Bosch GPL 3 Professional manual

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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Range finder
  • Model/name: GPL 3 Professional
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Safety Notes
Point Laser
Working safely with the measuring
tool is possible only when the op-
erating and safety information are
read completely and the instruc-
tions contained therein are strictly
followed. Never make warning labels on the
measuring tool unrecognisable. SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
f Caution – The use of other operating or
adjusting equipment or the application of
other processing methods than those
mentioned here, can lead to dangerous
radiation exposure.
f The measuring tool is provided with a warn-
ing label in English (marked with number 5
in the representation of the measuring tool
on the graphics page).
Do not direct the laser beam at
persons or animals and do not
stare into the laser beam your-
self. This measuring tool produces
laser class 2 laser radiation ac-
cording to IEC 60825-1. This can
lead to persons being blinded.
f Do not use the laser viewing glasses as
safety goggles. The laser viewing glasses are
used for improved visualisation of the laser
beam, but they do not protect against laser
radiation.
f Do not use the laser viewing glasses as sun
glasses or in traffic. The laser viewing glass-
es do not afford complete UV protection and
reduce colour perception.
f Have the measuring tool repaired only
through qualified specialists using original
spare parts. This ensures that the safety of
the measuring tool is maintained.
f Do not allow children to use the laser meas-
uring tool without supervision. They could
unintentionally blind other persons or them-
selves.
Holder
Keep the holder 8 away from
cardiac pacemakers. The mag-
nets 12 generate a field that can
impair the function of cardiac
pacemakers.
f Keep the holder 8 away from magnetic data
medium and magnetically-sensitive equip-
ment. The effect of the magnets 12 can lead
to irreversible data loss.
Functional Description
Please unfold the fold-out page with the repre-
sentation of the measuring tool and leave it un-
folded while reading the operating instructions.
Intended Use
The measuring tool is intended for determining
and checking horizontal and vertical lines as
well as plumb points.
IEC 60825-1:2007-03
<1 mW, 635 nm
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Technical Data
Product Features
The numbering of the product features shown
refers to the illustration of the measuring tool
on the graphic page.
1 Exit opening for laser beam
2 Latch of battery lid
3 Battery lid
4 On/Off switch
5 Laser warning label
6 Tripod mount 1/4"
7 Serial number
8 Holder
9 Locking screw for holding device
10 Screw holes of holder
11 Opening for strap attachment
12 Magnets
13 1/4" tripod mount on holder
14 5/8" tripod mount on holder
15 Measurement plate with stand*
16 Protective case
17 Laser viewing glasses*
18 Tripod*
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the
standard delivery scope of the product. A complete
overview of accessories can be found in our acces-
sories program.
Assembly
Inserting/Replacing the Battery
Alkali-manganese batteries are recommended
for the measuring tool.
To open the battery compartment 3, turn the
latch 2 in clockwise direction to position and
pull off the battery lid. Insert the batteries pro-
vided. When inserting, pay attention to the cor-
rect polarity according to the representation on
the inside of the battery compartment.
Position the battery lid to the bottom of the
housing and then push it upward. To lock the
battery lid, turn the latch 2 in anticlockwise
direction to the position.
When the laser beams flash slowly during oper-
ation, the batteries are low. When the flashing
begins, the measuring tool can be operated for
approx. 8 h.
Always replace all batteries at the same time.
Only use batteries from one brand and with the
identical capacity.
f Remove the batteries from the measuring
tool when not using it for extended periods.
When storing for extended periods, the bat-
teries can corrode and discharge themselves.
Point Laser GPL 3
Professional
Article number 3 601 K66 1..
Working range 30 m
Levelling Accuracy ±0.3 mm/m
Self-levelling range
(typical) alongside the
– longitudinal axis
– lateral axis
±5°
±3°
Levelling duration,
typically <4 s
Operating temperature –10 °C ... +50 °C
Storage temperature –20 °C ... +70 °C
Relative air humidity, max. 90 %
Laser class 2
Laser type 635 nm, <1 mW
Tripod mount 1/4"
Batteries 3 x 1.5 V LR6 (AA)
Operating life time,
approx. 24 h
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003 0.25 kg
Dimensions 104 x 80 x 40 mm
Degree of protection IP 5X
Please observe the article number on the type plate of
your measuring tool. The trade names of the individual
measuring tools may vary.
The measuring tool can be clearly identified with the
serial number 7 on the type plate.
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Operation
Initial Operation
f Protect the measuring tool against mois-
ture and direct sun irradiation.
f Do not subject the measuring tool to ex-
treme temperatures or variations in tem-
perature. As an example, do not leave it in
vehicles for longer periods. In case of large
variations in temperature, allow the measur-
ing tool to adjust to the ambient temperature
before putting it into operation. In case of
extreme temperatures or variations in tem-
perature, the accuracy of the measuring tool
can be impaired.
f Avoid heavy impact or falling of the measur-
ing tool. After heavy exterior impact on the
measuring tool, an accuracy check should
always be carried out before continuing to
work (see “Levelling Accuracy”).
f Switch the measuring tool off during trans-
port. When switching off, the levelling unit,
which can be damaged in case of intense
movement, is locked.
Switching On and Off
To switch on the measuring tool, push the
On/Off switch 4 upward so that “I” is indicated
on the switch. Immediately after switching on,
the measuring tool sends a laser beam out of
each exit opening 1.
f Do not point the laser beam at persons or
animals and do not look into the laser beam
yourself, not even from a large distance.
To switch off the measuring tool, push the
On/Off switch 4 downward so that “0” is indi-
cated on the switch. When switching off, the lev-
elling unit is locked.
Setting the Automatic Switch-off
By default, the measuring tool automatically
shuts off 20 minutes after being switched on.
The automatic switch-off can be set from 20 min-
utes to 8 hours. For this, switch the measuring
tool on, then immediately off, and then on again
within 4 s. To confirm the change, all laser beams
will flash quickly for 2 s after switching on the
second time.
f Do not leave the switched on measuring
tool unattended and switch the measuring
tool off after use. Other persons could be
blinded by the laser beam.
When switching on the measuring tool the next
time, the automatic switch-off is set to 20 min-
utes again.
Working with Automatic Levelling
Position the measuring tool on a level and
firm support, attach it to the holder 8 or to the
tripod 18.
After switching on, the automatic levelling func-
tion automatically compensates irregularities
within the self-levelling range from ±5° (longi-
tudinal axis) and ±3° (lateral axis). The levelling
is finished as soon as the laser points do not
move any more.
If the automatic levelling function is not possible,
e.g. because the surface on which the measuring
tool stands deviates by more than 5° or 3° from
the horizontal plane, the laser beams flash rapid-
ly. In this case, bring the measuring tool to the
level position and wait for the self-levelling to
take place. As soon as the measuring tool is with-
in the self-levelling range of ±5° or ±3° respec-
tively, all laser beams light up continuously again.
In case of ground vibrations or position changes
during operation, the measuring tool is automati-
cally levelled in again. To avoid errors by moving
the measuring tool, check the position of the laser
beams with regard to the reference points upon
re-levelling.
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Levelling Accuracy
Influences on Accuracy
The ambient temperature has the greatest in-
fluence. Especially temperature differences
occurring from the ground upward can divert
the laser beam.
As thermal fluctuation is largest close to the
ground, the measuring tool, if possible, should
be mounted on a commercially available tripod
and placed in the centre of the working area.
Apart from exterior influences, device-specific
influences (such as heavy impact or falling
down) can lead to deviations. Therefore, check
the accuracy of the measuring tool each time
before starting your work.
Should the measuring tool exceed the maximum
deviation during one of the tests, please have it
repaired by a Bosch after-sales service.
Checking the Horizontal Levelling Accuracy
A free measuring distance of 20 m on a firm sur-
face between two walls A and B is required for
the check.
– Mount the measuring tool onto the holder or
a tripod, or place it on a firm and level sur-
face close to wall A. Switch the measuring
tool on.
– Direct the horizontal laser beam against the
close wall A and allow the measuring tool to
level in. Mark the centre of the laser beam on
the wall (point I).
– Turn the measuring tool around by 180°,
allow it to level in and mark the centre point
of the laser beam on the opposite wall B
(point II).
– Without turning the measuring tool, position
it close to wall B. Switch the measuring tool
on and allow it to level in.
– Align the height of the measuring tool (using
the tripod or by underlaying, if required) in
such a manner that the centre point of the
laser beam is projected exactly against the
previously marked point II on wall B.
A B
20 m
A B
180˚
A B
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– Rotate the measuring tool by 180° without
changing the height. Allow it to level in and
mark the centre point of the laser beam on
wall A (point III). Take care that point III is as
vertical as possible above or below point I.
– The difference d of both marked points I
and III on wall A indicates the actual height
deviation of the measuring tool.
On the measuring distance of 2 x 20 m = 40 m,
the maximum allowable deviation is:
40 m x ±0.3 mm/m = ±12 mm.
Thus, the difference d between points I and III
may not exceed 12 mm (max.).
Checking the Vertical Levelling Accuracy
For this check, a free measuring distance of
approx. 5 m between floor and ceiling on a firm
surface is required.
– Draw a straight line on the ceiling.
– Mount the measuring tool to the holder or
a tripod. Switch the measuring tool on and
rotate it in such a manner that the bottom
plumb beam can be seen on the floor.
– Position the measuring tool in such a manner
that the upper plumb beam points against
the line on the ceiling. Allow the measuring
tool to level in. Mark the centre of the upper
laser point on the line on the ceiling (point I).
Also, mark the centre of the laser point on
the floor (point II).
– Rotate the measuring tool by 180°. Position
it in such a manner that the centre of the bot-
tom laser point is directed on the already
marked point II and the upper laser point is
directed against the line on the ceiling. Allow
the measuring tool to level in. Mark the cen-
tre of the upper laser point on the line on the
ceiling (point III).
– The difference d of both marked points I and
III on the ceiling results in the actual devia-
tion of the measuring tool to the plumb line.
On the measuring distance of 2 x 5 m = 10 m,
the maximum allowable deviation is:
10 m x ±0.3 mm/m = ±3 mm.
Thus, the difference d between points I and III
must not exceed 3 mm (max.).
d
180˚
A B
5 m
d
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Working Advice
f Always use the centre of the laser point for
marking. The size of the laser point changes
with the distance.
Attaching with the Holder
To fasten the measuring tool on the holder 8,
screw the locking screw 9 of the holder into the
1/4" tripod mount 6 on the measuring tool and
tighten. To rotate the measuring tool on the
holder, slightly loosen the screw 9.
– Rotate the measuring tool on the holder 8
sideward or toward the rear to make the
bottom plumb beam visible.
– Rotate the measuring tool on the holder 8
to project heights with the horizontal laser
beam.
With the holder 8, the measuring tool can be
attached as follows:
– Mount the holder 8 to the tripod 18 or a com-
mercially available camera tripod via the 1/4"
tripod mount 13. For fastening to a commer-
cially available construction tripod, use the
5/8" tripod mount 14.
– The holder 8 can be fastened to steel parts
via the magnets 12.
– The holder 8 can be fastened to drywalls or
wood walls with screws. For this, insert
screws with a minimum length of 50 mm into
the screw holes 10 of the holder.
– The holder 8 can also be fastened to pipes or
similar beams using a commercially available
strap by threading it through the opening 11
for strap attachment.
Working with the Tripod (Accessory)
A tripod 18 offers a stable, height-adjustable
measuring support. Place the measuring tool via
the tripod mount 6 onto the 1/4" male thread of
the tripod and screw the locking screw of the
tripod tight.
Working with the Measuring Plate (Accessory)
With the measuring plate 15, it is possible to
project the laser mark onto the floor or the laser
height onto a wall.
With the zero field and the scale, the offset or
drop to the required height can be measured
and projected at another location. This elimi-
nates the necessity of precisely adjusting the
measuring tool to the height to be projected.
The measuring plate 15 has a reflective coating
that enhances the visibility of the laser beam at
greater distances or in intense sunlight. The
brightness intensification can be seen only
when viewing, parallel to the laser beam, onto
the measuring plate.
Laser Viewing Glasses (Accessory)
The laser viewing glasses filter out the ambient
light. This makes the red light of the laser appear
brighter for the eyes.
f Do not use the laser viewing glasses as
safety goggles. The laser viewing glasses are
used for improved visualisation of the laser
beam, but they do not protect against laser
radiation.
f Do not use the laser viewing glasses as sun
glasses or in traffic. The laser viewing glass-
es do not afford complete UV protection and
reduce colour perception.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
Store and transport the measuring tool only in
the supplied protective case.
Keep the measuring tool clean at all times.
Do not immerse the measuring tool into water
or other fluids.
Wipe off debris using a moist and soft cloth.
Do not use any cleaning agents or solvents.
Regularly clean the surfaces at the exit opening
of the laser in particular, and pay attention to
any fluff of fibres.
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If the measuring tool should fail despite the care
taken in manufacturing and testing procedures,
repair should be carried out by an authorized af-
ter-sales service centre for Bosch power tools.
In all correspondence and spare parts orders,
please always include the 10-digit article number
given on the type plate of the measuring tool.
In case of repairs, send in the measuring tool
packed in its protective case 16.
After-sales Service and Customer
Assistance
Our after-sales service responds to your ques-
tions concerning maintenance and repair of your
product as well as spare parts. Exploded views
and information on spare parts can also be
found under:
www.bosch-pt.com
Our customer consultants answer your ques-
tions concerning best buy, application and ad-
justment of products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
E-Mail: SPT-Technical.de@de.bosch.com
Ireland
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: +61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 (03) 9541 5555
www.bosch.com.au
People’s Republic of China
Website: www.bosch-pt.com.cn
China Mainland
Bosch Power Tools (China) Co., Ltd.
567, Bin Kang Road
Bin Jiang District 310052
Hangzhou, P.R.China
Service Hotline: 800 8 20 84 84
Tel.: +86 (571) 87 77 43 38
Fax: +86 (571) 87 77 45 02
HK and Macau Special Administrative Regions
Robert Bosch Hong Kong Co. Ltd.
21st Floor, 625 King’s Road
North Point, Hong Kong
Customer Service Hotline: +852 (21) 02 02 35
Fax: +852 (25) 90 97 62
E-Mail: info@hk.bosch.com
www.bosch-pt.com.cn
Indonesia
PT. Multi Tehaka
Kawasan Industri Pulogadung
Jalan Rawa Gelam III No. 2
Jakarta 13930
Indonesia
Tel.: +62 (21) 4 60 12 28
Fax: +62 (21) 46 82 68 23
E-Mail: sales@multitehaka.co.id
www.multitehaka.co.id
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Philippines
Robert Bosch, Inc.
Zuellig Building
Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati City 1200, Metro Manila
Philippines
Tel.: +63 (2) 8 17 32 31
www.bosch.com.ph
Malaysia
Robert Bosch (SEA.) Pte. Ltd.
No. 8a, Jalan 13/6
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor,
Malaysia
Tel.: +6 (03) 7966 3000
Fax: +6 (03) 7958 3838
E-Mail: hengsiang.yu@my.bosch.com
Toll Free Tel.: 1 800 880 188
Fax: +6 (03) 7958 3838
www.bosch.com.sg
Thailand
Robert Bosch Ltd.
Liberty Square Building
No. 287, 11 Floor
Silom Road, Bangrak
Bangkok 10500
Tel.: +66 (2) 6 31 18 79 – 18 88 (10 lines)
Fax: +66 (2) 2 38 47 83
Robert Bosch Ltd., P. O. Box 2054
Bangkok 10501, Thailand
Bosch Service – Training Centre
2869-2869/1 Soi Ban Kluay
Rama IV Road (near old Paknam Railway)
Prakanong District
10110 Bangkok
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (2) 6 71 78 00 – 4
Fax: +66 (2) 2 49 42 96
Fax: +66 (2) 2 49 52 99
Singapore
Robert Bosch (SEA.) Pte. Ltd.
38 C Jalan Pemimpin
Singapore 915701
Republic of Singapore
Tel.: +65 (3) 50 54 94
Fax: +65 (3) 50 53 27
www.bosch.com.sg
Vietnam
Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte. Ltd – Vietnam
Representative Office
Saigon Trade Center, Suite 1206
37 Ton Duc Thang Street,
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
HCMC
Vietnam
Tel.: +84 (8) 9111 374 – 9111 375
Fax: +84 (8) 9111376
Disposal
Measuring tools, accessories and packaging
should be sorted for environmental-friendly
recycling.
Only for EC countries:
Do not dispose of measuring tools
into household waste!
According the European Guideline
2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment and its
implementation into national
right, measuring tools that are no longer usable
must be collected separately and disposed of in
an environmentally correct manner.
Battery packs/batteries:
Do not dispose of battery packs/batteries into
household waste, fire or water. Battery packs/
batteries should be collected, recycled or dis-
posed of in an environmental-friendly manner.
Only for EC countries:
Defective or dead out battery packs/batteries
must be recycled according the guideline
91/157/EEC.
Batteries no longer suitable for use can be
directly returned at:
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
E-Mail: SPT-Technical.de@de.bosch.com
Subject to change without notice.
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