Equipment Spotlight: Lasers

November 2010, Vol. 65 No. 11
AGL Construction Lasers GradeLight 3000

Lasers from AGL Construction Lasers, Apache Technologies, Topcon Positioning Systems, Leica Geosystems and AGATEC Construction Lasers.

AGL Construction Lasers
The new GradeLight 3000 introduced by AGL is the shortest pipe laser available. The GL3000 will also compensate up to 6 degrees in its cross axis. The GL3000 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, simply press the alignment button and the laser beam will automatically align itself. AGL invented the first pipe laser over 40 years ago and continues to manufacture lasers at its U.S. factory in Arkansas. 800.643.9696, www.agl-lasers.com

Apache Technologies
The ARROW 2 pipe laser provides the utility contractor with a rugged, reliable tool that stands up to the demands of tough jobsite conditions and has the features required to lay pipe fast and accurately. Almost 5 milliwatts produces a bright red spot. The pipe laser is accurate on grade to ±1/16 inch at 100 feet. All metal construction is rugged with heavy-duty cables and accessories. For remote line control, set line from either end of the pipe. Self-leveling throughout the entire grade range does not require help to get to the higher grade settings. ARROW 2 is totally waterproof as it is purged with nitrogen. Quick charging keeps users and running on 24 hour use on four hour charge. The ARROW 2 system contains the pipe laser, infrared remote line control, universal target, base extensions for 8 and 10 inch pipe, a heavy-duty 12-volt power cable, 110-volt charger and a carrying case. 937.482.0200, www.apache-laser.com

Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon’s TP-L4B is the perfect entry-level utility laser for those in search of high accuracy and great features at an economical price. TP-L4B features include: automatic line centering and grade zeroing; bright, easy-to-read rear display; long-range spot quality; and RC-200 radio remote for complete control of all metal, waterproof housing so you know it’ll survive even under the toughest conditions. 925.245.8300, www.topconpositioning.com