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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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey