Microgage 2D- Straightness

About Straightness

Product # – PR-ST02

The Microgage works on a very simple principle: Laser light travels in a straight line. If you attach a laser transmitter to one assembly and a laser receiver to another, then the alignment of the two assemblies will equal the X/Y displacement of the laser beam at the receiver. And Microgage 2D measures all this with a precision of 0.0001 inch over distances of up to 150 feet.

The Microgage 2D is specifically designed so users can handle virtually any alignment application, with set-up taking only minutes in most cases. The flip top monitor provides measurement readings using a multi-function keypad built directly into the metal base, delivering a flexible and shatter-proof way to retrieve measurement results via wires or wirelessly with receivers.

Straightness 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
  • Aligning long rail and track sections
  • Checking roll flatness and profiles
  • Lathe and spindle alignment
  • Measuring linear deflections
  • Shaft and drive alignment
  • Checking for runout on moving slides, tables and stages
  • Positioning bearings and shaft supports over long runs
  • Monitoring surface deflections and bending in long structures
  • Measure bend and profiles in tracks and guide rails

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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