Huizhou City, China (April 2018)— FOCUS 35 robotic total stations are hard at work helping build the world’s largest expressway network. In one notable example, the FOCUS 35, with its time-saving automatic scan template, is checking the cross-section quality of the twin Nan Kunshan tunnels for the new six-lane Shazhan S14 regional highway.
Excavation under Nankun Mountain for the twin tunnels, each 4.1 km long and each capable of carrying three lanes of vehicular traffic, began in September 2016. In the current second phase of construction, the FOCUS 35 is being used to gather data that will be used to compare the as-built tunnels to the design specifications to determine what adjustments to the tunnel surfaces may need to be made. The FOCUS 35 was selected for the scanning work because it offers a particularly streamlined and efficient workflow that yields significant time-savings.