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Laser Shaft Alignment

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.

 

Precision Alignment

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.

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Industrial Applications for Laser Shaft Alignment

 

Laser shaft alignment offers benefits in any industry where rotating equipment applications are deployed, these include:

 

Alignment Shafts

Laser Shaft Alignment
Bearing Failure

Alignment Systems
Coupling Alignment

Alignment Shims
Drive Shaft Alignment

Alignment Measurement
Foundation Settlement
Gearbox Alignment
Horizontal Alignment
Industrial Alignment
Laser Alignment
Motor Alignment

Laser Alignment System
Prop Shaft Alignment
Pump Alignment
Roll Alignment
Vertical Alignment

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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

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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
Gearboxes
Compressors
Turbines
Transfer boxes
Propeller shafts
Couplings
Conveyors
Generators
Mixers

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