Press Release Summary:
Shaft Hog, suitable for measurement and alignment of coupled rotating machines, delivers live readings from dual-laser detectors. System features laser line to facilitate setup and alignment and graduated labels on laser heads to help operator visualize misalignment condition. Visual cue reinforces digital values displayed on unit. Powered with 3 C cell batteries that provide 24 hr, continuous operation, ergonomic tool can be operated with one hand.
Original Press Release:
Introducing the Shaft Hog - the Simplest, Fastest Laser Alignment Tool at an Affordable Price
July 21, 2004 - Richmond, VA - VibrAlign, Inc. announced today the introduction of the latest addition to its "Hog Brand" products - the new Shaft Hog laser alignment system for measurement and alignment of coupled rotating machines. The system features a unique "laser line" instead of the traditional laser dot. This makes setup and alignment much easier, as the line is wide and is easily projected to the laser detector.
The Shaft Hog also features graduated labels on the laser heads, that work with the laser lines, to help the operator "visualize" the misalignment condition. This visual cue reinforces the digital values that are displayed on the unit, and makes evaluation and correction of misalignment an easier process.
The Shaft Hog is part of VibrAlign's value-priced line up, Hog Brands, which makes available affordable and easy to use alignment systems and accessories. Sporting a sleek new design, the unit has been referred to as "ergonomic" and can be held and operated with one hand.
Featuring laser accuracy, live readings from dual-laser detectors, and an extremely easy-to-learn user interface, the Shaft Hog system is a much faster, easier way to align machinery than using traditional dial indicators. A growing body of technical research and field experience shows that properly aligned machinery vibrates less, is more reliable, costs less to operate and lasts longer. Its hand-held, battery operated display unit has a display screen and just 4 buttons to operate the system. The buttons intuitively step the user through the measurement and alignment. The screen displays live readings at all feet, making the correction of misalignment fast and easy.
The Shaft Hog is powered with standard batteries (3 C cells). Approximately 24 hours of continuous operation are obtained from a set of batteries. The system is delivered in a rugged case and includes all the equipment required for horizontal shaft alignments.
VibrAlign, Inc. offers laser measurement & alignment systems, precision alignment and vibration services, and training. In addition to the Shaft Hog and Belt Hog, VibrAlign is the exclusive distributor of Fixturlaser laser alignment systems in the United States.