The maximum accuracy of the laser data provided will help ensure the use of high-quality tripod. It is for this reason that many are interested in varieties and data stamps of devices. No less relevant topics are the competent selection of devices and the possibility of their independent manufacture.
Appointment and design features
First of all, it should be noted that the exploitation of the measuring instruments under consideration provides for a complete oscillation exception. Quality tripod for laser level will provide maximum stability. At the same time there will be no minimum deviations that can negatively affect the marks.
Tripods for levels are a special support or a holder for reliable fixing equipment. It is in this position that it is possible to achieve relevant accuracy of indications. Many specialists refer to the described adaptations to tripods due to their design features and appearance.
In practice, geodetic tripods equipped with special screws are often used to install laser levels. This type of devices can be attributed to the category of universal. They are operated at:
- implementation of control over construction work of various complexity;
- identifying the parameters of objects under construction;
- erection of linear structures (LPP, pipelines);
- identifying and determining the scale of deformation of various structures.
Structural stand for laser levels consists of a base and a tripod head. At the same time, budget models are unsolved. At the same time, professional devices allow you to install different types of measuring instruments. An integral component of the device is a screw that the device itself is attached to the bracket.
Different stand models can be equipped with rectangular, triangular and spherical grounds.
Universal tripods have a more complex design. We are talking about a tripod, in the center of which there is a telescopic type tripod having a worm mechanism. Thanks to such peculiarities, the specialist has the ability to change the position and direction of the central rack. The retractable part allows you to adjust the height of the entire design.
As the demand for measuring equipment and additional devices, manufacturers tried to expand model ranks as much as possible. Eventually Now the market presents a whole list of tripods for laser levels and levels.
It includes many varieties.
- Mentioned above Geodesic tripod, Presenting a specialized device equipped with a thread for installation of instruments. The main advantages in this case include a wide working surface, versatility and maximum reliability of equipment fixing. These tripods are efficiently used when working both in the room and on the street.
- Elemental tripod – device characterized by reliability and allowing to exploit levels with high weight. His main feature is the presence of a crank rack. With the help of the handle of this mechanism, you can adjust the working height with maximum accuracy.
- Photochative, representing extremely lightweight devices. These pluses include mobility, as well as the ability to quickly change not only the location of the device, but also the angle of inclination. The main minus is the presence of rubber overlays on the legs, which complicates the use of outside the premises. An equally important point will be the impossibility of exploitation with strong wind due to low weight.
In addition to the listed, there are wall holders (brackets).
Separate attention deserves another type of fixtures for fixing levels. We are talking about the so-called spacer structures that are an alternative to classic tripods. The principle of operation of this device consists in moving the equipment up and down by the rod. The latter is installed by the versatus between the floor and the ceiling.
These telescopic racks have, as a rule, bright coloring with alternating bands of orange and black colors. This solution allows you to use the rods both in the day and in the evening. The height of some designs can reach 3 meters and more. Aluminum racks are manufactured and have a minimum weight, which simplifies their transportation and installation.
It is important to take into account that spacer rods are operated mainly in the premises.
Nowadays, many companies producers represent their products on the instrument market, measuring equipment and additional devices. Naturally, segment leaders are such giants like Bosch. And in this case we are talking about the largest developer of power tools and electronic devices. For many, this brand is associated with traditional German quality.
In the market, the company offers high-quality tripods of different types, as well as rods and holders for laser levels.
In addition to the German giant, other manufacturers are also.
- Ada Instruments – a company that has begun more than 10 years ago. Initially, it was positioned as a brand of diagnostic and measuring equipment developed for various industries. By the way, the ADA is decrypted as ADDITIONAL ACCURACY, which means “additional accuracy”. Potential buyers manufacturer offers models of geodesic and telescopic tripods and rods.
- CondTrol – One of the well-known domestic manufacturers of measuring instruments for geodesy, as well as the implementation of construction and repair work. The main office of the Russian company is located in Chelyabinsk, and its products are implemented both in the Russian Federation and far beyond.
- Chinese brand of power tools and additional equipment Crown. The company’s products have been presented on the market for over 35 years. Development of the representative of the Middle Kingdom are supplied in more than 40 countries, including the Russian Federation. Starting from the distant 1983, the client base of this manufacturer is constantly expanding.
Taking into account the diversity of available devices in some specialized stores you can find high-quality AEG tripods. Despite the fact that these designs are developed for the installation of lighting devices, laser levels can be fixed on them. By the way, the company has almost 40 years of history and today is a component of such major associations as Electrolux Group and Clattronic GROUP.
Another representative of Russia is Company “Practice”, Machining including wall brackets. Now its products, including high-quality tripods for measuring equipment, can be found in many stores.
Manufacturers from the United States will not remain aside. Their number includes, for example, Dewalt – American brand specializing in the development of power tools and accessories.
Tips for choosing
The higher the class of measurements, the felighted requirements for sets of equipment used. Based on this, special attention should be paid to the main selection criteria including tripods for laser levels. One of the key points will be the material from which the device is made. Most often use:
- Metal (in the overwhelming majority of cases it is aluminum, one of the main characteristics of which is ease);
- Fibergles (fiberglass).
Each of these materials has its own characteristics to consider when choosing a specific tripod model. First of all it is worth paying attention to the deformation under the temperature effects. By the way, the metal has the highest expansion coefficient, and therefore under the influence of sunlight it will deform.
The result of a similar phenomenon can be essential deviations of the road axis from the horizon.
Wooden and fiberglass devices have a practically identical coefficient of temperature expansion. Based on this, it is difficult to give one of the options unambiguous advantage. In this case, most often rely on personal preferences.
Far from the last role when choosing a tripod plays their weight. More enlightened designs provide maximum stability. But at the same time, transportation is significantly difficult and the mobility of equipment is much reduced. Another important criterion – the features of the mechanism of fixing “feet”. At the moment, models are available, equipped with:
- clamping screws;
- fasteners in the form of special clips;
- Combined elements.
The use of models with fixing clips allows you to maximize the speed of work. In situations where the corner headed is a rigid level fixation or level, preference should be given to tripods with screws or combined mechanisms.
Taking into account all existing nuances, the following basic rules of selection of the most suitable fixture can be distinguished:
- With increased requirements for accuracy in priority there will be severe models made of fiberglass or wood;
- If the maximum mobility of the whole structure is required, it will be wiserfully to choose a tripods from aluminum equipped with clips;
- If there is a level with a compensator, you can be guided solely preferences with financial opportunities.
Naturally, the quality of the key criteria includes quality products. In this case, it is necessary to focus on the manufacturer of the tripod. Experienced specialists prefer to enjoy the proven and proven markets of market leaders. Acquisition of such tripods and holders, of course, will cost. However, their operational qualities and durability will fully pay off all financial costs.
How to do?
As noted above, high-quality devices of love stamps will be on the pocket not everyone. Change costs can be reduced by buying Chinese models substantially inferior to them in quality and main characteristics. But do not forget about the possibility of manufacturing the necessary design with your own hands. Homemade tripod can be collected in several ways, namely:
- equipped with fasteners in the form of magnets;
- using the so-called cross-tripod;
- Using appliances fixing belts.
One of the most simple options providing for the minimum cost is the use of a conventional tripod for a camera or camera. If there is such a device, it will only be left to adapt it to the installation of a laser level. A no less simple way will be the independent production of tripods with a platform for levels from any materials. The main requirement will be the stability of the entire design.
Alone and at relatively low costs you can make a telescopic rod. For this, you will need two tubes, the diameters of which are selected so that one thing is in another. One of them should be twice as long. The manufacturing process includes the following steps:
- Large from the tubes cut in half;
- From two ends, the pipes are smaller than the pipe size to achieve a telescopic effect;
- In the tubes, the holes are drilled on which nuts are brewing;
- For fixing the components used lambs with appropriate carvings.
It is important to remember that the total length of the rod must be commensurate with the height of the room. In addition, it is necessary to take into account a small margin so that you can install the rack of the versator between the ceiling and floor.
The fiscal option will be the construction of any sustainable stand. It can even be a cutlets from shovels with a stand made of plywood or OSB plates. It is important to set this design strictly vertically using a regular level or plumb.
The main requirement when using a laser level is its correct installation. That is why at the preparatory stage you need to pay the appropriate attention to the fixation of the device on the tripod. More expensive levels of levels have the function of self-leveling. In other cases, the right position of the entire design is selected by changing the length of the “legs” of support.
Regardless of the design features of fixtures and used adapters, first of all it is necessary to decide on the installation site. We can talk about classic tripods, element models and spacer rods. The location should be such that in the process of measurements there were no interference for rays.
It is advisable to take into account the distance to all objects, which if possible, should be approximately the same.
When using sliding models should be verified in reliable fixation of the leg screws. If the work is performed on the street, then, if possible, the legs should be drown in the ground. At the same time, it is necessary to try to give a platform for setting the measuring instrument the maximum horizontal position.
When choosing a place for a tripod, it is important to take into account the risk of overturning the device, possible vibrations.
If the equipment is operated on a solid surface, its reference elements are recommended to secure in any available way. Some models are equipped with special devices.
The following video presents an overview of telescopic tripods for laser levels Kackad T1.2 and kackad t1.five.