Trimble combines pointer and crossline
By Sandy Guthrie12 April 2016
Trimble has revealed at Bauma that it is adding the new Spectra Precision LT52 Point and Crossline laser to its line of laser products.
The LT52 combines a five-beam laser pointer with a horizontal and vertical crossline laser to provide what it describes as a versatile laser tool to be used in a wide variety of construction alignment applications.
It said the Spectra Precision LT52 reduced a contractor’s initial investment by combining two products – a laser pointer and a crossline laser – into a single solution.
For interior work, the laser is used for horizontal and vertical alignment, wall layout, acoustic ceiling installation, point transfer up and down, wall and floor tiling, finish carpentry and right angled squaring.
Mike Bank, general manager of Trimble’s Precision Tools, said, “This is a tool for all construction trades.
“Wall crews, mechanical installers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and anyone needing alignment and elevation reference can use this tool to increase their productivity and accuracy.”
The LT52 can be configured with the optional Spectra Precision HR220 Line Receiver, making the laser and receiver package suitable for short-range exterior general levelling and alignment tasks including elevation checks for decks, pools, masonry work, sceptic tank installation and landscaping.
Trimble said that automatic self-levelling ensured accuracy and fast setup. If the laser is bumped or disturbed, an “out-of-level” warning alerts the user. Bright points and cross lines can be seen in almost all interior working conditions, said the company. It added that points were round and focused for easy marking and were visible up to 60m away.
The LT52 laser tool is expected to be available in mid-May 2016 through the Spectra Precision dealer network.