At least half of the mechanical damage to rotating machinery is caused by offset. The reaction forces of offset create additional vibrations, stress the bearing, produce frictional losses and wear out couplings. Systematic correction of a machine’s alignment requires regular checking of the geometric alignment status. Laser optical alignment measurement technology makes it easier for you to keep alignment problems under control. Better alignment means more efficient, reliable and longer-lasting rotating machinery. Furthermore, a study has shown that if alignment is improved even by only a few 1/100 mm, which is very easily achieved with a laser alignment system, there will be an energy saving of at least .5 per cent.
Fast, precise machine alignment with a laser has replaced the traditional, established method with a straightedge and dial gauge. The laser not only determines the setting of the machine and coupling geometry but also measures the rotational axes.
How does laser optical measurement work?
Poor alignment = high energy consumption!