Processing Magazine

Shaft/coupling alignment system for accurate maintenance work on rotating equipment

June 19, 2007

OPTALIGN® smart is a new generation of laser shaft/coupling alignment systems designed for quick, accurate and reliable maintenance work on rotating equipment. Its innovative modular concept allows the user to design their own shaft alignment system, acquiring the exact features a user will need, and simply add more capabilities as job demands grow or when the user’s budget allows it. Its intuitive alphanumeric keyboard with navigation, menu keys and help text produce an easily understood screen picture of measurement results and thus makes OPTALIGN® smart a user-friendly and high performing alignment system. The patented automatic CONTINUOUS SWEEP measurement mode evaluates hundreds of readings during shaft rotation. This compares to shooting a movie vs. taking flash pictures at certain intervals. The end result is less shimming and horizontal adjustments because of much more accurately measured misalignment.