Shaft alignment, also referred to as coupling alignment is extremely important for any industry. It is the process of making two coupled rotating shafts line up when measurements are taken on the vertical and the horizontal planes.
The misalignment of a shaft is one of the biggest contributors to machinery downtime, increased maintenance and costs. Shaft misalignment can lead to increased noise and vibrations, premature bearings and seal failure, as well as premature shaft and coupling failure.
For a machine to operate at its most efficient, perfect shaft alignment is of paramount importance. Modern laser alignment tools, utilise laser technology to ensure that the shafts measurements are taken at the rotational centres. Laser offers both precision and speed.
Many laser alignment tools we offer use onboard software for calculating the shaft alignment, generate automatic reports after each alignment, have wireless communications such as tablets and smartphones that improve the instrument handling and allow for the alignment of more difficult to reach applications from a safe position.