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Fluke Announces New Laser Distance Meters

September 2, 2008

The devices provide fast, accurate measurement in electrical, HVAC, and industrial applications.


EVERETT, WA /Marketwire/ -- Fluke Corp. has announced the new Fluke 416D and 411D Laser Distance Meters, designed to precisely and quickly measure distances up to 200 ft., using advanced laser measurement technology.

Faster and less cumbersome than traditional tapes or wheels, these pocket-size, professional-grade distance sensors, sometimes called laser tape measures, help electricians, facilities managers, and HVAC contractors save time and labor. Instead of walking back and forth across a space with tape or wheel, the user can simply place the meter at the starting point, point the laser at the target, press one button, and instantly read the distance, all without the help of a second person to hold the other end of the tape measure.

Laser distance measurement technology makes the Fluke 416D and 411D Laser Distance Meters "far more accurate and dependable than devices using ultrasonic technology." The Fluke 411D Distance Meter measures up to 100 ft. (30 m), with accuracy of +/- 0.12 in. (+/ - 3 mm); the Fluke 416D measures up to 200 ft. (60 m), with accuracy of +/- 0.06 in. (+/- 1.5 mm).

Both distance meters have a bright laser for easy targeting and large liquid crystal displays. Buttons are positioned for one-hand operation. The simple user interface allows you to easily add or subtract measurements and quickly calculate area and volume. An automatic shut-off feature improves battery life, providing up to 3000 readings (411D) or 5000 readings (416D) from a pair of AAA batteries. In addition to its increased range and accuracy, the Fluke 416D Distance Meter also offers a three-line, backlit display for improved visibility, memory for saving ten measurements, splash and dust protection (IP54), and an audible activation shut-down notification.

Fluke Laser Distance Meters boost productivity and save money by helping speed the measurement process and eliminate costly estimation errors. They are built to withstand a 4-ft. drop, featuring the ruggedness and reliability that professionals have come to expect from Fluke.

Laser Technology
Laser distance meters emit light pulses with a defined wavelength and frequency. The laser beam is reflected off the target and back to the distance meter at the speed of light. The returning wavelengths and light pulses change in relationship to the ones sent out by the meter. The difference between the two signals is proportional to the distance to the target.

Unlike ultrasonic meters, the laser distance meter's narrow laser beam prevents the reflection off objects that aren't targeted, avoiding false readings. "Laser distance meters are much more accurate and reliable and measure much longer distances than ultrasonic meters."

The Fluke 416D is priced at $109.00, and the Fluke 411D is priced at $229.00. They are available from Fluke distributors now. Both laser distance meters come with an instruction book, carrying pouch to secure on a tool belt, 9 V battery, and two-year warranty.

For more information on the Fluke 416D and 411D Distance Meters, visit or contact Fluke Corp., PO Box 9090, Everett, WA 98206, call 888-308-5277, fax 425-446-5116, or e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com.

About Fluke
Fluke Corp. is a world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control.


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