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Prism Poles

At Engineering Supply, you can find a prism pole from SitePro, Seco, Leica Geosystems, and Crain — all of which are some of the most recognized manufacturers of survey equipment. You can use this type of survey pole to measure the elevation of an existing ground or grade by using a sight level, which is important if you want to get accurate results. Feel free to look at what we have in our store, so you can find the perfect survey pole for your specific needs.

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HOW TO ADJUST A PRISM POLE WITH A PRECISE TIP


A precise tip will allow you to use a variety of prism heights — from mini to full-size. Just put the prism you want to use on the pole, and make sure it’s even for proper reading. For a more precise adjustment, it’s best to do it horizontally on the floor. Setting it up properly will ensure accuracy while you’re on the field. And at Engineering Supply, we have the best prism poles on the market. That’s why we should be your choice for purchasing a prism pole or any other type of survey equipment you need. Be sure to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a survey pole that’s right for you!


HOW TO CALIBRATE A PRISM POLE’S BUBBLE VIAL


This calibration device comes with two pieces — a bottom L-bracket and a top piece that can be adjusted according to the pole’s diameter. Attach the L-bracket to any plumb wall, and place a 4-foot carpenter’s level between both ends of the level. You want each piece to be 40 inches apart, and make sure that they’re mounted securely. Once both pieces have been installed, put the pole into position. And center the bubble with the available screws. If you want to make sure your prism pole makes accurate measurements, you need to set it up properly. And at Engineering Supply, we have some of the best in the industry. Feel free to look at what we have in our store. We’re sure you’ll be able to find a product that will meet your specific needs.


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AN ESSENTIAL PIECE OF SURVEY EQUIPMENT FOR WORKING ON THE FIELD

A prism pole is an item for any professional surveyor, because it allows you to make accurate measurements quickly. It can be used with many types of survey equipment — from total stations to theodolites. And with the broad selection that we have at Engineering Supply, you can find what you need at a price you can afford. You can find a survey pole in many different configurations, so feel free to look at what we have in stock. We’re confident you’ll be able to find a product that will meet your specific needs.


A VARIETY OF CONFIGURATIONS FOR A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT NEEDSS

At Engineering Supply, you can find a number of prism poles that can meet a variety of needs. So whether you’re using a total station, theodolite, or any other type of survey equipment, you can find what you need at our store. Using a survey pole will make sure you get the most accurate measurements while you’re on the field, especially when you consider the accuracy of today’s tools. And when you purchase a survey pole from our store, you can be sure to get a quality tool that will give you years of use. Be sure to look at what we have in our store, so you can find a tool that’s right for you!


Prism poles are a common tool for land surveying, because they can be used to measure elevation and grade through the use of a sight level. This can include any of the following:

  • Automatic levels
  • Transit levels
  • Laser levels
They’re necessary if you want to get the accuracy you need for today’s data collection methods and technology. They also include alternating bands of red and white, which can be used for distance measuring and for the accurate collection of data. You also have the option of attaching a survey prism making marker that can be used with a total station, but you can also find GPS poles and range poles that are listed in other categories on our site.
If you’re looking for the best place to find quality survey equipment, be sure to look at what we have at Engineering Supply. We’re confident you’ll be able to find what you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a prism pole?

A prism pole can be used to measure the elevation of a specific ground point by using a sight level, which is important if you want to get accurate results. You can find a survey pole in a variety of materials — from metal and fiberglass to a variety of composites. And many of them can be adjusted to a specific height.

What is a ranging pole used for?

Ranging poles (also called “ranging rods”) are used to mark the position of a specific survey station or other object, which can be used to range straight lines. This type of survey pole is used to determine long survey lines (such as boundaries). And here at Engineering Supply, you can find this or any other type of surveying prism pole from many different manufacturers.

How does a survey prism work?

Survey prims can be used with another electronic distance measurement (EDM) device to determine the distance of an object from a specific survey point, and they’re often attached to a prism pole so they can focus on a specific position. Corner cube prisms (also called “retroreflectors”) are often used for this type of measurement, and they will have some type of offset because the beam being transmitted from the device takes longer to leave the prism (especially from longer distances). This can be corrected by using a feature that accounts for this offset in relation to the plumb line of the surveying prism pole.

How do I use a prism pole?

For a surveying prism to be effective, it needs to be attached to a pole so it can stay in a fixed position. It needs to be properly aligned with the instrument to ensure accurate results. And because these tools have been proven over the years, many people don’t see them as the reason for measurements that seem a little off. If you’re pointing to a prism that isn’t perpendicular to the instrument’s line of sight, it can harder to find its exact center. This can result in measurements that aren’t as precise.

What is a mini prism?

Mini prisms will give you the greatest amount of accuracy, but only at close to medium range. They’re smaller in size, which make them more convenient for storage and transport. And they can be attached to any type of survey pole. Be sure to look at the variety of surveying tools that we have at Engineering Supply. We’re confident you’ll be able to find a product that will meet your specific needs.

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