On-Site Magazine

Topcon expands construction layout portfolio

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Technology

(Photo courtesy of Topcon Positioning Systems)

Topcon Positioning Systems has launched the LN-50 3D laser, the latest addition to the company’s LN layout navigator family of instruments. Intended to be an affordable and easy-to-use solution for digital layout, the LN-50 has a 50-metre (164-foot) range, making well suited to mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) trades, concrete contractors, and others. Regardless of digital technology experience, the laser is designed to achieve high-speed precision in measuring and layout work, mitigating the risk of errors that can lead to costly rework.

The LN-50 works exclusively with Topcon Digital Layout building construction software. The software is compatible with CAD and BIM software setups and can be used with the Point Manager plug-in for Autodesk Revit or AutoCAD.

“The family of products features a one-button, self-leveling setup that a wide variety of trade professionals can be comfortable using, particularly those transitioning from traditional layout and measuring methods to digital workflows,” said Ray Kerwin, director, global product planning at Topcon. “The easy-to-use Digital Layout software controls the 3D laser and makes it ‘smart’ so that the user can lay out building corners or plumbing sleeves, for instance, and do it efficiently.”




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