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Easy alignment

29 April 2013

Compact, robust and easy-to-use, Schaeffler’s FAG Top-Laser Equilign handheld laser optical alignment device guides the user step-by-step through the measurement process until correct shaft alignment is achieved.

Graphical operating instructions and an intuitive autoflow function ensure that all maintenance technicians can use the device, regardless of their skills or experience.

The correct alignment of coupled and uncoupled shafts is critical in order to achieve high efficiency and reliability of rotating equipment. Approximately 20% of rotating equipment is incorrectly aligned. A correctly aligned shaft means less friction and vibration are generated by the drive system, which means less wear on belts, pulleys, bearings and seals. This means the running time and reliability of rotating machinery is increased, energy costs are kept to a minimum and overall plant efficiency is improved.
 
FAG Top-Laser Equilign is waterproof and contamination-resistant (protected to IP65), which means plant and maintenance engineers can use the device in harsh industrial environments. The device is powered by batteries or rechargeable batteries and so is ready-to-use at all times.

 
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