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Making it easy to design your living space: The PLL 2 cross line laser from Bosch Align objects at any desired angle

  • Easy to operate, self-leveling tool for do-it-yourselfers
  • The first cross line laser with integrated digital angle display
  • Projects lines at any desired angle and is a digital spirit level
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  • March 19, 2014
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Anyone who wants to customize their living space can make use of the PLL 2 cross line laser from Bosch in future. It can be used to easily align objects such as light fixtures, shelves and pictures and place them in a certain position – either exactly at one height, parallel to one another or also along a diagonal. The PLL 2 is the first cross line laser that can project lines at any desired angle. This is made possible by the incline function with digital angle display: if you set the incline function on the tool – indicated by a locked padlock – and tilt the PLL 2 parallel to the wall, the selected angle from 0 to 90 degrees is shown in the illuminated display at all times. On the basis of the projected lines, wallpaper with geometric patterns, tiles or areas of color, for example, can then be aligned at any desired angle. The supplied target plate ensures high angular accuracy. It helps you set up the projection side of the PLL 2 exactly parallel to the wall. This ensures that the angle shown in the display and the actual angle are always identical.

Design living space creatively with the PLL 2 from Bosch
The PLL 2 opens up a great many design possibilities. For example, creative do-it-yourselfers can use the cross line laser to attach their very personal and unique clock to the wall. To do so, simply tilt the PLL 2 all around in 30-degree steps, mark the numbers for the hours, design the individual segments as you like, for example in different colors, position the clock mechanism in the middle – and your unique clock is complete.

Versatile tool for all relevant leveling applications in the household
Alongside the incline function, the PLL 2 provides two more functions that cover classical DIY tasks: it has an automatic leveling function and can also be used as a digital spirit level. The automatic leveling function is used when exact horizontal or vertical lines are required, for example when hanging up pictures, fitting shelves and wall cabinets, or when wallpapering. The function is indicated by an open padlock because the pendulum on which the laser diode is seated is free to move in this operating mode.

If the automatic leveling function has been selected, the instrument projects either a horizontal or vertical line, or both laser lines as a cross. In the process, the PLL 2 levels itself in less than five seconds. If automatic leveling is not possible, for example because the surface on which the measuring tool has been placed deviates from the horizontal by more than four degrees, the digital display flashes and the laser lines that are automatically projected when the tool is switched on are switched off immediately. This “out-of-level” function ensures error-free horizontal and vertical alignment. The typical leveling accuracy is ± 0.5 millimeters per meter.

To check whether a stove, washing machine or worktop is level, the PLL 2 can also be used as a digital spirit level. A symbol on the left of the display lights up as soon as the “digital spirit level” mode is active. If you then place the PLL 2 on the surface to be checked, it indicates the existing inclination in the display with an accuracy of ± 0.2 degrees. To ensure this accuracy permanently, the instrument can be self-calibrated in only a few moves after transport, after longer storage periods, or if it has been exposed to temperature fluctuations.

Easy to operate – with or without a tripod
The PLL 2 cross line laser is very easy to operate: you use the red sliding switch on the side to choose between the incline function and automatic leveling function and to switch the instrument on and off. The button on the top right can be used to switch on the laser lines individually as well as to set the “digital spirit level” mode. The button on the top left is used for self-calibration. This means that all the functions can be set in only a few moves. It is particularly easy to align the cross line laser using a tripod: it has a ¼ inch thread and fits on all commercially available construction and photography tripods.

The PLL 2 cross line laser will be available in two versions from April 2014 onwards:
  • in transparent plastic packaging with a soft bag, target plate, and three 1.5 V LR03 AAA batteries for 109.99 euros.
  • as a set in a carton with the same scope of delivery plus adjustable tripod with a height of 1.5 meters for 129.99 euros.
All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

 Specifications PLL 2
 Working range 10 m
 Measurement radius 0 – 90°
 Leveling accuracy ± 0,5 mm/m
 Self-leveling range ± 4°
 Typical leveling time < 5 s
 Measuring accuracy of spirit level ± 0.2°
 Measuring accuracy of incline function ± 1.2°
 Laser diode / Laser class 640 nm, < 1 mW, Class 2
 Power supply 3 x 1.5 LR03 V AAA batteries
 Operating time approx. 5 h (with continuous
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 123 x 67 x 110 mm
 Weight without batteries 400 g

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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