Test & Measurement
Fluke’s 417D Laser Distance Meter speeds up layouts
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
Fluke’s newest and most compact laser distance meter, the 417D Laser Distance Meter, speeds up layouts with instant, one-button measurements up to 131 feet (40 metres) with an accuracy of 0.08 inches. This ultra-portable product increases measurement efficiency while maximizing the reliability of measurements by reducing estimation errors.
Designed for indoor and outdoor applications, the palm-sized product features a bright laser for clearly tracking targets. The rugged 417D can survive a one-metre drop and is rated IP54 for dust and water resistance.
The 417D features a large two-line illuminated LCD screen for easy viewing, and can deliver continuous measurements as well as quick calculations of area (square footage). It also features an automatic shut-off feature, and can last up to 3,000 measurements.