Total Stations

Trimble SX12

Upgrade your total station monitoring
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Automate movement detection with confidence using the Trimble SX12 and Trimble 4D Control.

Angular Accuracy
1 mm + 1.5 ppm Prism
EDM Accuracy
Laser Class 1M & IP55
Laser Class and Ingress Protection
8.1 MegaPixel resolution
Angular Accuracy
1 mm + 1.5 ppm Prism
EDM Accuracy
Laser Class 1M & IP55
Laser Class and Ingress Protection
8.1 MegaPixel resolution
Seamless software integration for project efficiency


The Trimble® SX Series total stations are powerful and easy to use instruments that combine Trimble’s best total station and Lightning 3DM functionality with high resolution imaging and scanning. The total station capabilities of these instruments, together with its advanced VISION™ technology, are perfectly suited for monitoring purposes. The SX series pairs with Trimble 4D Control™  and the Settop M1 total station controller making getting started on your next project a breeze. 


High-performance equipment for rugged conditions


  • 1" Accuracy robotic total station for high-end project requirements
  • Robust Trimble MagDrive servo for long-term use in exposed conditions
  • Trimble VISION high-resolution camera system for capture of monitoring targets and site conditions
  • Superior target separation for linear monitoring on railways, tunnels, bridges, and roadways
  • Smallest EDM spot size on the market resulting in reliable DR measurements for settlement monitoring on roadways

Rail monitoring

Accurate data capture for project confidence


Integrating with the Trimble SX Series Scanning Total Station, monitoring professionals benefit from Trimble VISION imaging technology and high-accuracy Lightning 3DM technology for more accurate measurements, enabling a more dense target placement on linear corridors such as rail tracks, tunnels, roads, and bridges. A live video feed makes it possible to better understand site conditions, manage target placement remotely and capture images for use with Trimble 4D Control visual inspection capabilities. These images can be compared over time and viewed next to the displacement or movement charts. This enables users to identify the potential cause of displacement and record movement changes over time.

T4D Visual Inspection


Devices, Software, and Accessories
Trimble SX12 Works With...
TA Monitoring
Trimble Access Monitoring
Software for configuring your monitoring projects.
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Trimble Business Center Monitoring
Simply monitoring deliverables
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T4D Software
Trimble 4D Control
Complete Monitoring Software for Survey and Construction Professionals.
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Settop M1
Settop M1 Total Station Controller
Remotely manage and control Trimble Total Stations at anytime, from anywhere.
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Trimble SX12 Trimble S9 Trimble S7
Angular Accuracy 1" 0.5" or 1" 1", 2", 3", or 5"
EDM Technology Lightning 3DM 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) 1.0 mm + 2 ppm Prism / 2.0 mm + 2 ppm DR
Servo Robotic Robotic or Autolock Robotic or Autolock
Maximum Distance Range 5,500 m 5,500 m 5,500 m DR Plus
Additional Features Scanning & enhanced VISION Long Range FineLock, VISION or Tracklight VISION
Scanning Speed 26,000 points per second 15 points per second (DR Plus VISION only) 15 points per second
Scanning Range 600 m -- --
Laser Class and Ingress Protection Laser Class 1M & IP55 Laser Class 2 & IP 65 Laser Class 2 & IP 65
Imaging 8.1 MegaPixel resolution 3.1 MegaPixel resolution 3.1 MegaPixel resolution