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LATEST PRESS RELEASES FROM SOLA

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11.06.2024

METRON 20

The new METRON 20 laser distance meter from SOLA combines the four key measurement functions in one compact and user-friendly device. With a maximum measurement tolerance of just ±2 mm, it ensures precise results for a variety of applications at distances of up to 20 m.

28.05.2024

1949 LIMITED EDITION

SOLA, the renowned Austrian manufacturer of measuring and marking tools, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. On this occasion, the company presents the two-piece anniversary level set: 1949 LIMITED EDITION. These levels meet the highest standards of quality and precision – whether in practical use or as valuable collector's items.

07.05.2024

PLANO 4D GREEN

The PLANO 4D GREEN line laser offers a variety of applications for interior construction and stands out for its high precision and user-friendliness. The device projects two clearly visible horizontal and two vertical green 360° laser lines, each of which can be switched on individually. Its ground-level horizontal laser line is ideal for precise flooring work, such as checking for unevenness or height differences. By using a handheld receiver, the laser can reach a range of up to 80 m. Additionally, the switchable tilt function allows for precise marking of slopes.

13.02.2024

SOLA Data Connector

It’s a common challenge: Manually transferring measurement values into a computer can be both time-consuming and prone to errors. With the SOLA Data Connector, we present an innovative solution. It allows for the swift, precise, and hassle-free transfer of measurement values from the digital tape measure CITO to any desired program on your PC, all at the push of a button. The system requirements for your end device are simple: it must run on Windows® 10 or higher and support Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) technology.

07.11.2023

CPM

The mechanical construction pencil CPM with reliable feed mechanism sets new standards in terms of precision and reliability. The pencil’s wide lead has a rectangular cross-section that enables particularly precise marking and drawing on a range of surfaces. The CPM is available with leads in different hardness grades and can be easily swapped out and refilled. Housed in a durable plastic casing, the CPM is particularly tough and is designed for use on construction sites.

07.11.2023

IMW

The white lacquer-based industrial marker IMW has been specially designed for industrial applications. Equipped with a round tip and a line thickness of 4 mm, the IMW is ideal for reliable marking on dark and smooth surfaces. Thanks to its high pigmentation value, the IMW provides excellent coverage for impressive visibility and readability. In addition, the industrial marker is waterproof, ensuring your markings remain in place and legible, even in the harshest conditions.

07.11.2023

PM DUO

The PM DUO is a unique marker pen, which combines the features of a deep hole marker and a permanent marker in one pen. This pen is ideal for a range of trade projects and boasts versatility and precision, thanks to its two tips, making the PM DUO perfect for all requirements, whether precise drill hole marking or permanent marking.

06.10.2023

WMD

The digital WMD combines the functionality of an adjustable angle finder and a ruler, and shows the measurement on the in-built display. The WMD makes it quick and easy to measure, mark, and transfer both external and internal angles, and delivers precise measurements with an accuracy of ±0.3°. The WMD is available in two lengths: a compact 200 mm version (total length 400 mm) for performing simple tasks, and a professional 500 mm version (total length 1000 mm) for more demanding projects.

12.04.2023

CROSSLINE GREEN NX

SOLA has unveiled a new version of its CROSSLINE GREEN cross line laser, the new CROSSLINE GREEN NX. Upgraded technology means the new model has a longer operating time of around eight hours. The self-leveling CROSSLINE GREEN NX projects a horizontal and vertical green laser line with a maximum measuring tolerance of ±0.2 mm/m. When combined with a handheld receiver, the device has a range of up to 80 m.

07.03.2023

RS 18 & RS 30

In the RS 18 and RS 30, SOLA is expanding its range of squares with two new rafter squares with edge lengths of 18 cm and 30 cm. Both rafter squares are in the shape of an isosceles right-angled triangle with a T-edge on one leg and they combine the features of a ruler, try square, miter square, angle meter, and a rafter measurer. In addition, they can be used as a scribing tool or a saw guide, thanks to their durable edge. Made from aluminum, the rafter squares are lightweight, yet robust and durable.

11.10.2022

T PRO

At just 23 cm and featuring a magnetic base and V-groove on the upper measuring surface, the new T PRO torpedo spirit level is suitable for a wide range of measuring tasks. Thanks to its three vials, the T PRO allows you to carry out measurements horizontally, vertically, and even at a 45° angle and all with a measuring tolerance of ±1 mm/m. The extra-large vial recesses ensure maximum readability. The robust aluminum frame combined with ABS plastic guarantees a long service life at a low weight.

13.09.2022

METRON 30 BT and METRON 80 BTC

Following the success of the METRON 60 BT during the past year, SOLA is now adding two new laser distance meters with Bluetooth technology to its “Digital Series.” The new METRON 30 BT for shorter distances of up to 30 m, with its six measurement functions, is suitable for a wide range of possible applications. The new professional device for demanding applications is the METRON 80 BTC for distances up to 80 m, which boasts 16 comprehensive measuring functions and a pointfinder camera. Both models are equipped with Bluetooth, meaning that measured values can be transferred directly to your smartphone via the SOLA Measures app.

23.08.2022

CITO

The CITO digital tape measure from SOLA can measure lengths of up to 5 m and displays the measured value in either mm or cm. The digital display has a measuring tolerance of ±1.0 mm. The CITO has two measurement reference points on the front and rear edge, making it perfect for many measurement requirements. The tape is highly resistant to scratches, water, and chemicals thanks to its special nylon coating. The permanent tape break automatically secures the tape in place when extended. Equipped to protection class IP54, the CITO is protected against dust and splashes and is suitable for measurement applications both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the CITO can be used with the SOLA Measures app.

13.07.2022

SOLA Wins a Red Dot Design Award 2022

SOLA has won a Red Dot Design Award 2022 in the product design category for its GO! SMART digital inclinometer and protractor. The around 50-strong international Red Dot Award jury were impressed by the tool’s user friendly design, which ensures easy and intuitive handling. The “Red Dot” award has established itself as one of the most well-respected seals of quality in the field of product design around the world.

15.03.2022

PLANO 3D GREEN

The new PLANO 3D GREEN line laser from SOLA with REAL GREEN laser diodes can be used universally and can achieve a range of up to 80 m when used with the handheld receiver. The device has one horizontal and two vertical 360° green laser lines, which can be switched on individually. The easy to use PLANO 3D GREEN levels quickly and extremely precisely with a maximum measuring tolerance of just ±0.30 mm/m. Thanks to the selectable tilt function, the device can also mark slopes. Equipped with powerful rechargeable lithium-ion battery cells, the PLANO 3D GREEN stands out due to its long operating time of around 8 hours.

01.02.2022

EVO 360

Intuitive, robust, and ultra-precise: The new fully automatic self-leveling EVO 360 rotation laser from SOLA. With its user-friendly one-button operation, the device levels quickly and easily, both horizontally and vertically, with a maximum measuring tolerance of 0.1 mm/m. The radius of the laser is 20 m, or 300 m with handheld receiver, which equates to a working area of 600 m in diameter. The device automatically offsets inclines of up to 5°. The EVO 360 has a protection class of IP66 and is therefore protected against dust and water.

13.04.2021

RED CLIP

The new RED Clip from SOLA is the first metal spring clip on the market that can be used to attach a spirit level to a screeding edge or screeding level, resulting in a wider range of applications for the screeding edge/level. This combination can now be used to precisely level horizontal surfaces, measure façades in a vertical position and measure inclines digitally. The RED Clip is compatible with all spirit levels from SOLA’s RED series and all SOLA screeding edges and screeding levels with a rectangular profile. The RED Clip is protected by a utility model in Germany.

09.03.2021

METRON 60 BT

The new METRON 60 BT laser distance meter measures distances of up to 60 m with an accuracy of ± 1.5 mm. The device has nine measuring functions including measured value memory and is suitable for a diverse range of indoor and outdoor applications. With the integrated Bluetooth interface, measured values can be directly and wirelessly transferred to a smartphone via the SOLA Measures app.

19.01.2021

CLKS

The chalk line is an indispensable tool for marking straight lines with chalk powder, both indoors and outdoors. Offering even more convenience and speed when working, SOLA is now introducing the CLKS chalk line reel. The robust marking device has a cord length of 30 meters and impresses with its rapid line retrieval with a 6:1 gear ratio and a transparent sliding window.

12.11.2020

DHM and PMB/PMR

With the DHM drill hole marker (black) for deep hole markings and the universal PMB (black) and PMR (red) permanent markers, SOLA has added three waterproof marking pens to its range of markers. The new markers all have a waterproof, fast-drying and light-resistant ink and a practical attachment clip with roll stop. This can be conveniently clipped to the trouser or chest pocket and also prevents the annoyance of the pen rolling away when working on smooth surfaces.

13.10.2020

TLM2

The current SOLA TLM deep hole marker is getting an upgrade and becoming the TLM2. Like its predecessor, the TLM2 marks drill holes quickly and easily up to a depth of 45 mm (1.7 inches). New for the TLM2 is the screw-on attachment made from ABS plastic. This converts the deep hole marker into a mechanical pencil for convenient marking, writing and drawing on a wide range of materials and surfaces.

26.05.2020

GO! smart

The digital GO! smart from SOLA combines the functions of a spirit level, an inclinometer and a protractor in a single device. Equipped with a backlit display and a magnetic base with a V-groove, this compact all-rounder has versatile applications. The GO! smart’s Bluetooth interface means that it can be used together with the free SOLA Measures app, giving you access to useful additional functions.

21.04.2020

RED digital

New name, new color, new features: the digital spirit levels from SOLA are showing themselves in a new light. The original ENW series has been renamed RED digital. It has robust profiles and is painted a bright SOLA red. The electronic inclination module has been fitted with a practical Bluetooth interface. This means all products in the RED digital series can be used with the brand-new and free app 'SOLA Measures'.

01.04.2020

AZM magnetic spirit level gets an upgrade

The AZM, the magnetic version of SOLA’s classic golden AZ spirit level, is getting an upgrade. As of now, extra-strong magnets made from neodymium will be installed in the side of the profile and no longer directly into the measuring surface as in the past. This brand-new lateral magnet installation method developed in-house by SOLA provides noticeable advantages when using the spirit level, in particular when it comes to precision, adhesive force, cleanliness and safety.

10.03.2020

Crossline P2 Green

The new Crossline P2 Green is SOLA’s follow-up model to the Crossline Green line laser, already available as part of the product portfolio. New features include two red plumb points and a switchable tilt function. The Crossline P2 Green is ideally suited for tasks such as plumbing, levelling, aligning or marking out right angles in drywall and interior construction.

20.02.2020

SOLA develops new magnet installation method for spirit levels

SOLA has developed a completely new installation method, specifically for magnetic spirit levels, where the magnets are inserted into the profile from the side. This brings considerable advantages for the user in terms of precision, adhesive force, cleanliness and safety.

03.02.2020

MRMI Installation

The MRMI Installation level from SOLA is the right spirit level for taking measurements during installation work. The robust aluminum profile with its hard anodized coating prevents annoying color abrasion on the measured object. The laterally integrated, extra-powerful neodymium magnet and the V nut ensure optimal adhesion of the spirit level to metallic surfaces and pipes. Thanks to the printed scale with standard installation measurements, installation points can be easily transferred.

03.12.2019

MW 305 and MW 1000

SOLA offers two measuring wheel models with an analogue counting mechanism in two different sizes for different applications. The models have a variety of outstanding features, including an extremely robust counting mechanism with a reset button for zeroing the counter, a height-adjustable telescopic guide rod for easy handling, and an abrasion-resistant precision measuring wheel made from high-quality plastic.

05.11.2019

REDM and BIG REDM

SOLA’s popular spirit level models RED and BIG RED are now available in magnetic. The highlight of these magnetic spirit levels is the entirely new lateral installation of the magnet, with the advantages immediately noticeable to the user when using the spirit level.

11.10.2019

VECTOR 50

The new VECTOR 50 is incredibly easy to use and allows you to work quickly and at maximum efficiency. The enhanced measuring functions of the VECTOR 50 and its operating range of up to 50 meters make this laser distance meter a practical and affordable building aid.

04.07.2019

Screeding Edge AL 2607

Professionals working in façade and interior construction know the requirements that a screeding edge/featheredge needs to meet in day-to-day usage. Despite the high loads placed on it, the tool must not deform and should be reliable in its handling. The new AL 2607 screeding edge from SOLA combines ergonomics and maximum stability in a new combination profile. Thanks to this new shape, it does not twist even under high loads, and stays straight over its entire length.

07.05.2019

CLG

Those who want to mark out straight lines on surfaces both indoors and out, need a highly practical tool: a chalk line reel. The new CLG chalk line reel from SOLA fulfils the specific needs of professional craftsmen. The device has an exceptionally tear-resistant 30-metre cord and a large filling chamber for the chalk powder. It is ideal for applications where a clear visible line is needed, and where the robustness of the cord and housing are paramount.

03.04.2019

ATLAS GREEN

It’s all going green again at SOLA. SOLA is expanding its range of lasers with the ATLAS GREEN. The green, self-levelling multi-line laser has one horizontal and three vertical lines and one plumb point. It has an impressive measuring tolerance of 0.20 mm/m.

17.09.2018

Sola Invests Millions in the North American Market

Sola, the Götzis-based market leader for premium spirit levels, is driving international growth with an investment in US company Keson. From this autumn, all business and sales activities for the North American market will be handled by the newly formed company, Keson LLC. The two contractual parties have agreed not to disclose the size of the investment.

07.05.2018

FLOX

The new FLOX floor and cross-line laser impresses with its front-projected floor cross and levelled wall cross with a measuring tolerance of 0.3 mm/m or 0.5 mm/m, the new FLOX floor and cross-line laser is particularly impressive.

02.04.2018

PLANO 3D

The PLANO 3D from Sola stands out from the crowd with its compact design and ease of use, allowing work to be carried out quickly and with an incredibly low measuring tolerance.

05.03.2018

GO!

Sola is adding to its established range of spirit levels with the handy GO! pocket spirit level. The GO! stands out as it is robust, incredibly easy to use and helps save valuable time on the construction site or at home.

05.09.2017

VECTOR 20

Joining SOLA’s popular and well-established VECTOR 40 and VECTOR 80 laser distance meters is the newest member of the VECTOR family, the VECTOR 20. The VECTOR 20 can be used for length measurement and continuous measurement. It has been specially developed for day-to-day use, when you need measurements fast. In addition, no prior experience with laser distance meters is required.

11.11.2016

RED / BIG RED

With the RED/BIG RED spirit level, the measurement professionals at SOLA have set new standards. Certain details of the most precise box-profile spirit level have been further optimised to guarantee even better functionality, while the uncompromising accuracy that is the mark of all the Austrian market leader's top-of-the-range models remains unchanged.

11.11.2016

ENW

Many years of experience and expertise in the latest technology work in perfect harmony at SOLA in the Austrian town of Götzis, as the relaunch of the ENW proves. This precision spirit level has been equipped with a new, intelligent electronic inclinometer module.

01.04.2016

CROSSLINE

Laser professionals expect a lot from a cross-line laser. Quite right, says SOLA, in bringing to market its powerful CROSSLINE tool, created for indoor and outdoor use. Optimum laser beam visibility and a range of up to 80 metres are what make CROSSLINE a valuable addition to the SOLA laser range.

01.04.2016

RED DOT AWARD 2016

SOLA has won the Red Dot Award for its SMART and CROSSLINE crossline lasers, once again gaining recognition for its superior product design. The award means that both of these products, from the latest generation of lasers, now bear one of the most well-respected seals of quality in the field of design.

01.03.2016

VECTOR 40 & 80

The first question that SOLA faced was: can we develop the right laser distance meters to meet every challenge? The answer is yes! With the VECTOR 40 and VECTOR 80, SOLA has brought two own laser distance meters to the market for the first time, enabling efficient completion of the applications most frequently executed by professional craftspeople.

01.03.2016

HPL

What more can be done to improve spirit levels? Quite a lot, according to measurement professionals at SOLA. With the precision spirit level HPL, they show how it is possible to completely redesign a classic tool used in interior construction.

20.01.2016

German Design Award 2016

German Design Award 2016 for the iOX5 from SOLA Excellent product design enjoys a high priority at SOLA which is illustrated impressively by a long list of international design awards since 1957. With the line- and point-laser iOX5 SOLA continues this tradition: The hybrid laser, which was specially designed for use in drywall construction, was honored with the German Design Award 2016 in the category "Excellent Product Design".

01.07.2015

iF Design Award

In 1957, SOLA was the first Austrian company to win the iFdesign Award.