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Publication Date: 05/1/2009
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Pinpoint Introduces Microgage "Disk" Receiver
Disk receiver for laser beams.
Peabody, MA — Pinpoint Laser Systems is adding to its Microgage 2D family of receiver products, which can be used for aligning production machinery and equipment. The "Transparent" Receiver, which allows a laser beam to pass clearly through it while making a precise position measurement for aligning machinery and equipment was introduced last fall has since been improved.

The new unit, the "Disk" Receiver, is compact and will fit into small places for bore alignment, checking such things as extruder barrels and shaft bearings. Both receivers and the host Laser Microgage 2D are highly versatile and can be adapted to many industrial measuring and alignment tasks.

In operation, a narrow laser beam provides a measuring reference line and these receivers determine the position of a machine or sub-assembly relative to this laser reference beam. The new receivers will operate over distances of 100-ft. or more and deliver a measuring precision of 0.0005-in. — suitable for demanding industrial alignment applications.

The Laser Microgage system and these newest receiver additions are well suited for lathe and spindle alignment, checking machine tool runout, roll and web alignment, and precision bore alignment. According to the company, the system is easy to use with instructions that show up on the display, guiding the operator through the alignment project. Several simple accessories allow for alignment of straightness, runout, parallelism, squareness, roll and web alignment, shaft and bore alignment, and flatness measuring. The 2-Axis Laser Microgage operates on batteries for added convenience, and all components are machined of solid aluminum with a hard anodized coating for wear resistance. A sealed pushbutton keypad and large LCD display make the Microgage 2D easy and convenient to use in demanding industrial environments. Serial and USB interfaces connect to a laptop or PC and link to popular spreadsheets for plotting and analyzing data for maintenance records, customer compliance and other uses. The system includes a compact carrying case to store the components, easily carried onto the manufacturing floor.

Contact: Pinpoint Laser Systems, 3 Graf Rd., No. 14, Newburyport, MA 01950 800-757-5383 or 978-462-8056 fax: 978-462-3561 E-mail: Web:

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