Total Stations

Trimble SX12

Scanning Total Station
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Built for seamless workflow integration and better, faster results in every field.

Angular Accuracy
Lightning 3DM
EDM Technology
1 mm + 1.5 ppm (Prism) / 2.0 mm + 1.5 (DR)
EDM Accuracy

With the NEW Trimble SX12 Scanning Total Station working harder has never been easier. It combines innovative technology with simple and intuitive functionality to help you save time, maximize efficiency and get more done in the field.

Angular Accuracy
Lightning 3DM
EDM Technology
1 mm + 1.5 ppm (Prism) / 2.0 mm + 1.5 (DR)
EDM Accuracy


The Trimble® SX12 scanning total station redefines the capabilities of everyday survey equipment by providing the world's most innovative solution for surveying and construction professionals. 


Collect survey data, VISION imagery, and high-speed scans easily with Trimble Access field software and the SX12's Lightning 3DM.


Process with Trimble Business Center for more advanced scan processing.


Visualize and share projects with anyone using web-based Trimble Clarity.


Rely on your instrument for years to come with a 2-year Trimble Factory Warranty and available long-term protection plans


High accuracy total station, high quality scan data

  • 1" angular accuracy

  • 1.5 mm scan range noise at 200 m

  • 14 mm diameter EDM laser spot at 100 m

Vivid, eye-safe laser pointer

  • Green and focusable, this laser pointer is exceptionally small, bright, and still eye safe

  • 3 mm diameter laser pointer spot at 50 m

Quick data capture, even at long range

  • 26.6 kHz scan measurement rate, up to 600 m

  • 1.6 s total station measuring time in prism mode

  • 1.2 s total station measuring time in DR mode

Simple navigation and documentation with Trimble VISION™ camera system

  • Improved Trimble VISION™ technology allows for fast and easy capture of high resolution site imagery.
  • Three integrated and calibrated cameras in the telescope

Complete system for tunnel surveying and construction

  • Complete integration with familiar workflows of Trimble Access and Trimble Business Center Tunneling software for every phase of the tunnel lifecycle

Software and Compatible Products

Choose from a variety of Trimble controllers operating the feature rich, intuitive Trimble Access field software. Streamlined workflows guide crews through common project types, helping to get the job done faster with less distractions. Trimble Access workflows can also be customized to fit your needs.

Back in the office, trust Trimble Business Center software to help you check, process and adjust your optical, leveling, and GNSS data in one software solution. No matter what Trimble instruments you use in the field, you can trust that Trimble Business Center office software will help you generate industry-leading deliverables.



    Devices, Software, and Accessories
    Trimble SX12 Works With...
    Trimble Access Tunnels
    Software for tunnel surveying
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    Trimble Business Center Tunneling
    Field to finish with confidence
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    Compare Total Stations
    Trimble SX12 Trimble S9 and S9 HP Trimble S7 Trimble S5
    Angular Accuracy 1" 0.5" or 1" 1", 2", 3", or 5" 1", 2", 3", or 5"
    EDM Technology Lightning 3DM DR PLUS/DR HP DR PLUS DR PLUS
    EDM Accuracy 1 mm + 1.5 ppm (Prism) / 2.0 mm + 1.5 (DR) 1.0 mm + 2 ppm (Prism) / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm (DR) and 0.8 mm + 1 ppm (Prism) /3.0 mm + 2 ppm (DR) 1.0 mm + 2 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm DR 1.0 mm + 2 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm DR
    Servo Robotic Robotic or Autolock Robotic or Autolock Robotic or Autolock
    Maximum Distance Range 5,500 m 5,500 m/7,000 m (HP) 5,500 m DR Plus 5,500 m
    Additional Features Green Laser Spot Size at 100 m = 14 mm Long Range FineLock, VISION or Tracklight VISION Tracklight
    Scanning Speed 26,000 points per second 15 points per second (DR PLUS VISION only) 15 points per second --
    Laser Class and Ingress Protection Laser Class 1M & IP55 Laser Class 2 & IP 65 Laser Class 2 & IP 65 Laser Class 2 & IP 65
    Scanning Range 600 m 250 m (DR PLUS VISION only) 250 m --