Press Release Summary:
Micro Alignment Telescope with miniature camera attachment lets operator check for misalignment of engine bores when refurbishing large diesel engines. Operator can also adjust and correct bore alignment while directly viewing changes being made. This eliminates need for second engineer to adjust bores, and speeds and simplifies alignment process. After alignment, telescope can be left in place while boring machine tool moves along line for machining.
Original Press Release:
Video Alignment System Simplifies Engine Re-Machining
When refurbishing large diesel engines it is important that the engine bores and the machining system are in line before boring can commence. The tried and tested Taylor Hobson Micro Alignment Telescope, with a miniature camera attachment, made this job both simple and quick for the Deutz service center at Cologne, Germany. This method has proved so successful that Deutz can now offer a totally flexible, mobile line boring service on site anywhere in the world.
Firstly an operator checks for any misalignment of the engine bores by viewing the camera system which is attached to the Micro Alignment Telescope eyepiece. The same operator can also adjust and correct the bore alignment while directly viewing the changes being made. This not only eliminates the need for a second engineer to adjust the bores, but also speeds and simplifies the alignment process. After alignment the telescope is left in place and the boring machine tool moved along the same line for machining.