SKF® Introduces Next Generation of Laser Shaft Alignment Tools Offering Highly Affordable Solutions to Achieve Pinpoint Accuracy

New SKF® TKSA shaft alignment tools introduce highly affordable and easy-to-use solutions to align the shafts of rotating machinery quickly and with pinpoint accuracy. The tools represent the latest generation of SKF laser-enabled technology to align shafts properly in a fraction of the time compared with traditional methods.

This latest family in the SKF laser-technology toolbox includes the TKSA 20 and the TKSA 40 versions. Both are competitively priced to deliver a quick return-on-investment, simple to use, and display real-time alignment values to confirm results of alignment corrections as they are performed. No special training is required and a quick-start guide promotes their ease of use.

Among features, the TKSA 20 integrates a quick-start guide and fast measuring unit positioning capabilities and the TKSA 40 is designed with built-in tolerance checking and a memory facility enabling results to be stored and shared.

These tools can help reduce energy consumption and the potential for machinery failures typically encountered when shafts are misaligned. Their use can contribute to reduced stress on mechanical components, enhanced equipment reliability, and extended machinery service life.

The TKSA series is the latest innovation in a growing family of laser shaft alignment tools available from SKF Maintenance Products.

SKF Maintenance Products is part of the SKF Group. SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group also provides technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The SKF Group's annual sales in 2009 were SEK 56,227 million (approximately $8.3 billion). The number of employees was 41,172.

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