPulse and the TruAngle, make a powerful combination when it comes to gathering the measurements out in the field. With this system and a GPS, professionals can have the power at their fingertips of complete 3D mapping and surface modeling, all without having to occupy multiple locations.

Just point at your target and shoot – it's that easy. The onboard solutions for horizontal distance, height and missing line (which is the distance between two remote points) can all be measured, calculated and displayed instantly.

LTI’s superior optics give you the ability to measure directly to a conductor, saving you so much field time by not handling a height stick or a placing a reflector on the wire.

Creating a digital database of assets and facilities can assist in quality management planning and can be useful in sharing information with local industries. GPS can be effective in locating and mapping certain features such as towers and poles but it takes a lot of time to occupy every asset. Increase your field productivity by integrating GPS with our lasers and perform laser offsets. This geo-referenced data can be imported directly into your existing GIS database.

Alternatively, if all you have are historical paper maps, you can effectively verify their quality and update them using our laser rangefinders.

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LTI's T&D Pro field software turns you into a one-person measuring crew. You can easily calculate sag and tension of multiple lines; implement good vegetation management by identifying potential danger trees along your right-of-way; and measure attachment heights, elevation changes and more.

Our software even provides step-by-step prompts to ensure the accuracy of your results.

Sag Profile

Laser Technology Utilities and Telecomm - Sag Profile

Collecting measurements of an existing power line can help determine upgrade capacity and power efficiency. Critical measurements are also needed for accurate tensioning of newly constructed lines. Traditional survey methods are commonly used to collect these measurements; yet the field procedures can be inaccurate, inefficient, and even hazardous. For example, since reflectors cannot be placed directly on the wire, its location can only be estimated. Physically climbing a tower, placing equipment on a conductor, or extending a height stick to a wire can all be safety concerns. Utilize our laser's long-range capability and measure directly to the conductor.

Once the data has been measured and recorded, the values for span, sag and tension can be calculated instantly in the field.

Attachment / Conductor Heights

Laser Technology Utilities and Telecomm - Attachment / Conductor Heights

Increased voltage, ever-changing temperatures and wind conditions all contribute to a conductor's varying sag value. Safe clearance over roadways is just one of many areas that needs to be closely monitored. Verifying separation distances between services such as power, phone and cable are also critical to maintaining a quality system. The benefit of being able to shoot directly to a conductor or other features, can save you time and eliminate the use of fiberglass rods in dangerous areas. Our T&D Pro software offers four versatile routines for determining a conductor's height above ground or some other point of reference. Making certain assumptions about the work area will help you determine which routine will work best.

Vegetation Management

Laser Technology Utilities and Telecomm - Vegetation Management

Improve your vegetation management practice by following some simple step-by-step routines. For danger trees alongside a right-of-way, position yourself either under the conductor or at the tree in question. After measuring the tree height, take a measurement to the conductor and the T&D Pro software will display the clearance value. For clearance checks on any type of obstruction, from any vantage point, simply shoot at the object in question and then the wire. This procedure will instantly provide you with the distance between the two measurement points and can be easily performed following the software menus.

See Vegetation Management for more field tips that don't require software.

T&D Pro Key Features

Tie Line Bi-Section

You can now easily locate the direction in which to anchor the guy wire at a bend point in a new line. Take the guesswork out of your job and simply occupy the bend point and measure azimuths along both routes. T&D Pro solves the needed direction.

T&D Pro Key Features

  • Touch-screen activation
  • Step-by-step graphical aids written for non-surveyors
  • Electronically record and store field data
  • Calculate critical values right in the field
  • Create text and or spreadsheet reports
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