L-743 Ultra-Precision Triple Scan® Laser

L-743 Ultra-precision Triple Scan Laser

Description

Designed primarily for high-accuracy flatness, straightness and squareness measurements of machine tools, the L-743 Ultra-Precision Triple Scan® Laser has 3 auto-rotating laser planes, 3 vertical and 1 horizontal. All 3 laser planes are flat within 0.5 arc seconds (.00003 in/ft or 0.0025 mm/m) in a 360º sweep and 0.25 arc second in a 90º sweep. The top-to-side and top-to-rear laser planes are perpendicular within 1 arc second (.00006 in/ft or 0.005 mm/m). The 2 side and rear laser planes are perpendicular to within 3 arc seconds. It also features 2-arc-second illuminated level vials.

The laser is mounted on an adjustable base with coarse and fine pitch, roll and yaw adjustments, so that each laser plane can project the measurement reference out to 100 feet (30.5 m) in radius in all directions. The laser is completely self-contained and can operate on battery or AC power.

Since the L-743 has 3 laser planes, multiple machine axes can be aligned and measured at the same time. In addition, laser planes make formerly difficult alignment measurements, like roll in horizontal and vertical machine axes, a very easy process.

The laser can project the measurement reference out to 100' (30.5 meters) in radius for each laser plane, so surfaces up to 200 feet (61 meters) can be measured in 1 setup.

Applications

  • For alignments with tolerances of .00003 in/ft. or 0.0025 mm/m or greater
  • Measuring and aligning:
    • The flatness and straightness of almost any surface (squares, frames, ways, flanges, circles, etc.)
    • Leveling almost any surface (squares, frames, ways, flanges, circles, etc.)
    • The flatness and straightness of horizontal and vertical surfaces
    • The straightness of horizontally and vertically traversing axes of machine tools
    • The squareness of vertical to horizontal surfaces, up to 100 feet (30.5 m) long
    • The squareness of 2 vertical surface, up to 100 feet (30.5 m) long
    • The parallelism of vertical or horizontal surfaces
    • Checking plumb of a vertical surface up to 100 feet (30.5 m) long
    • Checking machine tool guideway twist and parallelism between guideways
    • Measuring surfaces up to 200 feet (61 meters) long with 1 setup
  • Machining centers, gantries and lathe guideways and beds
  • Roll grinding machines
  • Roll forming machines
  • High-precision water-jet cutting machines
  • High-precision laser-cutting machines
  • Machine tool alignment, such as
    • Horizontal boring mills and machining centers
    • Vertical boring mills and machining centers
    • Gantries
    • surface grinders
    • Vertical turning lathes (VTLs)
    • Automotive transfer-line wing bases
    • Injection molding machines and presses
    • Aircraft assembly (seat track alignment, setting water, butt and station planes, wing-to-body and body-to-body join alignment, etc.)
  • Roll alignment:
    • Paper mills,
    • Printing presses
    • Film lines

FEATURES

  • Two continuously rotating laser planes (1 horizontal and 1 vertical) with operational range of 100 feet (30.5 m) in radius.
  • High accuracy:   laser planes flat to 0.5 arc seconds (.00003 in/ft or 0.0025 mm/m) in a 360º sweep and 0.25 arc seconds in a 90º sweep
  • Planes are mutually square with an accuracy of up to 1 arc sec (.00006 in/ft. or 0.005 mm/m).
  • Includes Pitch/Roll/Yaw adjustment base with coarse and fine adjustments.
  • Standard illuminated levels accurate to 3 arc second (.00018 in/ft. or 0.015 mm/m).
  • Optional L-740SP high-accuracy, split-prism illuminated levels accurate to 1 arc second (.00006 in/ft. or 0.005 mm/m).
  • Uses A-1519-2.4ZB Single-Axis, Wireless Targets – 1.2 in (33 mm) PSD, .00002 in (0.0005 mm) resolution.
  • Optional Ultra-Accuracy Target:   A-1520-2.4ZB Single-Axis, Wireless Targets – .39 in (10 mm) PSD, .00001 in (0.00025 mm) resolution.
  • Wireless targets provide real-time alignment data updating simultaneously.
  • Align and monitor multiple axes simultaneously using up to 99 targets at the same time.
  • Usually 1-2 setups per machine.
  • Setups typically take 10-20 minutes or less.
  • Short warm-up
  • Optional Windows Win7/8/10 software for quickly recording and analyzing machine geometry data
  • Battery or AC powered
  • Laser and targets fit into portable shipping case
  • L-742WW version has 2 vertical laser plane used for roll alignment and flatness, straightness and squareness measurements of vertical surfaces

Specifications

Weight:

Laser: 6.75 lbs (3.1 kg)
Battery Pack: 1 lb (0.45 kg)
L-123 Base: 10 lbs (4.54 kg)

Material:

Laser: Aluminum and Stainless Steel
L-123 Base: Aluminum

Laser Type:

Visible diode, 670 nM wavelength Class II (Class I in scanning mode) .160 in (4.06mm) beam diameter

Laser Power:

<1mw/Beam

Beam Stability:

Translation: .0001 in/hr/ºF (.005mm/hr/ºC)
Angular: 0.2 arc sec/hr/ºF (0.36 arcsec/hr/ºC)

Beam Straightness:

.000015 in/ft. (0.001 mm/m) +/- .0001 in per 10 feet air noise

Laser Plane Flatness:

0.5 arc seconds (.00003 in/ft or 0.0025 mm/m) in a 360º sweep

0.25 arc seconds (.000015 in/ft or 0.0013 mm/m) in a 90º sweep

Laser Plane Squareness:

Top-to-side laser plane: within 1 arc second (.00006 in/ft or 0.005 mm/m)

Top-to-rear laser plane: within 1 arc second (.00006 in/ft or 0.005 mm/m)

Rear-to-side laser plane: within 3 arc second (.00018 in/ft or 0.015 mm/m)

Operating Modes:

1 or 2 planes, switched individually. 

1 vertical and 1 horizontal laser plane.

Operating Range:

Each laser plane has a 100-foot (30.5 meters) operating range in radius

Power Supply:

9V DC external battery pack (2 cells) or 115/220V AC adapter

L-123 Base Adj. Range:

Coarse: +/- 1.5º

Fine: +/- 0.15º

L-123 Base Adj. Resolution:

Coarse: 1.7 arc sec (0.01 inches/100 ft or 0.250 mm/30m)

Fine: 0.17 arc sec (.001 inches/100 ft or 0.025 mm/30m)

Standard Level Vials:

Illuminated and accurate to 3 arc seconds or .00018 in/ft. (0.015 mm/m)

Optional Hi-Accuracy Level Vials:

L-740 Split-Prism Upgrade:  accurate to 1 arc second (.00006 in/ft. or 0.005 mm/m).

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