Pipe Lasers: Equipment Spotlight

Pipe laser technology from AGL Construction Lasers, Topcon Positioning, Leica Geosystems, Apache Technologies and AGATEC Construction Lasers.

AGL Construction Lasers
The GradeLight 2700 and 3000 by AGL is the shortest pipe laser available. Its 10.5” length makes it ideal for fitting tight inverts. Applications include sanitary and storm sewers, tunneling, and pipe jacking. The GradeLight Series will self-level over its wide +40% to -10% grade range. It’s powered by a Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack, alkaline batteries, or from a 12V DC source with an optional power cord. For strength, the one piece housing and other components are aluminum die casts and extrusions. The inner mechanism also has die cast parts, adding to its precision and reliability. Besides its durable construction, the GL Series is similar to past GradeLight models by having the broadest range of set-up accessories, as well as adapting to those from previous models. 800.643.9696, agl-lasers.com

Topcon Positioning Systems
Topcon’s TP-L4AV has all of the advanced features of Topcon’s TP-L4GV in a bright, perfectly round red beam. Features include: SmartGrade for super-fast, precise grade alignment; a bright LED line pivot locator; a bright, easy-to-read rear display; long-range spot quality; RC-200 radio remote for complete control of all TP-L4AV functions from up to 660 feet away; and all metal, waterproof housing. The TP-L4AV has SmartLine for fast, simple alignment. Just set the target at the far end of the last section of pipe and push the alignment button on the RC-200 remote. The beam automatically centers on the target for perfect alignment every time. 925.245.8300, topconpositioning.com

Leica Geosystems
The Leica Piper series of pipe lasers are perfect for storm and sanitary sewer construction, gravity flow pipe line and anywhere grade and line are required with a single beam. Choose from the Piper 100 or the Piper 200 with Alignmaster. Powerful and compact, the Leica Piper is the only pipe laser that fits inside a four-inch pipe. Both models feature a highly visible red beam with large easy to read LCD display. Other benefits include line and grade locks; wide line adjustment; over full range of self-leveling; wireless remote control; rock solid metal housing; a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack; and 100 percent waterproof. 770.447.6361, leica-geosystems.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, apache-laser.com

AGATEC Construction Lasers
The A710 automatic dual grade laser is designed to work on any job site. It’s ideal for machine control, site work, leveling, alignment and layout. It can be used as a pipe laser for runs up to 100 feet and grades up to 10 percent. The handle is detachable for us in 6-inch pipes. LCD on keypad displays laser functions and status. Other features include: one-touch fully automatic leveling, single or dual slope grade control, rugged waterproof metal housing, automatic and manual modes, H.I. Alert to prevent errors, and electronic field calibration that saves trips to the repair shop. It has an electronic left and right adjustable visible beam for layout and short-run sewer connections. 800.643.9696, agatec-na.com

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