Press Release Summary:
Able to measure machinery rail straightness, parallelism, surface flatness, and other alignments, Microgage Universal Alignment Kit includes laser transmitter and digital receiver connected to handheld display. Readings appear on LCD, and alignment units are presented in 0.001 or 0.0001 in. increments or in millimeters. Other components include rotating base, 90Â° beam bender, and heavy-duty tripod.
Original Press Release:
New Microgage Kit for Checking & Aligning Large Machine Tools
November 2005, Newburyport, Massachusetts: Pinpoint Laser Systems®, Inc., is introducing a new Microgage Universal Alignment Kit to enable maintenance personnel and production teams to check and align their machine tools for improved operation and efficiency. Quick and precise measurements of machinery rail straightness (shown in the attached photo), parallelism, surface flatness and other alignments are now possible with this versatile new kit. The Microgage is easy and intuitive to use allowing you to quickly check your production machinery while reducing dependence on expensive outside alignment services. This new universal alignment kit is compact, precise, and affordable so that manufacturers can keep their lines running at peak performance and minimize costly down times.
The Microgage alignment kit includes a laser transmitter and a digital receiver connected to a handheld display. Readings appear on a large LCD display and alignment units are presented in 0.001 or 0.0001 inch increments or in millimeters. A rotating base is included, for setting and checking flat planes such as machine beds, roller assemblies, sliding mechanical stages, and other planer equipment. A precise 90 degree beam bender is also included for squaring machinery, checking the vertical axis of machine tools, monitoring parallelism of rails, tracks and rollers, and much more. The kit also includes a heavy duty tripod for supporting the laser and several mounting fixtures for greater versatility on the plant floor. An interface cable connects the Microgage to a laptop or PC so that the operator can store readings and generate printouts. The entire Microgage kit fits into a compact, carrying case for easy storage and transport.
The Microgage Universal Kit and all Pinpoint products are designed and manufactured here in the United States and may be found in manufacturing plants, shipbuilding, aircraft fabrication, semiconductor plants, steel mills, machine shops, and many other facilities.