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Laser shaft alignment is the most efficient way to align machine shafts. Using an adaptive alignment system instead of conventional tools saves you time and money, increases machine availability, prolongs service life and maintenance intervals, and lowers power consumption. Alignment tools from PRUFTECHNIK adapt to virtually any asset, situation, or user skill level.

Adapt to every shaft alignment challenge

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Horizontal Alignment
Vertical Alignment
Machine Train Alignment
14 machines 3 machines 2 machines 6 machines
Cardan shaft alignment
In-Situ Standard (Offset) Standard (Offset)
Simultaneous V&H Live Move
Move Simulator
Vibration Check
Live Trend
Uncoupled PASS mode measurement
Intelligent measurement modes
Single laser technology
Freeze-Frame Measurement
Active Situational Intelligence
Quality Factor measurement qualification
RFID, WiFi with ARC 4.0 software
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does laser shaft alignment work?

Laser shaft alignment which is sometimes referred to as coupling alignment is the process of aligning two or more shafts within defined and tolerated margin. This process can be simplified by using laser shaft alignment tools from PRUFTECHNIK which can complete shaft alignment by analyzing the following:

  • Horizontal Alignment

  • Vertical Alignment

  • Machine Train Alignment

  • Soft Foot

  • Thermal Growth

  • Short Flex & Spacer Coupling

  • Cardan Shaft Alignment

  • Vibration Check

  • Flatness

  • Straightness

What is a laser shaft alignment tool?

Laser shaft alignment tools address correcting the misalignment of rotating machinery. Alignment tools can perform complicated alignment measurements which reduces the amount downtime, repair time, and money spent to replace machines or assets due to improper alignment.

How to use a laser alignment tool?

  • Scan machine with RFID tag

  • Attach sensors to machine or asset to be aligned

  • Turn on laser sensors and begin measurement procedure

  • Listen for audible indication to tell when machine or asset is nearing alignment

  • Take a picture using the built-in camera to save as part of work order request and also which machine or asset was aligned.

  • Last step is scan the RFID tag to close the work order

Why is shaft alignment important?

Shaft alignment improves the efficiency in which machines and assets operate. If shafts are not properly aligned, it could reduce the life span of the machine, increase in parts costs, machine downtime, labor, and energy. Once proper shaft alignment is achieved motors run more efficiently, uptime is increased, and overall operating costs decrease. If misaligned shafts aren’t addressed it could lead to vibration, increased temperature or overheating, bearing failure, coupling failure, or shaft failure.

How many types of shaft alignment are there?

There are two types of shaft alignment which are angular and parallel, and both can be further divided into horizontal and vertical. Misaligned shafts could be caused by angular or parallel alignment issues.

What are problems caused by shaft misalignment?

When shafts are improperly aligned it can lead to the following issues:

  • Broken bearings

  • Vibration

  • Broken seals

  • Foundation bolt failure

  • Coupling bolt failure

  • Shafts break or crack

  • Excess generation of heat