The new Rugby 55 laser construction tool from Leica Geosystems features, says the company, an easy-to-use keypad, a watertight seal, variable head speeds, selectable scanning modes, a bright red beam and an alkaline or rechargeable NiMH battery pack. According to Leica, the Rugby 55 has several new features including a Scan-90 function, which automatically moves the scanning or stationary beam in 90-degree intervals through each of the four axes. The Rugby 50, says Leica, is designed for the general contractor who needs a tough, affordable laser. The H.I. (height of instrument or elevation) Alert function turns on automatically thirty seconds after it has completed leveling. The H.I. Alert feature monitors the Rugby 50 as it works and shuts it down if it senses a bump or movement of the tripod.
Staff | September 28, 2010