Press Release Summary:
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.
Original Press Release:
New SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 Performs with Dedicated App to Enable Precise Alignment of Machinery
The new SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 performs with a dedicated and easily downloaded app to enable precise alignment of shafts in rotating machinery across industries. The tool – the first instrument of its kind designed for intuitive shaft alignments using tablets and smartphones – makes it quick and easy to set up motors, drives, fans, gearboxes, pulleys, and couplings, regardless of an operator’s level of experience.
The TKSA 51 consists of two compact and lightweight laser measuring units and shaft brackets to mount the tool, whether on small machines with limited space or on larger equipment using supplied extension chains and magnetic holders.
With the tool mounted, the wirelessly connected TKSA 51 app uses real-time data to provide a live 3D view of the measuring units, allowing operators to rotate the virtual machine at will and in all directions to achieve a highly intuitive alignment process. Measurements at any angle can be made by a touch of a button or by using the system’s hands-free automatic measurement function, which only requires the shaft to be rotated to the next measurement position. Among other user-friendly features, notification and helpful guidance menus are displayed to assist operators during setup and use.
Upon completion of an alignment check or correction, a comprehensive report is created for customizing, emailing, or uploading for future reference or trending.
The SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 51 serves as a comprehensive system for all alignment tasks and joins a growing portfolio of unique SKF technology solutions to promote optimized machinery health, reliability, and productivity.
Contact SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, P.O. Box 352, Lansdale, PA 19446. Phone: 800-440-4SKF (toll free). www.skfusa.com
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75,997 million and the number of employees was 46,635. www.skf.com