Machines operating in perfect alignment will run at their most efficient. Misaligned shafts are recognised as one of the greatest contributors to plant breakdowns due to the increased forces placed on bearings, mechanical seals, internal components and motor drives. A modern laser shaft alignment system utilises laser-based technology to ensure that the shafts are coupled together along a perfect rotational centre line.
A laser shaft alignment system offers precision alignment of shafts to within hundredths of a millimetre. The latest shaft alignment system supplied by Monition offers sophisticated laser alignment technology that is fast and easy to operate in the field.
Industrial Applications for Laser Shaft Alignment
Laser shaft alignment offers benefits in any industry where rotating equipment applications are deployed, these include:
■ Alignment Shafts
■ Alignment Measurement
■ Alignment Shims
■ Alignment Systems
■ Bearing Failure
■ Coupling Alignment
■ Drive Shaft Alignment
■ Foundation Settlement
■ Gearbox Alignment
■ Horizontal Alignment
■ Industrial Alignment
■ Laser Alignment
■ Laser Alignment System
■ Laser Shaft Alignment
■ Motor Alignment
■ Prop Shaft Alignment
■ Pump Alignment
■ Roll Alignment
■ Vertical Alignment
Common industries that utilise laser shaft alignment as part of their maintenance regime include:
■ Manufacturing and processing industries
■ Wind turbines
■ Marine craft and shipbuilding
■ Paper and pulp industries
■ Water and waste water pumping
■ Construction industry
■ Gas and oil industries
■ Chemical and pharmaceutical industries
■ General industry
Easy to use for Express Alignment in the field:
The laser shaft alignment system is characterised by its easy-to-use interface, equally beneficial for alignment professionals using the equipment on a regular basis and for the maintenance technicians conducting periodic alignment checks.
The system features a colour LCD touchscreen with on-screen icons and animated display which guides users through the alignment process.
Utilising CCD digital laser technology, the system does not suffer from interference problems in the field such as bright sunlight, which affect the traditional optical laser systems used by other manufacturer's systems.
Additionally, the Monition shaft alignment tools utilise a line laser as opposed to a dot-laser, and a laser detector in each laser receiver, which practically eliminates the need to conduct rough alignment checks.
Pre-assembled fixtures enable the lasers to be attached to the application in seconds, and Bluetooth connectivity eliminates the need for cables from the laser units to the display unit.
Monition’s systems feature express modes which automatically samples alignment data once the system is set-up. The net result, alignment measurements can be quickly and easily conducted in the field in under five minutes from opening the lid of the case!
Sophisticated Technology for Precision Alignment:
■ Bluetooth connectivity between the display unit and the laser transmitters
■ Measurement range up to 10 metres
■ 20 hours typical use from rechargeable batteries
■ Slim lightweight laser units
■ High flash storage memory
■ IP65 rated environmental protection
Standard package includes:
■ Horizontal shaft alignment
■ Vertical shaft alignment
■ Softfoot check
■ Target values
Laser Shaft Alignment Services:
In the UK, Monition provides onsite laser shaft alignment field services for the horizontal alignment of pumps, drives, motors and gearboxes.
■ Direct drive fans
■ Motor-driven pumps
■ Transfer boxes
■ Propeller shafts