Easy-Laser® E980 - Sawmill

Measurement and alignment of sawmill machinery

The Easy-Laser® E980 Sawmill system will help you increase efficiency and save money in your sawmill. The system measures straightness, flatness and squareness. Simple to use, even for your own maintenance and production staff. Equally useful on band saws and circular saws.

Easy-Laser E980 is a laser based measurement and alignment system that helps sawmills to make optimal use of their facilities. Correctly set up machines make it possible to maintain a high rate of production with the highest quality end products hour after hour.

Easy-Laser E980 makes it fast and easy to measure and adjust reducers, counterholds, band and circular saw blades. The laser transmitter in E980 can be used as a point or a rotating point, which gives a ”plane” to measure against. It replaces the traditional cord/wire, that was tensioned in the centre, and enables us to move around freely in the machine, screwing and adjusting, while following the result of the adjustment in real time.

With E980 you can measure straightness, flatness and squareness in relation to the vertical and horizontal planes if you wish. The system is easy for production and maintenance personnel to use and works for both band and circular saws. In addition, it is excellent for measuring flatness and ensuring that the base remains stable and level.

There is a rapid return on the investment through fewer production stoppages and more even quality in the sawn timber.

Benefits of using Easy-Laser E980: 

  • Less unplanned downtime
  • Better product quality
  • Longer lifetime for blades 
  • Longer lifetime for bearings
  • Less vibration
  • Less waste material

Measurement programs

The featured programs below are the most common used with this system. Please click here for a complete overview of possibilities.
*=accessories needed

Straightness measurement

With our program for measuring straightness, you can easily measure long shafts, rolls, bearings, bases, machine structures etc. All you have to do is define a number of measuring points, in advance or while measuring. You will be able to get the result for both the horizontal and vertical alignment, graphically as well as digitally. To get even more out of your system, add the D22 swiveling laser.

Flatness measurement

Program to measure flatness/twist of (for example) machine bases, machine tables, etc. With advanced "best-fit" calculations.

Squareness

For measurement of squareness in machines and installations.

Parallelism*

For parallelism measurement of rolls, rails, overhead tracks, gantries, metal sheet cutters, production lines, etc. Two methods are available: measurement with Angular prism or with Angle detector E2.

Smart functions

Measurement value filter
Templates
Multiple languages

Documentation

EasyLink™ PC software
Save to USB memory
Save to built-in memory
Create a PDF report
Make a printout

Display unit E51

The display unit for the E series enables you to work more efficiently and for longer than ever before thanks to several innovative solutions. It is also ergonomically designed with easy-to-grip rubber cladding and robust construction.

 

Never lose power

The display unit is equipped with our Endurio™ Power management system. This ensures that you never have to stop in the middle of a measurement because the battery has run out.

Ergonomic design

The display unit has a thin, easy-to-grip and rubber coated profile that ensures a secure grip. It has large well-spaced buttons that give clear feedback when pushed. In addition, the two Enter buttons make the system suitable for both right and left-handed users. The display screen has clear graphics that guide you through the measurement process.

Personal settings

You can create a user profile where you can save your personal settings. You can also have different settings for different types of measurements. It makes work faster!

Language selection

You can choose the language that you want to appear on screen. English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese are available. 

Upgrading

If you wish to expand functionality in the future, the software in the display unit can be upgraded via the internet or by connecting a USB memory containing the new software. In this way you will also have access to the measurement programmes that we develop for new purposes in the future.

  1. Two Enter buttons, for left and right-handed users
  2. Large, easy to read 5.7” colour display
  3. Proper buttons for clear feedback
  4. Thin profile gives a perfect grip for your hands

Detector E5

Very versatile detector for geometrical applications. Compact and ridgid design. For use with either cable or wireless connection. Two connectors for making it possible to connect two detectors or more in series also with cables. 2 axis PSD, 20x20 mm  [0.79”x0.79”]. Built-in 360° electronic inclinometer. Normally mounted on rods, but has many additional mounting possibilities thanks to threads on two sides. With Dual Detection Technology, making it possible to read both fixed point laser and spinning laser with one and the same detector.

  1. Well protected connectors
  2. Rotatable head
  3. Magnet base
  4. PSD (2 axis)

D23 Laser transmitter

Laser transmitter D23 has a motor driven, rotating head that gives a 360° laser plane. Measurement distance up to 20 metres [65´] in radius. Because the laser beam sweeps across the surface you do not need to align the beam for every detector position. Convenient!  

  1. Laser aperture
  2. Motor driven rotating head
  3. Laser aperture
  4. Leveling screws (x2)
  5. Magnetic feet (x3)

A complete system contains

  • 1 Display unit E51
  • 1 Laser transmitter D23
  • 1 Detector E5
  • 1 BT wireless unit
  • 2 Electronic target 
  • 1 Cable 2 m
  • 1 Cable 5 m, extension
  • 1 Magnet base with turnable head
  • 1 Shaft bracket
  • 2 Bracket for electronic target
  • 1 Rod bracket with turnable head
  • 1 Magnet bracket long, with turnable head
  • 1 Magnet bracket short, with turnable head
  • 1 Bracket for tilt table
  • 1 Index table 90°
  • 1 Set of Rods (4x60 mm, 8x120 mm)
  • 2 Large targets 
  • 1 Manual
  • 1 Measuring tape 5 m
  • 1 USB memory stick
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 Battery charger (100–240 V AC)
  • 1 Toolbox
  • 1 Shoulder strap for Display unit
  • 1 Cleaning cloth for optics
  • 1 Carrying case

Display Unit

Name
E51
Part No.
12-0418
Type of display/size
VGA 5.7” colour screen, backlit LED
Displayed resolution
0.001 mm / 0.05 thou
Power management
Endurio™ system for unbroken power supply
Internal battery (fixed)
Heavy duty Li Ion chargeable
Battery compartment
For 4 x R14 (C)
Connections
USB A, USB B, Easy-Laser® units, Charger
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Communication
BT wireless technology
Internal memory
>100 000 measurements can be saved
Help functions
Calculator, Unit converter
Environmental protection
IP class 65
Housing material
PC/ABS + TPE
Dimensions
WxHxD: 250x175x63 mm [9.8”x6.9”x2.5”]
Weight (without batteries)
1080 g [2.4 lbs]

Laser Transmitter

Name
D23
Part No.
12-0168
Type of laser
Diode laser
Laser wavelength
630–680 nm, visible red light
Laser Safety Class
Class 2
Output
< 1 mW
Beam diameter
6 mm [1/4"] at aperture
Working area, range
20-metre radius [65']
Type of battery
1 x R14 (C)
Operating time/battery
approx. 15 h
Levelling range
± 30 mm/m [± 1.7°]
3 x spirit vials’ scaling
0.02 mm/m
Flatness of sweep
0.02 mm/m
Housing material
Anodized aluminium
Dimensions
WxHxD: 139x169x139 mm [5.47"x6.64"x5.47"]
Weight
2650 g [5.8 lbs]

Detectors

Name
E5
Part No.
12-0509
Communication
Wireless unit 12-0436 (separate item)
Type of detector
2 axis PSD 20x20 mm [0.78" sq]
Dual Detection Technology™
Can detect both spinning and stationary laser
Type of display
N/A
Resolution
0.001 mm [0.05 mils]
Measurement accuracy
Spin ±10µm ±1% / Stationary beam ±10µm ±2%
Inclinometers
0.1° resolution
Thermal sensor
± 1° C accuracy
Environmental protection
IP Class 66 and 67
Internal battery
Li Ion
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Protection
No influence from ambient light
Housing material
Anodized aluminium, Plastics
Dimensions
WxHxD: 60x60x42 mm [2.36x2.36x1.65”]
Weight
186 g [6.6 oz]

Wireless Unit

Name
Wireless unit for E7, E5, E4, ES, EM, ESH, EMH
Part No.
12-0436
Communication
BT wireless technology
Temparature Range
-10–50 °C
Environmental protection
IP class 66 and 67
Housing material
ABS
Dimensions
WxHxD: 53x32x24 mm [2.1"x1.2"x0.9"]
Weight
25 g [0.9 oz]

How to align sawmill machinery with laser

Manuals

E980 Manual
E9xx Geometric Manual

Brochures

E980 brochure
Product Catalogue rev. 20
Product Overview

For software, see Support > Software download.

E980 - Sawmill

The Easy-Laser® E980 Sawmill system will help you increase efficiency and save money in your sawmill. The system measures straightness, flatness and squareness. Equally useful on band saws and circular saws.

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E910 - Flange

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E915 - Flange spin

Easy-Laser® E915 is a system used to measure flange flatness of windmill towers and slewing bearings with an easy-to-use rotating laser. 

E920 - Geometric

Easy-Laser® E920 can be used to carry out all the most common geometric measurements; straightness, flatness, squareness, plumb and level. Measurement is quick and precise.

E930 - Extruder

Easy-Laser® E930 is designed to measure straightness and pointing direction, primarily on extruder pipes. Another application can be e.g. hydraulic pipes. 

E950 - Bore alignment

Easy-Laser® E950 makes checking and aligning bearings and bearing journals easy. All of the parts included in the systems are designed and built for even the most demanding workplace and for easy setup on any machinery.

E960 - Turbine alignment

Easy-Laser® E960 Turbine alignment systems make the measurement and adjustment work of diapraghms and bearings easier thanks to the wireless detector unit and measurement programs that guides you through the measurement process.

E970 - Parallelism

For parallelism measurement of rolls and other objects in numerous applications. The E970 is especially suitable when many objects are to be measured and aligned, and when the distances are long. 

E975 - Roll alignment

Easy-Laser® E975 Roll alignment is designed for replacement and alignment of rolls in, for example, printing presses, paper machines and converting machines.