The Kapro Digiman 985D series box level combines a professional-grade digital level with an LCD readout and a spirit level with one level and one plumb vial for determining horizontal and vertical plane as well as incline. Digital readings, shown on a backlit LCD, are accurate to 0.1° for level and plumb and 0.2° for angle of incline. The level has shockproof, solid acrylic vials that have a sensitivity of 0.5 mm/m (0.0005"/inch) and are machined from an optical-grade acrylic block to provide clear readings and resist breakage. Sensitivity rating of the vials is Versuchs und Prüfanstalt Remscheid (VPA) certified according to Geprüfte Sicherheit (GS) standards. The level vial and the plumb vial with top-view sight (Dual-View Plumb Site) can be read from the side and the top. Digital functions include a mode function for selecting degree, percentage, and pitch, a hold function that freezes a reading on the display, storage and recall of up to nine measurements, recalibration, and a buzzer at 0°, 45°, and 90° inclinations. The digital readout flips when the level is turned upside down and operates on one 9V battery (sold separately). A low-battery indicator signals when the battery needs to be changed, and the readout turns off after 10 minutes of non-use to conserve battery life. The base of the level is magnetic for adhering to metal surfaces. End caps absorb shock from impacts and an ergonomic, non-slip handle provides portability and ease of use. The level has an aluminum body for light weight and corrosion resistance. The level is available in 24" and 48" lengths. Levels are used in the building trades, engineering, surveying, and metalworking, among other applications.
Levels are instruments that are used to determine the true horizontal or vertical plane of a surface. The most common type of level is the spirit level, or bubble level. Spirit levels have a liquid-filled, bowed tube (also called a vial) with a bubble that moves when slight adjustments are made to the level. When the bubble settles between marked points on the vial, it indicates that a surface is horizontally or vertically straight. Levels can have one or more vials to determine the horizontal plane, the vertical plane, or various points between, such as a 45-degree angle, simultaneously. Some levels include a laser line indicator that projects a horizontal or vertical beam on a surface. Bullseye levels, or surface levels, are circular, flat-bottomed spirit levels that determine whether a surface plane is level. Machinists’ levels are made of metal and have surfaces designed specifically for rugged use in a machine shop or tool room. Levels can range from highly-complex and accurate machines, such as those used in the surveying and construction industry, to precision instruments used in carpentry and other building trades, to simple, pocket-sized devices for do-it-yourself projects.
Kapro manufactures spirit levels, laser levels, layout tools, and measuring tools. The company, founded in Israel in 1974, meets International Organization of Standardization (ISO) standards 9001, 14001, and SA8000.