Measuring and surveying
Years ago the term “laser” used to strike fear in those that would hear the word on a construction site for the first time (remember, I’ve been involved in this market for over 40 years) but now as you well know they are very commonplace.
October 6, 2016 - Eye Trax adds two new camera systems to its product line-up — the Mega and the Predator series.
Today let’s look at the simplest of the survey instruments, the automatic level. Although they have been around for many decades they really haven’t changed all that much. Automatic levels are very precise survey instruments with the ability to give you millimeter vertical accuracy over an entire jobsite whether it’s the addition of a deck on the back of a house or new high-rise building.
Over the past decade of so there has been a real proliferation of suppliers selling and promoting survey instruments. Companies that have little or no history in this market are now involved. This has lead to much confusion and misinformation as they try to get market share.
Dec. 7, 2015 - Trimble has introduced the Spectra Precision DG613 and DG813 pipe lasers, a new generation of DialGrade lasers for the installation of gravity flow pipelines.
April 1, 2014 -  US Radar Inc. has introduced the Quantum Imager, the world’s first ground-penetrating radar system to use triple-frequency radar technology for locating and imaging objects at greater depths and with higher resolution than competitive single- or dual-frequency systems.
Jan. 13, 2014 - The lightweight, Gen-Eye POD and MINI-POD combine camera, reel, and monitor in an all-in-one package .You get a large 7” LCD color monitor protected by a padded case. It’s mounted on a rugged yet flexible gooseneck that swivels to give you the best viewing angle, wherever you’re working.
Spectra Precision has long been an established brand, known for delivering quality products to the construction market. Focusing on the specific needs of the conventional surveying market, the Spectra Precision brand offers a complete product portfolio including, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Global Positioning Systems, optical total stations, data collection hardware, field and office software, as well as a wide range of construction tools.
Trimble has introduced the new Spectra Precision DR400 DigiRod combination productivity tool. It is designed to eliminate the need for grade rods when checking grades with a rotating laser. The combination of a laser receiver with digital readout, laser distance meter and built-in tilt sensor provides the information required to take rod-less, accurate grade readings, even at tilt angles up to 30 degrees.
Dec. 13, 2010 – RIDGID has expanded its existing diagnostic line with the addition of three new hand-held diagnostic tools: the RIDGID micro LM-100 laser distance meter, the RIDGID micro CD-100 combustible gas detector and the RIDGID micro IR-100 non-contact infrared thermometer.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT RIDGID expands diagnostic equipment line RIDGID has expanded its existing diagnostic line with the addition of three new hand-held diagnostic tools: the RIDGID micro LM-100 laser distance meter, the RIDGID micro CD-100 combustible gas detector and the RIDGID micro IR-100 non-contact infrared thermometer.
Aug. 23, 2010 – Bosch Measuring Tools has announced that the company will soon introduce two more additions to its award-winning lineup. The company is entering the long-range laser-measuring category with two laser distance measuring tools – the GLR500 and the GLR825.
May 25, 2010 — According to Hilti, one kit box is all that professionals now need for leveling, aligning, plumbing and squaring applications. The new Hilti PMC 46 Combilaser offers a full solution in one kit box, allowing professionals to reduce the number of tools and accessories they carry while still being able to meet all application needs.
Sept. 14, 2009 – General Pipe Cleaners Kinetic Water Ram now sports a new carrying case with molded compartments for the Ram and accessories.
Switzerland-based Proceq recently announced the availability of a new product that allows construction and building industry professionals to avoid drilling into rebar, a costly and dangerous hazard.

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