PLS Laser PLS24X Automatic Optical Level with Carrying Case (PLS-60425)
The PLS24X is a traditional optical level designed for general construction layouts. Made with a rugged cover that is weather and dust resistant and high quality optics and an automatic compensator this light weight surveyors tool is a perfect addition to any construction site. The PLS24X Automatic Optical Level brings accuracy and portability to a wide range of applications. Magnetic dampening and an automatic compensator combined with quality optics deliver a precise, easy-to-use instrument.
PLS24x Kit also available.
PLS24X Automatic Optical Level Features:
- Fully automatic, magnetically dampened 24X level
- Accurate up to 1/16 of an inch at 100 feet
- with a base thread of 5/8-11"
- Traditional optical level for general construction layout
- Rugged cover for weather and dust resistant usage
- Defective item will replace or repair no refund
- High quality optics
- Complete with an Automatic compensator
- Light weight construction makes it extremely portable
PLS24X Automatic Optical Level Specifications:
- Magnification Power: 24X
- Accuracy: 1/16 inch @100ft
- Range: 150 ft
- Base thread: 5/8-11
- Automatic Level: Yes
- Optic Level: Yes
PLS24X Automatic Optical Level Includes:
- Operating Manual
- Carrying Case
Automatic Compensator and High-Quality Optics for Accuracy:
Whether they're tackling alignment tasks, elevation checks, or surveying, professional contractors know that layout tasks are a critical component in the completion of all types of construction projects. Having a high-quality, easy-to-operate optical level in your arsenal can help you save time by completing these tasks quickly, and it can help ensure precision--preventing costly missteps during the early stages of a job and letting you double check the accuracy of work as it progresses.
Featuring an automatic compensator, magnetic dampening, and high-quality optics, this PLS level delivers 24X magnification, and it provides a clear, objective aperture. Because the quality of your work depends on the precision of your level, the PLS24X offers accuracy of 1/16 inch at 100 feet and a versatile working range of 150 feet.
Tough Construction for Dependability in Rough Conditions:
Designed to stand up to the rough and tumble realities of indoor and outdoor job sites, the PLS24X is protected by a sturdy cover for weather and dust resistance. Its body is compact and lightweight for portability and maneuverability on the job.
All PLS tools are designed and manufactured to meet strict quality control guidelines, and the workmanship of your PLS24X is backed by a one-year manufacturer warranty. Plus, if your level ever does need to be serviced, PLS offers fast, 48-hour factory turnaround on repairs or replacements to help ensure that your alignment tool continues to provide accurate performance and improved productivity for the full duration of your career.
Set-Up Using a Traditional Flat-Head Tripod:
Erect the tripod and if you are working on dirt, drive each leg of the tripod into the soil by standing on the shoe which projects from each leg. This will ensure that the tripod will not settle unevenly during use.
Level the tripod head by sight or with the use of a torpedo level. This can be done by unlocking the cams on each leg and moving the upper section of the leg up or down. Now fasten the PLS24X to the tripod.
Spin the PLS24X so that the bubble vial is located directly over one of the leveling screws. Do not spin the PLS24X again until you have finished the leveling process.
Standing directly in front of the bubble vial, you are now ready to “rough” level the PLS24X.
To move the bubble in the vial between 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, you turn only the leveling screw under the vial. To move the bubble between 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, you must move the two leveling screws that are not under the vial or, in other words, the two screws located on the backside of the instrument. To do this, place your index fingers on the screws. To move the bubble towards 9 o’clock, you “push” both screws away from you at the same time. To move the bubble towards 3 o’clock, you place both index fingers against the screws and “pull” both screws towards you at the same time.
Once the bubble is stable and located anywhere inside of the black circle on the vial, the PLS24X will self-level and be ready for use.
Set-Up Using a Dome-Head Tripod:
Erect the tripod the same as noted above. Fasten the PLS24X to the tripod. Grasp the entire instrument with both hands and maneuver the bubble until it stops inside the black circle on the vial. The PLS24X is now completely level and ready to use.
Basic Operation of the PLS24X:
Become familiar with the focus knob, which is the large knob located on the right side of the unit when looking through the eyepiece. To swing or “turn” the instrument to the left or right, you turn one of the Horizontal drive knobs. They are the smaller knobs located just above the degree’s circle. It is good practice to keep your “Penta Prism” extended (the small hinged mirror on the left side of the instrument) to confirm that your bubble is stable and inside the black circle on the vial during use.
Turning Angles Using the PLS24X:
Caution should be used when using the PLS24X to turn angles on your jobsite. If you are in need of exacting tolerances in your layout, you should always check the angles you have laid out against a traditional mathematical formula such as a Pythagorean Theorem. Or better yet, if you’re laying out several 90 degrees angles, a PLS5 or PLS5X would be a more efficient and accurate tool for the job.
Position your tripod over your hub, benchmark or control line. Attach the line on the plumb bob to the clip inside of the handle of your tripod. Fasten the PLS24X to the tripod. Reposition the tripod so that your plumb bob is directly over your point of reference and then level your PLS24X as noted above. It may take a couple of tries to get the positioning over your starting point correct.
Align your vertical stadia line (one half of your cross hair) on a point on a wall or column, or on a plumb grade rod or stick. Then turn the PLS24X to your desired angle by counting the degrees on the circle.
Important Storage Information:
Always store and transport your PLS24X in its carrying case. When the instrument is inside its carrying case, the pendulum is locked. This will ensure that the compensator does not bang around inside the instrument causing it to lose calibration when not in use.