Alignment Systems & Accessories

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Shaft Alignment Tool performs with dedicated app.

June 30, 2016

Utilizing tablet or smartphone with downloaded app, TKSA 51 provides precise alignment of shafts in rotating machinery, including motors, drives, fans, and gearboxes. Tool consists of 2 compact laser measuring units and shaft brackets for mounting. With tool mounted, wirelessly connected TKSA 51 app uses real-time data to provide live 3D view of measuring units, allowing operators to rotate virtual machine in all directions to achieve highly intuitive alignment process. Read More

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

Laser Measurement Kit simplifies alignment applications.

May 27, 2016

Equipped with 90-Line Laser Microgage, Microgage PRO Universal Kit provides precise right angle laser reference lines for alignment and checks for machinery squareness. Custom alignment software assists with routines for planer, squareness, and parallel projects. To make structures and parts more accessible, kit offers precision leveler rotational mount, 4-axis precision mount, and precision tripod mount. Touchscreen works with tool of choice and wireless receiver to expand system capabilities. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Precision Test Bars ensure spindle accuracy and alignment.

February 12, 2016

With Precision Test Bars, users can confirm that machine spindle is running accurately. Each test bar is provided with certificate of accuracy that spells out bar diameter and gage length that is inspected and certified to 4 decimal places. Expanded test bar offering includes CAT40 and CAT50 models; BT30, BT40 and BT50 models; and HSK50A, HSK63A, HSK80A, and HSK100A models. Bars are supplied in protective wooden boxes with handles, hinges, and clasps. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Laser Receiver aligns machinery and assemblies.

January 29, 2016

Designed for use with Microgage PRO Laser Alignment System, Microgage Wireless Laser Receiver is suited for checking many geometric alignments such as: equipment straightness, gantry flatness, machinery squareness, rail and guide parallelism, and bore alignment. Wireless feature provides portability of laser alignment equipment, expanded working range up to 180 ft, and added convenience of connecting 4 or more wireless receivers to display. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Ultra-Fast Optical Alignment System for SiP Production from PI Named a Prism Award Finalist

January 21, 2016

Auburn, MA – Motion and nanopositioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) LP was named a 2016 Photonics Prism Award finalist for its FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine. This advanced alignment system is based on a highly specialized digital motion controller with embedded advanced alignment and tracking functionality and a hybrid precision scanning and tracking mechanism... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Shaft Alignment System offers modular upgrades.

September 25, 2015

Suitable for advanced coupling alignment applications, Stealth Series™ S-670BCRT combines Dual-Beam™ technology with optimized industrial hardware and alignment feature set. System provides large 30 mm PSD, 30 ft operating range, and 8 in. Consumer-Rugged display box. Modular upgrades are available via updates applied to Couple6™ alignment software. Read More

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

Laser-Based Shaft Alignment System uses wireless communications.

September 25, 2015

As entry-level solution, Stealth™ S-660 Wireless 3-Axis Shaft Alignment System features wireless communication and Dual-Fan™ Technology. Included L-780 Dual-Fan™ Laser Head has 15 ft range from to T-1280 Wireless 3-Axis Target, which features one-axis, 20 mm Dual-Fan™ PSDs with 1 micron resolution, <0.75% offset error, and <1.5% angular error. Angular measuring range is ±2°. Other components include R-1342CRT 8 in. touchscreen Win 8 tablet and entry-level license for Couple6 software. Read More

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Skilled Material® from Boston Centerless Improves CNC Swiss Productivity

June 3, 2015

Woburn, MA – Skilled Material bars from Boston Centerless address the challenges faced by CNC machine shops regarding the need for highly skilled operators and lowering overall cost of production. The process of CNC Swiss screw machining relies heavily on the quality of bar materials in order to run smoothly. Variations in material diameter, straightness and roundness greatly impact the... Read More

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

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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

ILSCO Neutral Bars Approved for Grounding Applications

March 25, 2015

Already UL Recognized for power applications, ILSCO’s broad offering of Neutral Bars have now been approved for grounding applications. ILSCO, an industry leader in mechanical and compression connectors, is committed to safe and proper grounding of customer‘s electrical systems. ILSCO’s neutral bars are now Recognized to both UL 486A/B and UL 467 as well as CSA C22.2 No 65-13 and C22.2... 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

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

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

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

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

Fixturlaser NXA Pro Laser Shaft Alignment System Wins Plant Engineering Magazine's Product of the Year 2013 Award

April 22, 2014

Fixturlaser is proud to announce that the new Fixturlaser NXA Pro has received the 2013 Bronze Product of the Year award in the Maintenance Tools Equipment category. This laser alignment system features many innovations in shaft alignment, including the first use of gyroscopes, improved power management with extended battery life, a new display unit with a 6.5 inch touch screen with video game... 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

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Semi-Finished Products from igus®: More Variety and Less Wear

November 21, 2013

Plastics and plain bearings expert igus enhances its special program for tribo-polymer applications with iglide® semi-finished products in new sizes and diameters East Providence, RI — iglide round bars and plates from the tribo-polymer specialist igus are becoming more diverse to facilitate user adaptations of individual machine requirements. Because igus semi-finished products are made... Read More