GSI-Opticals is a small one-man company in the south of The Netherlands, but it is large in its passion for and experience with surveying equipement. It is owned by Guy Paone who collects, repairs and calibrates instruments like levels and theodolites for clients all over the world. Guy Paone started his 'hobby' during his study to become a surveyor and a GPS operator at the BOB, engineering office Zondag in Bruchem (the Netherlands). His earlier year at a watch vocational school and his many years of experience in the field of construction helps him daily with difficult repairs and calibrations.
Webshop and reparation
GSI-Opticals has a nice collection of (old and new) levels, theodolites, total stations and construction lasers. Some of them are for sale in the webshop on this website. But when you buy old instruments, you'll find that some of them are broken. But that doesn't stop Guy Paone; it only challenges him to (learn to) repare them. Simply by trying, searching for information and learning from others. He is always on the hunt for spare parts: sometimes he uses an instrument which can not be repared as a donor and sometimes he makes mechanical parts himself.
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Over the years GSI-Opticals has repaired various surveying instruments for clients worldwide. Clients like Greg Bennett from Australia, who ownes a remarkable collection of Wild Heerbrugg instruments such as levels and theodolites. On the website 'thewildcollection.com.au' you will find his collection and a very nice thank you towards Guy Paone for reparing some of his beloved instruments.
Some of the instruments GSI-Opticals has already repaired are:
-Kern Aarau K1-V
-Kern Aarau DKM2 (oude en nieuwe model)
-Kern Aarau GK23, GK0
-Wild Heerburg T1, T16, T2, TO, T1 (van allemaal de oude en nieuwe modellen)
-Wild Heerburg T5, T06
-Wild Heerburg N0 t/m N3, NA1, NA2 (nieuwe en oude modellen), NE, NH2
-Zeiss NI22, NI005, NI2
-Nikon Total Station DTM, 820, 730-serie
The instruments that GSI-Opticals sells or repares, are also being calibrated before sending them back to their owner. Guy Paone uses various professional and reliable collimators for the calibration: collimators from Zeiss, Brunson or Moller Wedel. But you can also send your own instruments to GSI-Opticals to have them calibrated. Prices for calibration are between 40 and 75 euro, depending on the particular instrument and without additional costs for cleaning, when required, and also without the costs for package and sending.
Interested or perhaps you want a noncommittal quotation?
Are you interested whether GSI-Opticals can help you with reparation of calibration of your surveying instrument? Or perhaps you are looking for a particular, maybe even rare instrument or you want to sell your own instrument? In all of these cases, please contact GSI-Opticals. The most easiest way is to email: email@example.com. Guy Paone will then anwer you as quickly as possible. When you call: 0031 61288 2188, you have to keep in mind that he can not always answer the phone.
Wilt u meer informatie over reparatie of kalibratie van uw instrument? Of wilt u tijdelijk een bouwlaser, waterpasinstrument of theodoliet huren of een korte cursus over het gebruik van uw instrument volgen? Neem voor deze en al uw andere vragen vrijblijvend contact op: per mail via firstname.lastname@example.org of telefonisch tijdens kantooruren via 06 1288 2188.