The Various Applications Of Laser Distance Meter

The Various Applications of Laser Distance Meter

Laser distance meter is perfect for professionals that want a technologically advanced but easy to use distance measurement.

There are 100 ways to use a laser distance meter:


  1. Measures distances over areas in which there are obstacles in the way barring the use of measuring tapes of wheels.
  2. It can calculate the internal floor space or volume of a room of a building
  3. Create as-built dimensions where no blueprints are given
  4. Determine the footprint of equipment to aid in layout
  5. Confirm that new construction satisfies usage requirements
  6. Layout parking lots
  7. Determine if the sides of the room are completely parallel
  8. Confirm CAD sketches for as-builts and design drawings
  9. Can measure via triangulation the height or width of buildings
  10. Provide precise estimates and measure distances, area, or volume.
  11. Quote on crane needed for rooftop equipment replacement
  12. Measure ceiling height
  13. Calculate the needed wire rope for crane
  14. Set up collision detection for cranes without the need for aerial lifts and tape
  15. Measure runway spans for cranes
  16. Measure ceiling heights needed in installing emergency lightings, sprinklers, fire extinguishers
  17. Determine accurate room dimensions to guarantee correct chemical concentration for Clean Agent Fire Suppression System
  18. Measure distances from machines for safety equipment
  19. Measure fire suppression tanks’ water levels
  20. Document the location of standing water or leaks found with a thermal imager or infrared thermometer.
  21. Measure the height for appropriate ladder selection
  22. Measure room dimension to know how many floors covering is required
  23. Measure the room dimension to determine how much paint is required
  24. Use in setting up floor support in large communication rooms.


  1. Locate underground cable faults and tell the precise distance of fault from starting point without measuring tape of wheel
  2. Locate underground cable and shoot back with distance meter
  3. Measure distances of underground cables from landmarks or known hazards
  4. Determine the length of wire
  5. Measure depth and distance of underground conduit
  6. Measure distance to determine voltage drops
  7. Calculate total length needed for setting up wire assemblies and harnesses
  8. Measure the height of high voltage lines
  9. Determine distances for the linear length of wire or cable runs
  10. Determine distances for linear feet or meters of conduit required for new installations
  11. Measure distances to objects within hard-to-reach drop ceilings to specify overhead cable runs
  12. Measure ceiling height to determine rod lengths for drop ceiling installations or lighting fixtures
  13. Measure distance under subfloors or buildings for networking
  14. Measure power system devices’ distances.
  15. Measure the electrical room square for regulation verification
  16. Determine where to place power connections to the power supplies in manufacturing floor layouts
  17. Determine distance around walls for proper receptacle placement per code
  18. Determine the distances between electrical service poles
  19. Measure disconnect placement for spas and pools


  1. Determine the length of the conveyor belt
  2. Calculate the conveyor belt’s capacity based on its length
  3. Estimate heat loading by measuring the distance between machines
  4. Determine the ventilation requirements of equipment
  5. Confirm the accuracy of tank level transmitters
  6. Measure power plant water intake’s water level
  7. Determine the volume of industrial ovens
  8. Align large welding fixtures
  9. Check calibration of automated product shuttle distance sensors


  1. Determine the distances for air handler spacing­­­
  2. Size ducts for traversals
  3. Specify duct run type
  4. Determine room volume for airflow requirements
  5. Measure distances for duct runs (installation or replacement)
  6. Determine pipe drainage’s rise or drop distance
  7. Compute duct lengths for static pressure drop
  8. Measure roof height for flue lengths


  1. Measure condensation lines for installation or repair
  2. Determine the size of the yard to figure out sprinkler heads needed
  3. Determine the distances between tower drives for water pressure calculation
  4. Measure distance for pump lines and piping runs
  5. Measure distance between pumps and distance the pump needs to push the liquid


  1. Find horizontal lengths for finding out rain gutter length
  2. Measure distances from roads and property lines to obey with local building codes
  3. Find out the amount of sheetrock to cover surfaces
  4. Determine trench, hole depth
  5. Find out insulation requirements
  6. Find out offset needed for septic systems


  1. Specify length to access light fixtures in high ceilings for maintenance
  2. Determine the distance from power supplies for LED and low-voltage electronic loads
  3. Find out the number of power supplies needed in temporary LED lighting applications
  4. Determine lumen requirements based on ceiling height
  5. Find the center point of ceiling and other key locations for lighting installations


  1. Find out network equipment spacing in communication rooms
  2. Measure reach and distance between wireless network elements for IT installations


  1. Approximate guy-cable lengths for cell towers
  2. Find out the safe distance from microwave transmitters on cell towers
  3. Measure the height of equipment on utility poles in surveying for cell towers sites
  4. Measure heights of lines and brackets on transmission towers for upkeep


  1. Determine roof width and peak height to compute roof pitch is estimating the output of solar panels.
  2. Find out roof area for solar panel size estimates
  3. Record location of shading analysis for ground-mounted photovoltaic array


  1. Calibrate on-board distance and warning system
  2. Set up a stopping distance course for demonstration and brake test
  3. Check for vehicle oversize load clearances.

Multimedia and Theatre

  1. Measure the height of a lighting pipe to raise theatrical lighting trusses to a certain height above the stage.
  2. Calculate viewing angles and audio-based predicted coverage maps
  3. Determine the height of the video projector and screen for calculation of light and pixel per inch quality of the projection
  4. Figure length for video and camera cable compensation computations
  5. Measure distances for camera lens selection, focus, and zoom settings


  1. Confirm the source-to-image distances for X-ray equipment
  2. Confirm if discrete medical equipment distance requirements are met when systems are installed


  1. Continuously measure automated moving equipment to confirm the correct location
  2. Find the distance from a target to the optical micrometer mounted on an alignment telescope for setups in a calibration lab
  3. Find the distance between surveillance cameras and the desired coverage
  4. Check the measurement from objects for setting thermal imager rangers
  5. Determine the distance to spot accuracy on infrared thermometers.


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