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Cloud-based laser system can align almost any machine

17 September, 2020

Prüftechnik, a division of Fluke Reliability, has announced a laser alignment system that, it says, exceeds the capabilities of conventional tools, delivering better speed and accuracy. The ShaftAlign Touch system supports adaptive alignment and cloud access to help cut maintenance costs and downtime.

The user-friendly system combines a single-laser technology with “active situational intelligence”, allowing users with varying experience levels to align almost any machine. It is said to eliminate user errors and low-quality measurement points by adapting to the application and the user. Its cloud-compatible software allows users to share measurements with others located anywhere in the world.

The ShaftAlign Touch system is the latest addition to Prüftechnik’s Adaptive Alignment family of laser systems that combine software and hardware to enable users to perform almost any horizontal, angular, or vertical alignment procedure. Emerson claims that the system’s quick setup and tablet-like, intuitive guided user interface make it more user-friendly than other alignment methods.

Prüftechnik says that its laser-based shaft alignment system is faster and more accurate than rival technologies
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“ShaftAlign Touch is a significant improvement over conventional shaft alignment measurement equipment and basic laser systems,” says Ankush Malhotra, Fluke Reliability’s vice-president and general manager. “With its intuitive computer-based, guided user interface, single-laser technology, and cloud-transfer capabilities, ShaftAlign Touch sets a new benchmark for solving alignment issues at an unbeatable price/performance ratio.”

Fluke acquired Prüftechnik in 2019.

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