Laser receivers are often included with a laser level package, particularly for exterior applications such as concreting, earthworks and drainage, and thought of as an accessory that isn’t critical to the workflow. But not all laser receivers are created equal! Many cheap options on the market today might look the same at face value, but what you get in terms of performance, reliability and accuracy can be starkly different.
If you’ve ever worked with a Topcon receiver, you’ll know how handy the tiered grade indicators are to let you know how close you are to level. These four tiers that make up the shape of an arrow tell you when you are within 5mm, 10mm, 15mm or 20mm from grade as you move the receiver up and down. “Companies that have been in the laser game for many years and that have positioning and measurement technology at their very core such as Topcon, know a thing or two about making receivers that are user friendly and add value to the precision of the laser itself,” said Topcon wholesale distribution manager for Australia, Paul Sass.
Unlike low-cost options, Topcon laser receivers come with multi-channel support as standard. That means you can run several handheld and machine mount receivers at the same time, all working to different grades across the job site, without any interference.
If you’ve ever worked with a Topcon receiver, you’ll know how handy the tiered grade indicators are to let you know how close you are to level. These four tiers that make up the shape of an arrow tell you when you are within 5mm, 10mm, 15mm or 20mm from grade as you move the receiver up and down.
The newly released Topcon LS-100D kicks precision readouts into another gear, with an accurate millimetre measurement on screen of the distance from grade, along with the graduating arrows to guide you. There are also four accuracy resolutions ranging from 0.5mm to 10mm to cover every application.
Ideal for all vertical and horizontal levelling tasks, the LS-100D has a 90-millimetre reception height and a wide beam capture sensor that rejects interference. With screens front and back, this high-performance receiver also features built-in magnets for vertical and horizontal steel erection, plus a hold button so that you can lock the screen for recording measurements.
Topcon has recently released new packages with the option of either a standard LS-80A receiver or the premium LS-100D. Available in rechargeable and D-cell battery options for the popular RL-H4C construction laser and RL-HVS grade lasers, these packages are designed to provide maximum productivity gains and great value for money.
“In a market that is flooded with imitation lasers that don’t cut it on the job, customers need to look closely at the differences in performance and not just in price,” Mr Sass said.
“With local calibration in Australia, construction-tough housing, unrivalled accuracy and now these great packages that offer excellent value for money, there’s never been a better time to buy a Topcon.”