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A new stage of the evolution of the line // Laser Roulette: the main advantages, illustrations and subtleties of choice

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Table of contents

  • 1 Features of functioning
  • 2 Advantages and disadvantages
    • 2.1 dignity
    • 2.2 disadvantages
  • 3 subtleties choice
  • 4 Examples of specific models
  • 5 conclusion

Laser tape measure - a prime example of technological progress in the construction industry. Thanks to this device do not need to "crawl" on all the walls in the room to make accurate measurements and apply the desired markup. It is this wonderful device will be discussed below.

Photo laser roulette

Photo laser roulette

Features of functioning

Infrared Roulette is a small electro-optical device that allows:

  • Conduct measurements of distances between objectsAs well as areas and volumes of the premises;
Demonstration of measuring the distance between two points using a laser tape measure with his hands

Demonstration of measuring the distance between two points using a laser tape measure with his hands

  • Relay all the information to a personal computer for further processing;
Transferring data from a laser rangefinder to a PC

Transferring data from a laser rangefinder to a PC

  • Highlight the control points and the line marking the future.
Creating a line marking for cutting chipboard electric jigsaw

Creating a line marking for cutting chipboard electric jigsaw

How does this happen? How to measure distances using a laser rangefinder?

Usually it looks like this:

  • The user installs the device on a flat place and presses the power button on it;
As a flat surface can be not only the floor, but also a wall, ceiling, sloping beams or ventilation pipe, as in the photo

As a flat surface can be not only the floor, but also a wall, ceiling, sloping beams or ventilation pipe, as in the photo

  • The machine is set-up and produces a red laser beam to the desired point;
  • The display shows the numbersShowing the number of meters or other units of the device to the selected point.

What happens in this case from a technical point of view?

Here's what:

The operating principle of a laser range finder

The operating principle of a laser range finder

  • Measuring tape with a laser sends a series of pulsesWhich is reflected from the material object, back and captured the receiver;
  • Built into the microprocessor device based on time intervals between pulses by sending and return calculates their distance proydonnoeThat gives then to the screen.
Touch of a button, the display shows the figures for the required distance

Touch of a button, the display shows the figures for the required distance

Advantages and disadvantages

What are the advantages of laser tape measure? What does this automation of measurement processes master? Let's see:

dignity

  • The possibility of the implementation of all necessary measurements without assistance. With this tool no need to look for a partner who will be required to hold the other side of the untwisted measuring tape;
All measurements are easily performed with only one hand

All measurements are easily performed with only one hand

  • Elementary instruction manual. In order to perform the above operation does not require me finish some special courses, everything is done intuitively simple: put or put, turned and looked at the screen;
  • The ability to measure the object to which it is not possible to reach with a conventional tape. The main thing that the laser beam is sought;
  • High speed data acquisition. You just press the button and the device has already issued the required values ​​on the display;
For a time, until a ray of "escapes", and the microprocessor will count, you can even blink do not have time

For a time, until a ray of "escapes", and the microprocessor will count, you can even blink do not have time

  • Availability of the "Laser Pointer". Generated machine completely flat red line may also act as an excellent marking;
Installation of the hook with the help of the considered equipment

Installation of the hook with the help of the considered equipment

  • High accuracy of measurements. Ray devices, supplemented by an electronic "brain" is much more accurate coiled in a spiral metal strip and your hands;
  • The possibility of finding not only the remoteness of one object from another, but also more area and volume of the room.

disadvantages

Without "a spoonful of tar in a barrel of honey" is also not done.

There are a couple of negative aspects in this unit:

  1. High enough price. The presence of electronics, transducer and display, of course, makes the cost of the laser is much roulette above their classical alternatives, consisting mostly of spiral wound metal belts;

If you do not do construction or finishing work professionally, then for a single project more efficiently will take a laser rangefinder for hire. It is more favorably affect your family budget.

  1. The relative fragility. If, again, a comparison with the conventional roulette, the beam, of course, need more careful attitude to the process operation to save all e-filling and screen safe;

I recommend to choose samples with protection against mechanical impacts, dust and moisture. Although they are more expensive, but also to work without negative consequences will be able to much more severe conditions.

subtleties choice

Which laser roulette choose to get from its use of maximum return and do not spend too financially?

To achieve the "golden mean" between price and quality, I advise to pay attention to the following nuances:

  1. class. Like most other construction power tools, laser tape measure can be domestic and professional classes. But then the line is slightly shifted to the side and is not strictly on the border between the handyman and the professionals working at a construction site on a daily basis.
    For example, for tilers working indoors quite enough of the apparatus, which is designed for life. And now the designer "in the field" need a more serious machine. So, decide first on the field of activity;
  2. Long-range. How to choose a laser tape measure according to this parameter? Very simple. If you plan to perform the work only in the room, then it will be enough copies, sending ray of 30-50 m. But to measure long distances on the street is better to have to buy the device, acting on the 50 and 200 m;

To use the rangefinder on the street I recommend acquiring a sample with a tripod. Then you will have no difficulty in finding a flat surface.

Staff will be very useful where hard to find a suitable setup for laser roulette base

Staff will be very useful where hard to find a suitable setup for laser roulette base

  1. Accuracy. Most rangefinders it is plus / minus 1.5-2 mm. This is acceptable, and for domestic and professional tools;
  2. brand name. Qualitative and expensive brands are represented by the western manufacturers as «BOSCH», «Stabila», «Trimble» and «Leica». China also offers though and can not boast of such a high quality, but it will cost you much cheaper. How to choose a company in the end be guided by his own wallet and future load on the device;
«BOSCH» - a guarantee of high quality

«BOSCH» - a guarantee of high quality

Warranty and service. At whatever brand you do not stop, be sure to check for its service centers in your area. Otherwise, in the event of a breakdown range finder can be considerable difficulty in his mended.

Quality repair laser pointer involves not only the presence of a qualified person, but also the necessary spare parts

Quality repair laser pointer involves not only the presence of a qualified person, but also the necessary spare parts

  1. Size, shape and weight. Take your favorite device in hand, feel as he lay down. Laser measuring tape should fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and not to delay the pocket with its transportation;
Small and netyazholoe device - what you need

Small and netyazholoe device - what you need

  1. additional functionality. Each function - is to increase the cost of the apparatus.

So before you choose the electronic roulette, decide which ones you really need:

  • «Bluetooth». It enables wireless transmission of the data to a personal computer, a tablet, a laptop or a smartphone;
Wireless data transfer to a plate

Wireless data transfer to a plate

  • The hinged bracket. It enables to perform measurements from the inner corner;
EXAMPLE beam rangefinder hinged bracket

EXAMPLE beam rangefinder hinged bracket

  • Calculator areas and volumes. Useful in the implementation of many construction works;
  • Memory built-in type. It helps to perform complex calculations;
  • Optical sight. Visualizes point generated by the beam that is in demand outside in bright sunlight.
EXAMPLE rangefinder with integrated sighting

EXAMPLE rangefinder with integrated sighting

Examples of specific models

What laser tape measure can be found in stores?

Very different, here are some examples:

  • «ADA Cosmo MINI A00410" model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance From 5-cm to 30-m
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 10.7 cm
Width 3.8 cm
Thickness 2.4 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference one
Weight 110 g
possible error Plus / minus 3 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
the operation temperature From the 0th to + 40-degrees Celsius
The country of manufacture Chinese People's Republic
Country of origin of the brand Hong Kong
cost of 3000 rubles
Sample model «ADA Cosmo MINI A00410"

Sample model «ADA Cosmo MINI A00410"

  • «Bosch GLM 30 0.601.072.500» Model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance From 15-cm to 30-m
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 10.5 cm
Width 4.1 cm
Thickness 2.4 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference one
Weight 100 g
possible error Plus / minus 2 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
the operation temperature -10-to + 45 degrees Celsius and
The country of manufacture Malaysia
Country of origin of the brand Germany
cost of 4200 rubles
Sample «Bosch GLM 30 0.601.072.500» model

Sample «Bosch GLM 30 0.601.072.500» model

  • «INSTRUMAX SNIPER 50 IM0107» Model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance From 5-cm to 50-m
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 10.5 cm
Width 5.5 cm
Thickness 2.9 cm
batteries 3 pcs.
The starting point of reference two
Weight 115 g
possible error Plus / minus 2 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
the operation temperature -5-to + 40 degrees Celsius and
The country of manufacture Chinese People's Republic
Country of origin of the brand Russia
cost of 3150 rubles
Sample model «INSTRUMAX SNIPER 50 IM0107»

Sample model «INSTRUMAX SNIPER 50 IM0107»

  • «ADA Robot 40 A00241" model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance Up to 40-m
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 11.6 cm
Width 5.4 cm
Thickness 3.5 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference Three
Weight 155 g
possible error Plus / minus 1.5 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
the operation temperature From the 0th to + 40-degrees Celsius
The country of manufacture Chinese People's Republic
Country of origin of the brand Hong Kong
cost of 4200 rubles
Sample «ADA Robot 40 A00241" model

Sample «ADA Robot 40 A00241" model

  • "The practice of the DL-20 241-192" Model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance From 5-cm to 20-m
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 10.2 cm
Width 3.6 cm
Thickness 2.2 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference one
Weight 70 g
possible error Plus / minus 1.5 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
the operation temperature From the 0th to + 40-degrees Celsius
The country of manufacture Chinese People's Republic
Country of origin of the brand Russia
cost of 2650 rubles
The sample model "PRACTICE DL-20 241-192"

The sample model "PRACTICE DL-20 241-192"

  • «Condtrol XP2 1-4-080» Type:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance From 5-cm to 70-m and
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 10.5 cm
Width 4.7 cm
Thickness 2.7 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference two
Weight 83 g
possible error Plus / minus 2 mm
Wavelength 650 nm
the operation temperature From the 0th to + 40-degrees Celsius
The country of manufacture Chinese People's Republic
Country of origin of the brand Russia
cost of 5000 rubles
Sample «Condtrol XP2 1-4-080» model

Sample «Condtrol XP2 1-4-080» model

  • «DeWalt DW 03101" model:
Parameter Description
Height 18 cm
Width 13.5 cm
Thickness 7.5 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
Weight 360 g
The country of manufacture Hungary
Country of origin of the brand United States of America
cost of 12300 rubles
Sample «DeWalt DW 03101" model

Sample «DeWalt DW 03101" model

  • «FLUKE-424D» Model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance Up to 100-m and
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
Height 10.2 cm
Width 3.6 cm
Thickness 2.2 cm
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference two
Weight 158 g
possible error Plus / minus 1 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
The country of manufacture United States of America
Country of origin of the brand United States of America
cost of 17650 rubles
Sample model «FLUKE-424D»

Sample model «FLUKE-424D»

  • «Leica Disto X310 790 656" model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance Up to 100-m and
Input voltage 1.5
The starting point of reference Three
Weight 155 g
The presence of the thread under the tripod installation ¼ inch
possible error Plus / minus 1 mm
The country of manufacture Austria
Country of origin of the brand Switzerland
cost of 19300 rubles
Sample «Leica Disto X310 790 656" model

Sample «Leica Disto X310 790 656" model

  • «Leica Disto D810 touch 300009» Model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance Up to 200 m
The built-in sight Yes
possible error Plus / minus 1 mm
The starting point of reference Four
Weight 238 g
possible error Plus / minus 1 mm
The country of manufacture Austria
Country of origin of the brand Switzerland
cost of 63250 rubles

Sample «Leica Disto D810 touch 300009" model

  • «PATRIOT LM 601 120201040" Model:
Parameter Description
The value of the measured distance From 20-cm to 60-m
emitter class Second
Input voltage 1.5
batteries 2 pcs.
The starting point of reference two
Weight 130 g
possible error Plus / minus 2 mm
Wavelength 635 nm
The country of manufacture Chinese People's Republic
Country of origin of the brand United States of America
cost of 3950 rubles
Sample «PATRIOT LM 601 120201040" model

Sample «PATRIOT LM 601 120201040" model

conclusion

You are familiar with the device as a laser tape measure. Learn its capabilities and advantages, as well as information received that, on what to look for when making a purchase. I recommend to view the video in this article. In the comments you can pose any questions.

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