Pinpoint Laser Systems has a new 2-dimensional Microgage for precision measuring, machine alignment, calibration and other demanding industrial applications. Pinpoint says their tool check and align roll and web lines, CNC cutting and milling equipment, lathes, stamping presses, injection molding machines, extrusion systems and other production equipment.
The Microgage combines a compact laser transmitter with a receiver and digital display. As the laser moves across the receiver in the vertical or horizontal direction the display provides a reading of the motion accurate to 0.0001 in. The Microgage will operate over a distance of 100 feet with a bright red beam. Accessories allow for alignment of straightness, runout, parallelism, squareness, bore alignment, shaft alignment, flatness measuring and more.
The Microgage operates on batteries and all components are machined of solid aluminum with a hard anodized coating for wear resistance. The unit has a sealed push button keypad, LCD display, serial and USB interfaces to connect to a PC and link to popular spreadsheets for plotting and analyzing data, and a carrying case.