Laser distance measurer
Finalist in Test Instruments, Meters, and Data-loggers in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The GLR825 laser distance measurer by Bosch Measuring Tools can measure in 11 different modes for distances up to 825 ft and is accurate to within 1 mm. The instrument offers users the flexibility of measuring from one of four distinct points, including a multifunctional extension pin. The tool has enough built-in memory to store up to 30 results. The product has a 1.6 times magnification viewfinder for precision laser sighting in long-range or outdoor applications.
A glass lens and ceramic optics carrier provide maximum durability, and the unit is IP54 protected against dust and water.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.