Alignment Systems & Accessories

Optics & Photonics

Laser Shaft Alignment System provides precise measurements.

July 1, 2015

Comprised of 2 measuring units with detectors and lasers, TKSA 31 helps users identify and correct shaft misalignments of rotating machines. Embedded soft-foot tool helps establish basis for successful alignment, while touchscreen LCD accelerates and facilitates alignment. Measurements can be performed using 9-, 12-, and 3-o’clock positions (with additional flexibility of 40° around each), and live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates machine position corrections. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Laser Shaft Alignment System offers touchscreen navigation.

June 1, 2015

Developed for use in industrial applications utilizing rotating machines, Model TKSA 41 helps identify and correct shaft misalignment to maximize equipment uptime. Free measurement feature allows alignment measurements to start at any angle and finish with total angular sweep of only 90°. Live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates horizontal and vertical alignment corrections. After each alignment, TKSA 41 generates customized report with notes and pictures from built-in camera. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Access Control Barriers, Accessories protect device body.

April 28, 2015

Safety light curtains of Contrinex YCA 50-series are 24 Vdc, active optoelectronic devices available with 300 or 400 mm beam gap, configurable 1–15 m and 10–50 m operating distances, and 832–1,232 mm protective heights. Also available, 1,060–1,874 mm long, impact-resistant light curtain mirror columns of YXC-series deflect light curtains or access control barriers to provide multi-sided safeguarding of danger zones. Class 2 laser alignment tool with 50 m range is also available. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser and App automate layout of interior points and walls.

November 11, 2014

Spectra Precision® QML800 QuickMark Layout allows drywall and interior contractors to lay out points for interior building construction. Controlled by mobile application running on Android tablet that stores point files, dual lasers create bright, visible X directly on point for marking. Lasers position X at desired point in <5 sec when point is selected. For use in bright conditions, laser pointer accessory helps operators find laser beams. Laser accuracy is 1/8 in. typ. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools

Next Generation in laser alignment tools is introduced

October 16, 2014

Comprised of laser transmitter, digital receiver, and smart display, Microgage PRO enables measurement and alignment of long assemblies, machinery, and fixtures over long distances. Laser beam forms straight reference line for machine or assembly, and each of 4 receivers measures in 2 axial directions: horizontal and vertical (X and Y). Laser beam path can be few inches up to 180 ft, and touchscreen display provides accurate readings as small as 0.0001 in. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Shaft Alignment Tool operates with just 3 steps.

September 8, 2014

With intuitive interface, Fluke® 830 delivers precise shaft condition measurements and actionable results that, along with vibration testing, IR thermography, and other predictive maintenance measurements, enable maintenance teams to maximize machine life. Three steps include: Setup, which determines machine's dimensions; Measure, which takes readings from 3 sectors as laser is rotated around shaft; and Diagnose, which provides correction numbers along with 4-level, color-coded severity scale. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Geometric Alignment Kit targets 3-axis CNC gantry machines.

July 9, 2014

Utilizing straight and weightless laser beam rather than piano wire, heavy steel straight edges, and granite, Pinpoint Gantry Kit measures straightness, perpendicularity, level, and other parameters to accuracy of 0.001 in. over longitudinal travel of 150 ft. Operators can use measurement values directly to make machine adjustments, or upload data to PC for display and further computation and compensation. Entire system is battery operated, with USB interface for PC connection. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Flange Alignment Tools combine safety, speed, efficiency.

February 14, 2014

ATM-Series helps reduce set-up time and installation expense where rotational misalignments and twists in pipeline are common problems. Designed for single-operator use, ATM-2/-4/-9 Series do not require external power source, chains, slings, or lifting gear. Design allows use in any position and accommodates ANSI, API, BS, and DIN flanges. Max lifting force is 10 and 40 kN, respectively, for mechanical models ATM-2 and ATM-4, while ATM-9 with hydraulic alignment is rated up to 90 kN. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Shaft Alignment System operates with iPad and iPhone.

December 5, 2013

Consisting of 2 wireless, Bluetooth® laser measuring units, pre-assembled on shaft brackets, ALiSENSOR® SHAFTLASER™ features intuitive shaft alignment interface in 3D layout with live alignment diagrams and Graduated Tolerance Control to show both Acceptable and Excellent tolerances. Vertical and Horizontal misalignment results are shown simultaneously in 3D view to facilitate correction. System can perform standard 9-12-3 clock position measurement, or use minimum of two 20° rotations of shafts. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Digital Toolset troubleshoots precision alignment instruments.

October 8, 2013

Available for Brunson alignment telescopes, levels, and transits, AlignCam includes digital camera and CCD sensor with TeleView™ software and instrument adapter. Technicians can leverage this digital toolset to troubleshoot precision alignment problems, increase productivity, as well as document and archive results. Mobile option, with laptop computer, remote viewer, wireless router, and network cable, lets one operator view image on mobile device anywhere in workspace or world. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Bar Feeder Alignment System accepts bores down to ¾ in. dia.

August 19, 2013

Featuring instantaneous set-up using self-centering laser tool, Model L56SS provides laser beam that is straight to ±.010 in. at 10 ft. Battery-powered system is chucked within lathe's spindle so that laser beam shoots through spindle and down carriage of bar feeder. Two targets register left/right and up/down positions of front and back portion of bar feeder's carriage. Depending on style of bar feeder, up and down height is adjusted manually each time new diameter of bar stock is loaded. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser Cavities support applications up to 1 kW.

May 1, 2013

Rated at 500 W, TrueMode-15™ supports up to 36 pump laser diode inputs, within typical 0.15 NA. TrueMode-22™, targeted for 1 kW applications and beyond, supports up to 18 pump laser diode inputs, within typical 0.22 NA. Both single-laser cavities are compatible with OFS' TrueM2™ Beam Combiners, which can combine multiple laser cavities. Read More

Software, Optics & Photonics

Laser Software delivers on-the-fly alignment data analysis.

April 24, 2013

As data accessory for Laser Microgage industrial measuring and alignment system, Capture™ lets operators grab measurement readings on-the-fly from as many as 4 remote laser receivers to analyze alignment and performance of their production machinery and industrial equipment. Windows®-based application records incoming readings, displays results, and increases control capabilities. Solution also interfaces cleanly with spreadsheets, statistical analysis packages, and other programs. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Steering Correction System controls laser beam positioning.

April 6, 2012

Providing precision control of laser pointing and position drift, GuideStar(TM) II includes 2 independent Picomotor(TM)-actuated mirror mounts for manual and active 4-axis control with passive stability. Two miniature CMOS cameras offer position sensing and continuous tracking of laser beam positions and profiles, while control algorithm ensures correct alignment of beam in both X and Y, and near- and far-fields. GuideStar II controller can be connected to cameras and Windows computers via USB. Read More

Optics & Photonics

ATC Alignment Tool keeps spindle taper free from damage.

February 17, 2012

By ensuring ATC gripper aligns tool with extreme precision, ATC Alignment Tool prevents collision and potential damage, extending machine tool, cutting tool, and tool holder life. Tool may also be used to align ATC gripper to magazine tool pockets. Unit has built-in stylus that determines high/low values when plug is slowly rotated. Values are displayed on 10 micron/div dial indicator and reveal eccentric direction. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Alignment Tuning Kits support research setups.

August 19, 2011

Equipped with 1917-R laser power meter, LAKIT Series Tuning Kits utilize broad selection of optical detectors, including silicon, Germanium, or thermopile detectors. Units operate in wavelengths from 200 nm to 10.6 microns, with up to 100 W average power. Series 918D, designed for low power lasers less than 2 W/cm², operates in visible or IR spectrum. Series 818P thermopile detectors are suited for measuring average power for high power lasers that operate in CW and pulsed modes. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Laser Alignment Kit helps keep equipment running smoothly.

August 3, 2011

Producing collimated laser reference beam that forms bulls-eye pattern, Proline Alignment Kit is suited for leveling as well as checking and measuring straightness, flatness, squareness, and parallelism. Laser is enclosed in precision machined housing, ensuring laser reference beam is parallel to side and base surfaces within 0.003°, or less than 0.030 in. at 50 ft. Finely ruled target and magnetic base can be moved around for checking alignments, allowing one person to perform work of several. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Four-Axis Receiver solves industrial alignment problems.

June 28, 2011

Used for evaluating and correcting machinery alignment problems, 4D Microgage Receiver measures 2 linear axes (X and Y) and their 2 angular components' yaw and pitch. Linear axes show how well machinery is aligned along common centerline, while angular readouts show if parallelism problems are present. Able to operate over distances of 100 ft or more, product incorporates digital display and delivers measuring precision of 0.0005 in. and 0.002°. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Pass-Through Receiver promotes precision laser alignment.

June 28, 2011

Used for aligning machinery and equipment, Microgage 2D Transparent Receiver allows laser beam to pass clearly through it while measuring position with precision of 0.0005 in. Unit operates over distances of 100 ft or more, and instructions guide operator through alignment project. Several accessories allow for alignment of straightness, runout, parallelism, squareness, roll and web alignment, shaft and bore alignment, flatness measuring, and more. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Bore Alignment Kit makes measurements over 150 ft range.

June 9, 2011

Suited for industrial applications, Microgage Bore Alignment Kit consists of cylindrical laser that can be adapted to bores of all sizes. Laser reference beam is projected to digital receiver held in reversible bore mount, allowing receiver to detect laser beam coming either through bore or entering bore. Measurement readings, as small as 0.0001 in., are transmitted to handheld display and define bore or shaft's alignment, guiding user to what changes are needed for optimal performance. Read More