Laser Alignment as a Resource Saver

In machine alignment, using a laser aligner means saving on the costs of coupling and bearing replacement, as well as reducing energy costs due to excessive friction from misalignment.

Even though many maintenance technicians still perform alignments (drive motor and driven machine) “manually” with rulers and calipers, laser alignment not only precisely aligns two shafts (or two pulleys) but also identifies if the motor’s four feet are not on the same plane (soft foot). This allows for specific correction of the out-of-plane foot, minimizing possible vibrations during operation. The laser alignment distance can reach up to 10 meters, ensuring precision and corrections up to a tenth of a millimeter.

Laser alignment can be performed on both vertically and horizontally positioned motors. Below are the benefits of using laser optical instrumentation, like ours, for maintenance:

We don’t just perform the mechanical alignment (with report provision); we also test its quality by measuring operating temperatures (coupling and bearings) and the vibration profile. These objective parameters help identify any misalignment between couplings or pulleys.