The Microgage 1000 laser alignment system is available from Pinpoint Laser Systems. Applications include checking machine straightness, precision leveling, measuring machinery wear, monitoring rail and slide parallelism, and verifying the perpendicularity on metal cutting and turning machinery. The system features a compact laser transmitter and a remote digital receiver that provides readings to 0.001 in. and operates overruns of ≥80 ft. The laser transmitter is self-contained, battery-operated and enclosed in an aluminum anodized housing 9 in. long. The microgage has precision-machined reference surfaces and many mounting locations.