Microgage 2D – Parallelism

About Parallelism

The 2D Parallel Kit comes with a 90-Line beam redirector which utilizes an internal optical element called a penta-prism that reflects the laser at precisely 90 degrees to the incoming laser beam. For parallelism measurements, the 90-Line is moved sequentially along the laser path to create multiple reference lines, or planes, that are each square to the original laser reference line and parallel to each other. Along each of these individual square reference lines, the Microgage receiver takes a series of readings to see how that surface, shaft, track, or object is positioned relative to the square laser reference beam. The 90-Line is then moved to a new position, creating another square laser line, parallel to the last line, which measures the position of the next track, shaft, or surface.

 Parallelism Details

  • 2D LCD Display Unit
  • Ruggedized, all aluminum flip top display unit
  • Precision Tripod Mount
  • Pinpoint Capture™ Software
  • Measure distances from a few inches up to 150 feet
  • Precise down to 0.0001 inch (depending on application)
  • Quick return on investment
  • Intuitive set up and use
  • Improves efficiency and expands in-house capabilities
  • Removes guesswork for alignment or measurement
  • Minimizes machine downtime
  • Supports preventative maintenance efforts
  • Eliminates need for outside alignment contractors
  • Reduces machinery installation costs
  • Measuring and aligning rollers and web handling systems
  • Aligning precision tracks and guide rails
  • Installing gantry slides and router assemblies
  • Checking and aligning pallet loaders
  • Align unwind and take up roll sections
  • Measuring parallel edges
  • Aligning sprocket and drive systems
  • Checking columns on injection molding machines

Measuring System


Measurement resolution

0.0001″ (2.5 micron)

Measurement accuracy

± 0.0002″ or 1% of measurement (5 micron)

Operating distance

6” to 180”

Laser Transmitter*


Laser accuracy

≤ 2 arc-seconds

Laser level

10 arc-second, machinist grade

Laser source

laser diode, 636Nm, < 1mW

Laser repeatability

<1 arc-second

Laser dimensions

4.3” L x 2.6” D x 8.1”C

Laser housing

solid machined aluminum, hard anodized coating



Active detection area

(0.75″ x 0.75″ 19mm x 19mm)

Receiver housing

solid machined aluminum & hard anodized coating

Receiver dimensions

2.0” x 2.0” x. 20”

Smart Display


Display configuration

hand-held, portable, self-contained


0.0001″ (2.5 micron)


inch, mm, mils, custom


Monochrome Display




data readings up to a 1,000


solid machined aluminum, hard anodized coating

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Discuss your application needs with one of our alignment specialists or contact us with any questions you may have. We can be reached at:

(Phone) 978-532-8001 • (Fax) 978-532-8002 • (Email) info@pinpointlaser.com

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