Combination3D Square from M.POWER
The clue’s in the name – It indicates a perfect scribe line in 3D, both width and thickness simultaneously.
The C3D is a precision hybrid, a genuine alternative that covers the functions of: combination or try-square, saddle square, deep range marking gauge, bevel gauge and rule — all in one tool.
The C3D is individually built by hand in England and set to the tolerance of 1/100th of 1 degree over the entire 9”length of the blade.
And, unlike regular squares that are factory set for the life of the tool, the C3D’s construction allows the square to be re-set. Or, if serious damage is done, the C3D can be fully stripped down and reassembled.
It has a Sheffield steel main blade with reset feature and a durable, cast aluminum powder-coated stock.
The C3D will be available June 1, 2010.
Zircon MultiScanner i520 and ElectriScanner v5
The MultiScanner i520 OneStep quickly and easily locates the edges and center of wood and metal studs and joists behind walls, floors, and ceilings.
It also locates metal as well as live AC electrical wiring. A 4-mode switch makes it easy to change functions, while the ultra-bright display screen, SpotLite Pointing System, and audio tone all indicate the location of the target. The signal strength indicator helps to distinguish between shallow and deep targets.
The ElectriScanner v5
The ElectriScanner v5 is a live wire locator that allows the user to avoid guesswork and clearly identify where a live wire is located behind a wall. It uses a series of digital signal processors in conjunction with multi-gain sensors in order to scan and identify the location and path of live AC wires. Additionally, the tool has two scanning modes, four outer sensors that constantly scan to locate e-field noise around the tool, and it will scan for any voltage or cycle within your environment. The ElectriScanner v5 works like no other tool available today and it has a look that is unique and unlike anything else in the market place.
IDEAL Infrared Thermometer
Brings "point and shoot" simplicity to temperature measuring.
Non-Contact Tester Safely Captures Surface Temps of Moving Equipment, Electrical Breakers, Building Systems for Preventive Maintenance
IDEAL Indusries is bringing enhanced safety to maintenance professionals with its Infrared (IR) Non-Contact Thermometer. Leveraging IR heat-sensing technology, the thermometer allows users to measure surface temperatures of live circuits, difficult-to-reach objects, or moving parts from a comfortable distance to create a safer work environment. Regular monitoring of heat emitted from surfaces can prevent potential problems and failures.
Along with electrical troubleshooting and preventive maintenance applications, the thermometer is an excellent solution in the HVAC, health and safety, food preparation and process control fields. To add to its versatility and value, a built-in socket supports Type K thermocouple probes allowing obstructed areas to be reached.
In addition to its 12:1 distance-to-spot ratio, this "point-and-shoot" style thermometer boasts a wide temperature range of -76° F to 932° F (-60° C to 500° C), and a built-in laser pointer that identifies the center of the measurement area. Adjustable emissivity enhances the accuracy of its readings on reflective or non-reflective surfaces. Maximum, minimum, average and differential temperature readings are instantly displayed on its backlit LCD to allow for quick action. Plus, an operator can program high and low temperature points with audible alarm warnings that are activated when the temperature exceeds an established point.
The IDEAL Infrared Thermometer (#61-685) is immediately available with an MSRP of $99.00 (U.S.). Carrying case is included.
Topcon AT-B series auto levels
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announces the release of the new AT-B series auto levels.
"Since the introduction of the first auto level AT model in 1961, Topcon has been a world leader of auto level technology for 50 years," said LeRoy Sorenson, TPS product marketing manager. "Since 1990, the previous AT-G series has been the bestseller models for more than two decades. The new AT-B series sets a new standard for auto levels used in surveying, engineering and construction applications."
The AT-B series can focus on objects at 20cm (7.9in.) in front of the telescope, while previous models provided 50cm or 1m (1.6ft. or 3.3ft.) minimum focusing distance. "This feature dramatically facilitates the works in confined spaces," said Sorenson.
The compensator of AT-B series incorporates four suspension wires made of extremely high-tensile metal that features minimal thermal expansion coefficient, "providing unmatched durability and accuracy even in the harshest environmental conditions," said Sorenson. "Its finely tuned magnetic damping system quickly levels and stabilizes the line of sight despite the fine vibrations present when working near heavy equipment or busy roadways."
With the IPx6 rating, the instrument is protected against powerful water jets from all directions, "meaning the AT-B series withstands a sudden shower or torrential rainfall." Sorenson said, "The advanced protection design not only prevents water penetration, but also deters clouding or condensation inside the telescope.
"With the AT-B series, we have streamlined the product lineup to make users' choices as simple as possible. The three selected models will satisfy all levels of requirements from surveying to engineering, from use in open field to underground," said Sorenson.
The three models available are:
(Accuracy specifications are based on 1km double-run leveling.)
Other features of AT-B series include:
Bosch GLL3-80 360-Degree Line Laser
New tool utilizes patented Bosch Cone Mirror technology to project in 360 degrees without moving parts!
Building on the success of the revolutionary GLL2-80 360-degree line laser earlier this year, Bosch Measuring Tools introduces the GLL3-80 3-Plane Hybrid Line Laser. The new laser is nearly identical to the GLL2-80, except the GLL3-80 utilizes an additional laser diode to deliver full 360-degree coverage on two perpendicular vertical planes and one horizontal plane.
By providing five cross points and self-leveling lines in 360 degrees, the GLL3-80 makes layout, leveling and squaring a breeze for cabinet installers, finish carpenters, remodelers, electricians and others. Unlike traditional cross line lasers, the GLL3-80 allows the operator to position the unit over one reference mark and provide two 900 layout lines from one setup point. Because the GLL3-80 projects three axis planes simultaneously, and the tool can be quickly switched between triple axis-plane, vertical-only and horizontal-only modes, the user can complete an entire room from a single setup point.
Like the GLL2-80, the GLL3-80 utilizes Bosch patented Cone Mirror Technology, rather than rotating diodes, to project bright laser “chalk lines” in 360 degrees. By reducing the number of moving parts, Bosch produced a laser layout tool that is more compact, lighter, easier to calibrate, and simpler to use than a traditional rotary laser.
The GLL3-80 can be mounted in multiple ways for added versatility. The base of the unit is designed to enable either freestanding operation or magnetic attachment to metal tracking. The unit can also be mounted to a standard tripod; the base accommodates both ¼-20” and 5/8-11” tripod mounting. By incorporating the included WM1 Positioning Device with a micro-fine height adjustment, users can dial in their preferences even further.
For bright light conditions and/or long distance (up to 265 feet) applications, the GLL3-80 can be used in pulse laser receiver mode in conjunction with the optional LR2 laser receiver. Single-button operation and a compact design make setup, operation and storage simple, regardless of application. Bosch’s Smart Pendulum Leveling System quickly levels the unit for use and alerts the user with both blinking lines and an audible alarm if an out-of-level situation occurs. Once leveled, the GLL3-80 is accurate to within 1/4” over its 100-foot range (in normal mode). A secure transport lock protects the pendulum when the unit is switched off.
As with all Bosch products for pro users, durability is important. In addition to the secure transport lock to protect the pendulum, Bosch has built the GLL3-80 to meet rigorous IP54 standards for water and dust protection. The easy-to-grip rubber housing further protects the GLL3-80 from jobsite drops and abuse. This ensures precise and reliable service over the lifespan of the tool.
The GLL3-80 comes complete with a hard carrying case, the WM1 micro-adjustable positioning bracket, an instruction manual and four AA batteries. The BP350 telescoping pole system for laser tools from Bosch Accessories is recommended for use with the GLL3-80.
BORA Angle Master Miter Duplicator Tool
BORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, introduces the Angle Master miter duplicator tool. The Angle Master takes the guesswork out of complex miter cuts by providing a precise measurement tool for both inside and outside angles, and allows difficult projects such as crown molding to be completed with ease and accuracy.
Simply measure the angle, divide the tool and transfer to a miter saw, band saw or table saw for a perfect cut on even the most complex angles. The Angle Master is ideal for a variety of finish carpentry applications, home remodeling, deck building and do-it-yourself projects.
Designed to be more user-friendly and accurate than traditional miter methods, even the most challenging projects become simple with the Angle Master. The tool eliminates complex angle calculations and ensures exact cuts that match up perfectly, each and every time.
Upon measuring and securing an angle, the tool easily separates to transfer exactly half of the angle to a saw for precision cutting. This offers all users, from the amateur do-it-yourselfer to professional contractors, the ability to measure and cut with complete accuracy.
Featuring an easy-to-read graduated scale with twist-locking knob, users are able to verify and secure an exact measurement. Unlike typical measurement tools that can slip, causing inaccuracies and mistakes, the Angle Master's locking knob eliminates slipping and ensures accurate angles, even to a fraction of a degree.
Built from heavy-duty materials including steel, aluminum and polyethylene, the Angle Master is high quality and durable enough to last on any worksite. It is the latest offering in an ever-expanding line of specialty tools from BORA and backed by the company's lifetime warranty.
BORA professional tools are manufactured and marketed by Affinity Tool Works, LLC. For more information, contact Affinity Tool Works, 1161 Rankin Drive, Troy, MI 48083, call 248-588-0395, toll-free 866-588-0395, fax 248-588-0623, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the website at www.affinitytool.com/bora
Johnson Level laser distance measure
Johnson Level & Tool, leader in spirit levels and laser levels, has expanded its measuring tool category with the introduction of a Laser Distance Measure which compliments their power tape measures, long tapes and measuring wheels.
The new 40-6001 is accurate to 1/16th of an inch over a distance of 165 feet. Features include a patented sound activated measuring mode; 10 measurement memory; indirect (Pythagoras) measurement capability for length and height; and single distance, area (square) and volume (cube) measurements, all with a large backlit LCD screen and a compact size. Designed to work indoors and outdoors, the new Laser Distance Measure is ideal for carpenters, framers, flooring, plumbers, electricians, HVAC, appraisers, painters and MRO.
“We designed the Johnson Laser Distance Measure for ease-of-use and maximum value without sacrificing quality,” said Jeffrey Johnson, Director of Product Development for the Laser Distance Measure. “The Johnson LDM is fully loaded with more features, the same or better accuracy and a retail price 20% lower than comparable products. While the competition sells for over $200, Johnson’s LDM is near $165,” Johnson continued.
BORA Multi-Angle Adjustable Square
BORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, launches its new Multi-Angle Adjustable Square tool. Featuring pre-set angle positions that lock securely in place, the Multi-Angle offers a simple solution for precise angle layouts. With the ability to provide accuracy for both common and more complex angles, the Multi-Angle tool is easy to use and appropriate for users of any skill level, from the do-it-yourselfer to professional contractors, woodworking specialists and carpenters.
Three models are available to offer an option for every end-user. Model 408 is constructed of a durable polyethylene composite and has four pre-set, locking positions: 0°, 45°, 90° and 135°. Models 808 and 812 feature eight pre-set angles: 0°, 22.5°, 45°, 67.5°, 90°, 112.5°, 135° and 157.5°. Both the 808 and 812 are constructed of an extruded aluminum body and include a stainless-steel ruler. Ruler length on the Model 808 is 8 inches, and 12 inches on 812. All three models are designed to be durable enough to handle normal abuse and still ensure correct angles each and every time. Precision accuracy is tested to 50,000 completed folding cycles and maintained within +/- .05 degrees.
Designed to be a convenient and time-saving alternative to traditional tools, the Multi-Angle can be utilized as an all-in-one measuring solution. Typical carpenter squares are quick and allow accurate 90-degree angle measurement, but don’t offer a method to precisely layout angles. Protractors and other precise measuring tools are ideal for more complex angle layouts, but require a high level of skill for accuracy. The Multi-Angle is user-friendly and ensures even beginners lay out consistent angles, quickly and precisely, eliminating the need for multiple tools.
For further convenience, the Multi-Angle features a collapsible design. Unlike common square tools and protractors which are difficult to transport and store, the Multi-Angle is compact and easily fits in a pocket, tool belt or toolbox.
BORA professional tools are manufactured and marketed by Affinity Tool Works, LLC. For more information, contact Affinity Tool Works, 1161 Rankin Drive, Troy, MI 48083, call 248-588-0395, toll-free 866-588-0395, fax 248-588-0623, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.affinitytool.com/bora.
AGL GradeLight 3000 rotating pipe laser
The new GradeLight 3000 from AGL is the shortest pipe laser available. Its 10.5-inch (265mm) length makes it ideal for fitting tight inverts and small pipe jacking pits.
The GL3000 will self-level over its wide +40% to -10% grade range, with a total compensation of +45%to -15%.
The New GL3000 will also compensate up to 6° in its cross axis. This allows the user to place the laser in the pipe and not have to worry with rough leveling the laser.
It can be powered by its Li-Ion battery pack, alkaline batteries, or from a 12V DC source which all come standard in the GL3000 packages.
For strength, the housing components are aluminum die casts and extrusions. The inner mechanism also has die cast parts, besides its durable construction, the GL3000 is similar to past GradeLight models by having the broadest range of set-up accessories.
The new AGL pipe laser has several exclusive features: it incorporates a vertical rotating laser beam that one can use for manual alignment of the laser beam or with the optional AutoTarget you simply press the alignment button and the laser beam will automatically align itself. Ultimately this allows the end user to virtually align any application where key alignment is necessary.
Additionally one set of slide legs is included to cover multiple pipe sizes and a standard target with a unique design is also included. The target panel is mounted at the front of the base, not in the center, allowing the user to view it easier at the front of the pipe. The target also has a magnetic base for conveniently attaching to trench box sidewalls.
Another unique feature of the GL3000 is the Grade display is color coded (green for positive grades, red for negative) to reduce setup errors.
AGL invented the first pipe laser over 40 years ago and continues to manufacture lasers for underground, site preparation, and general construction at its United States factory in Arkansas. AGL Construction Lasers & Machine Control Systems, 2202 Redmond Rd., Jacksonville, AR, phone (800) 643-9696, fax (501) 982-0880, www.agl-lasers.com.
Bostitch clamping levels
Hands-free operation for contractors.
Bostitch has announce the world's first line of clamping levels – models 43-723 and 43-727– which offer the distinct advantage of a hands-free operation while positioning wood to a level or plumb setting.
The world's-first feature that sets this product apart is an integrated clamp design that grabs the work with aggressive teeth for hands free use. The clamps are driven by inter-wound torsion springs for an unprecedented lockdown onto the work-piece. The new clamping level can accommodate 2X dimensional lumber (1-1/2") as well as 4X dimensional lumber (3-1/2") for a variety of residential and commercial construction applications.
With a box beam body constructed from aluminum, these units incorporate a bridged center vial for a continuous marking surface. An additional benefit of this feature is an open line-of-sight to the center vial for reliable measurement every time. They also feature a heavy-duty profile for added stability. For example, traditional levels feature a profile between 1-1/4" to 1-1/8"; however, the new Bostitch clamping levels tout a thick body design of 1-1/2" to prevent tip-over and help stabilize measurements.
Engineers designed the block vials to ensure an accurate read is always achieved, regardless of the angle from which you view the bubble. This is why Bostitch machines its leveling lines (or graduations) on the inside of the tubes (or barrels) of the vials. This special machining process prevents parallax distortion that occurs when viewing an object from a challenging angle.
The clamping levels offer solid acrylic block vials for impact-resistance and long-term accuracy. Unlike many competitive products, Bostitch uses an epoxy to connect the vials to a structural column located on the bottom of the block so that the level continues to perform reliably over time, despite the rigors of day-in/day-out use. The new levels also feature shock absorbent end caps for added protection to the high-wear areas of the level. As part of its new hand tool launch, Bostitch is offering a 100 year limited warranty on its complete line of hands tools (pneumatic tools, compressors, and accessories fall under the previous warranty).
Available now at home centers, construction supply stores, and on the web, the new line of clamping levels are expected to sell for the following approximate retails prices: the 24" clamping level (model 43-723) is expected to sell for approximately $59.99, and the 48" lighted level (model 43-747) is expected to sell for approximately $79.99.
Bosch GLR500 and GLR825 laser range finders
Bosch Measuring Tools, pioneers in the development of some of the world’s most compact and accurate laser range finding tools, will soon introduce two more additions to its award-winning lineup. Building on Bosch’s proven short- and medium-range platforms, the company is entering the long-range laser measuring category with two innovative laser distance measuring tools – the GLR500 and the GLR825.
Capable of quickly and accurately measuring in 11 different modes over extended distances (825’ for the GLR825, 500’ for the GLR500), Bosch’s new range finding tools are perfect for builders, architects, construction supervisors, building engineers, finish and trim carpenters, project estimators, inspectors, plumbers, electricians, appraisers and even police departments investigating accident and crime scenes.
And, even over extended distances, both tools are accurate to within 1 millimeter (0.04inch). That means users of all types can measure with confidence in any application.
As with previous models, such as the DLR165 and the GLR225, Bosch’s new laser distance measurers offer users the flexibility of measuring from one of four distinct points – from the front or back of the unit, from the integrated tripod mount or from the multi-functional extension pin, perfect for measurements from corners or inside channels.
New to the GLR500 and the GLR825 is the capability of delivering 11 distinct types of measurements, versus seven modes on the GLR225 – length, area, volume, minimum/maximum, continuous, indirect length , double indirect, combined indirect, stake out, trapezoid, multi-surface area and timed measurement.
To help users keep track of all of those measurements, both tools have enough built-in memory to store up to 30 individual measurements and results.
With a maximum range of 825 feet, Bosch’s GLR825 features a 1.6x magnification viewfinder for precision laser sighting in long-range or outdoor applications, even in brightly lit environments.
The intelligently designed keypad puts the most common functions right at the user’s fingertips, while the large, illuminated display lets users easily monitor and keep track of all measurements, modes and calculations.
Like all Bosch measuring products, the GLR500 and GLR825 are built to last. A glass lens and ceramic optics carrier are utilized for maximum durability. And both units, including their battery compartments, are IP54 protected against dust and water. Bosch’s GLR500 and GLR825 also feature rubber-padded surfaces to ensure a secure grip and to protect the units from damage due to drops.
Bosch’s GLR500 and GLR825 come complete with a soft belt-loop case, a hand strap and four AAA batteries. Optional accessories include Laser View-Enhancing Glasses (DLA001) and a Laser View-Enhancing Target (DLA002).
The GLR500 and GLR825 will be available this July through authorized Bosch distributors nationwide. To find out more or to find a local dealer, users may visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
DeWALT contractor levels and rafter squares
DeWALT levels and rafter squares for professional contractors offer increased durability, strength and accuracy on the jobsite.
Developed and manufactured by Empire Level, the leading designer and innovator of accurate levels and measuring tools, these revolutionary new products combine industry leading patented technology with innovative features to produce the most durable and easy to use level on the market today.
The result is a 250% stronger level.
Johnson Level 1707 Series Box Levels with Glo-View
Johnson Level introduces its new heavy-duty box level with exclusive patented glow-in-the dark vial system, making levels easy to read in dimly lit work environments.
Unlike other lighted levels, you’ll never need batteries. Simply expose your Glo-View level to sunlight or a flashlight and you’re ready to work in dimly lit areas.
Its oversized precision machined aircraft aluminum frame offers soft-touch screwed on hand grips that are large enough for a gloved hand, and tough enough to withstand impact.
Additional features include a domed center vial with 320 degrees of visibility and over-sized anti-slip/anti-shock end caps.
Stanley LED Levels
Stanley announces the world’s first line of lighted box beam levels – models: 43-518, 43-527, and 43-552.
During its new product introduction at the Westin New York Hotel, Stanley product manager Ian Kilgour said, “Reading the vials on a level is extremely difficult if you are in a dark area of a jobsite that doesn’t have adequate lighting.”
Often times, even the slightest misread can lead to visible – and costly – mistakes that must be re-worked. Such applications include finish & trim, bathroom tile, hanging mirrors, etc.
The vials and utile surface of the levels light up and even illuminate the work area to provide superior visibility in low-light situations thanks to L.E.D. technology (patent-pending).
Users can activate and/or deactivate the lights by simply pressing on/off switch, which is recessed to prevent inadvertent activation and battery drain.
The new lighted levels are available in three lengths – 16" (model 43-518, currently available), 24" (model 43-527, coming in September), and 48" (model 43-552, also coming in Septmber) – for a variety of applications. All three units are powered by three AA batteries each for up to 60 hours of light.
The patented Max Edge Bridge provides a continuous marking surface as well as an open line-of-sight to the center vial for reliable measurement every time. The engineers at Stanley® designed the block vials to ensure an accurate read is always achieved, regardless of the angle from which you view the bubble.
This is why Stanley machines its leveling lines (or graduations) on the inside of the tubes (or barrels) of the vials. This special machining process prevents parallax, otherwise known as the distortion that occurs when viewing an object from a challenging angle.
With its body constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum, the lighted levels offer solid acrylic block vials for impact-resistance and long-term accuracy. Unlike many competitive products, Stanley uses an epoxy to connect the vials to a structural column located on the bottom of the block so that the level continues to perform reliably over time, despite the rigors of day-in/day-out use.
The new levels also feature shock absorbent end caps for added protection to the high-wear areas of the level. Stanley uses high-strength rare earth magnets to provide twice the holding power of traditional magnets to ensure the level stays firmly affixed to metal surfaces such as pipes, beams, grates, and bars.
Currently available at home centers, construction supply stores, and on the web, the new line of lighted levels are expected to sell for the following approximate retails prices: the 16" lighted level (model 43-518) is expected to sell for approximately $19.99; the 24" lighted level (model 43-527) is expected to sell for approximately $29.99, and the 48" lighted level (model 43-552) is expected to sell for approximately $39.99.
For more information, visit www.stanleytools.com or call 1-800-STANLEY
Spectra Precision Grade Lasers Feature Wireless Remote Control
Maximum Versatility in Leveling, Grading and Vertical Alignment with Plumb for General Construction Applications.
Trimble introduces the new Spectra Precision GL512 and GL522 Grade Lasers. The versatile lasers are rugged, cost-effective and can perform three types of jobs for the construction contractors—level, grade, and vertical alignment with plumb.
The Spectra Precision GL512 (single-grade) and GL522 (dual-grade) lasers offer fast, easy horizontal level, grade, and vertical plumb setup with no manual leveling. The GL512 and GL522 Grade Lasers send a continuous, self-leveled 360-degree laser reference over an entire work area. They feature a wide grade range of -10 to +15 percent, so they can be used for a variety of slope applications. These extremely rugged lasers can withstand a drop of up to 1 m (3 ft) directly onto concrete.
Both lasers feature a two-way full-function remote control with built-in backlit grade display. This allows the contractor to do everything with the remote control they can do with the laser keypad, up to 100 m (330 ft) away from the laser—even from the cab of the machine. The ability to make grade changes from anywhere on the job greatly reduces setup time and speeds operation, especially when multiple job grade breaks are needed.
The GL512 and GL522 laser packages include the new Spectra Precision Laser HL750 Laserometer that can be used at an operating diameter of up to 800 m (2,600 ft). Wireless communication between the HL750 Laserometer and the transmitters provide automatic Grade Matching which allows measurement of unknown grade values between two points. PlaneLok is also available in both the horizontal and vertical planes. PlaneLok automatically locks the beam on the receiver and keeps it on grade. This reduces typical environmental factors that may induce an error. Additionally, the HL750 Laserometer can communicate with another HL750 for long-range wireless remote display and monitoring.
Additionally, the GL512 and GL522 self-plumb in the vertical position to accommodate an even wider range of applications, such as anchor bolt installation, plus form, tilt up, and curtain wall plumbing. Both units also incorporate automatic temperature and grade compensation for high accuracy in any weather or geographical location.
On both models, the laser beam can be turned off electronically on up to three selectable sides. This capability eliminates interference with other crews on the job site by keeping the beam from straying into other work areas.
The Spectra Precision GL512 Single Grade Laser and GL522 Dual Grade Laser are available now through Trimble's Construction and Construction Tools dealer networks.
Topcon Pocket 3D software is the heart of grade management system
The new version of Topcon Positioning Systems’ (TPS) Pocket 3D software – Version 8.06 – offers improvements in construction data collection.
The software is one of the primary components of the Topcon Grade Management System that includes GR-3 GNSS receivers and the FC-120 field controller loaded with Pocket 3D.
Murray Lodge, TPS vice president of construction sales, said, “Simply put, Pocket 3D is the ‘heart’ of Topcon’s machine control grade management system. Pocket 3D is an easy-to-use interface that moves files from 3D machines. Grade can be checked, and cut and fill verified anywhere and everywhere. Contractors can locate tie-outs or reset stakes just by following the screen.”
Features and improvements of Pocket 3D Version 8.06 include:
Lodge said, “With Pocket 3D, contractors can measure productivity on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis to make sure they are staying on schedule. This information provides a tool for maximizing equipment utilization – a great way to get the most of their biggest investment.”
This new version, as well as other Topcon firmware and software upgrades, are free downloads to Topcon customers from the Topcon support site.
Sokkia Introduces GRX1, Highly Versatile GNSS System
Incorporates fully scalable GNSS receiver, new data collector and software
Sokkia Corporation announces the new GRX1 GNSS system that includes the new SHC250 data collector, as well as a new controller and post-processing software.
Denny Welch, senior vice president and general manager, Survey Business Unit, said, “These new products further strengthen the entire Sokkia product lineup.”
The GRX1 GNSS receiver has an integrated antenna, digital UHF radio, GSM module, Bluetooth® module and detachable battery in a “compact, rugged, magnesium-alloy body.” Its fully upgradeable features “allow users to start with an entry model for L1 GPS that can be upgraded to L1 GPS+GLONASS, to L1/L2 GPS, up to 72-channel L1/L2 GPS+GLONASS receiver.”
The new SHC250 data collector incorporates the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 OS, built-in Bluetooth modem and the new Spectrum Survey Field software “that fully controls the GRX1 receiver with unsurpassed ease and speed,” Welch said. “This new GNSS system provides unmatched versatility and usability in RTK, network RTK and static applications that require millimeter or centimeter positioning accuracy.”
The GRX1 GNSS receiver features:
The SHC250 data collector features:
The new controller software, Spectrum Survey Field, and the comprehensive GNSS software, Spectrum Survey Office, will also support existing Sokkia GPS receivers.
Contact 800.4.SOKKIA for more information.
Nivcomp Digital Level
The new Nivcomp Digital Level puts a modern twist on an ancient measurement method by merging today's digital technology with a traditional liquid level.
Calculators for Pipefitters, Plumbers
New handheld calculators are specifically designed for pipefitting and plumbing trades.
Calculated Industries, maker of the award-winning Construction Master calculators, has developed two new handheld calculators specifically designed for the pipefitting and plumbing trades.
Designed with extensive input from industry professionals and educators, The Pipe Trades Pro and PlumbingCalc Pro are lightweight, easy to carry, work with feet-inch fractions and include built-in reference tables for various pipe types, materials and sizes of pipes. Both provide a simple way to deal with conversions and calculations, including flow rates, velocity, force, pressure, volumes, slopes, percent grades, drops (run, rise and pitch), offsets and fill weights, and include a built-in right angle math and pressure drop for any pipe size, type or distance.
The Pipe Trades Pro even solves rolling offsets, parallel pipe cutbacks, and has functions for advanced math, including trigonometry and exponential functions.
“Having the answer to these complex calculations within easy reach, in a fast and accurate form is much easier than trying to remember the formulas or going through the trouble of looking them up in a reference book or on a chart,” says Mark Paulsen, vice president of marketing at Calculated Industries. “These tools will save time and money when fitting pipe, where tight working areas and the potential for misalignment are challenges for pipe pros.”
The Pipe Trades Pro ($89.95 MSRP) version is designed for pipefitters, sprinklerfitters, steamfitters, welders and plumbers who install pipe.
The PlumbingCalc Pro ($69.95 MSRP) is designed for those who design, install and maintain plumbing systems in commercial, industrial, municipal, and larger residential projects.
Both calculators are rugged — and come with a dust, shock and moisture resistant Armadillo Gear cover.
Milwaukee M12 M-SPECTOR digital inspection camera
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its LITHIUM-ION system with the new M12 M-SPECTOR AV.
As the next generation of professional inspection technology for Milwaukee, and building on the award winning success of the original M12 M-SPECTOR, the new digital inspection cameras allow users to capture up to 12,000 photos and record up 90 minutes of audio/video.
“Milwaukee’s digital inspection cameras significantly enhance productivity by helping professionals quickly and accurately locate and evaluate common jobsite problems,” says Paul Fry, Director of M12 for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “With the addition of recording ability, professionals can now inspect and document issues, download the information to their computer and send visual confirmation to a customer or supervisor for review.”
The new M12 M-SPECTOR AV is available with a 17mm digital flexible camera cable (2311-21) for general applications or a 9.5mm analog flexible camera cable (2312-21) for automotive applications. Both models feature a 4X LED brightness control, a 4X zoom, and a 3.5” High resolution color LCD for clear and accurate images. Each camera will also come equipped with a 2 GB SD card and a USB port to download directly from the camera.
With the introduction of the new M-SPECTOR AV and plans to grow the M12 cordless platform in the future, Milwaukee continues to expand its leadership position in the sub-compact category. The M12 platform will include over 20 tools by the end of 2009 that offer innovative solutions in power, productivity, and portability.