Development Timeline

  • 1973 - TSI, Inc. develops first LDV system for fluid flow research
  • 1984 - LaserSpeed introduced to aluminum and steel industry
  • 1994 - Length and speed solution developed for light-duty industrial applications
  • 1997 - Heavy-duty solution developed for mill applications
  • 2003 - Beta LaserMike acquires LaserSpeed from TSI, Inc. (Introduces LS8000/8000E)
  • 2007 - Beta LaserMike introduces LS9000 for automatic direction and zero speed detection
  • 2008 - Beta LaserMike introduces LS8000-3 with enhanced capabilities, long stand-off distance
  • 2009 - LaserSpeed gaining wide acceptance across wide range of industries

The History of LaserSpeed


The origins of the LaserSpeed non-contact encoder can be traced back to its early beginnings with TSI, Inc. – an innovative technology company that pushed the envelope in measurement tools. The first system was designed for scientific purposes, but soon thereafter LaserSpeed was introduced to the industry and offered a highly accurate and effective solution for measuring length and speed in a range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals production applications. Through the years, LaserSpeed underwent a technical transformation making the unique laser-based encoder faster, better, and more cost effective. The overall system anatomy has transformed from a larger, complex footprint into a compact, smart design.


With Beta LaserMike at the helm, LaserSpeed has become synonymous with global leadership in length and speed measurement – offering manufacturers in a broad spectrum of industries a true productivity solution. Today, LaserSpeed’s product portfolio includes an assortment of gauges to meet unique budget and application needs. From low-cost solutions…to more comprehensive systems that measure forward/reverse directions and zero speed…to MID capable packages…and units with environmentally protected housings, Beta LaserMike continues to evolve LaserSpeed to meet your most challenging applications. Become part of the LaserSpeed revolution. Explore LaserSpeed today.

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