PEABODY, Mass., Sept. 10, 2010 — For precision measuring, machine alignment, calibration and other demanding industrial applications, Pinpoint Laser Systems Inc. has launched the two-dimensional Microgage 2D. Roll and web lines, computer numeric control cutting and milling equipment, lathes, stamping presses, injection molding machines, extrusion systems and other production equipment are easily checked and aligned for improved operating efficiency and reduced downtime. The device is compact and easy to set up and use on the factory floor. It includes instructions that show up on the display to guide the operator through his alignment project. It combines a compact laser transmitter with a receiver and digital display. As the laser moves across the receiver in a vertical or horizontal direction, the display provides a reading of the motion, accurate to 0.0025 mm. The measuring system will operate over a distance of 30.5 m with a bright red beam that is quickly adaptable to many industrial applications. Several simple accessories allow for alignment of straightness, run out, parallelism, squareness, roll and web alignment, shaft and bore alignment, flatness measuring and more. The two-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 push-button keypad and large LCD make the device easy and convenient to use in demanding industrial environments. A serial and USB interface 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 and can be easily carried out onto the manufacturing floor.