Curious how long is the lifespan of a robot? 2006 Leica TCRP 1205 here. Hope it runs forever but afraid of the day when something goes out and parts are unavailable. When do you upgrade? Or do you just run it till it dies?
Run it till it dies.
I am sure parts are getting scarce - the radio ( if you are using a leica one) is on its way out for sure - there are other options, but you will need to have some tech abilities - I used my 1103 until it died and still have a 1203 but it has not left the case for most of a year
It took a while to get used to the new CS20 - I had a carlson Allegro which I loved and still miss it sometimes, but as long as you plan for your work - the SC20 works well - at least as good as TDS
I ended up with a MS60 and use the scanning a lot and even added a used P20 for more scan data - in a half day I can gather more than I could before and draw away in CAD - why get 700 pts a day when you can get 900,000,000 or more and extract whatever you need - never have to go back to get something you missed it is in the cloud
1998 Leica TCA 1100
I have a 2004 Leica TCRA1102plus that I bought from a colleague in 2011. I used it daily for about 4 years, but it started acting up so I retired it in late 2015 and bought a new GeoMax Zoom80. The Leica worked great when it worked, but every now and then it would get semi-comatose and require a reboot, sometimes more than one. I could go for days without that happening, but sometimes it happened several times a day. It was just too unreliable to base my business on, so I put it on a shelf.