Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration


Portable shaft alignment system

August 2017 Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

BMG’s latest condition monitoring equipment comprises the newly launched portable SPM Leonova Diamond Aligner system, designed for quick and reliable shaft alignment in many applications, including compressors, gearboxes, generators and pumps.

This dual laser system, which is suitable for most combinations of machinery and coupled or uncoupled shafts, incorporates advanced digital technology, where alignment sensors communicate with the instrument via Bluetooth. Automatic calculations and instant correction and alignment data ensure a perfect shaft alignment, even in tough operating environments.

The new handheld system is a complete kit packed in a portable case, consisting of the control and display instrument, alignment sensors, aluminium brackets, extendable chains up to 480 mm diameter shafts, rods, cables and a tape measure.

The alignment sensors use high precision digital CMOS linear image detectors that automatically distinguish interfering light sources to provide maximum accuracy in shaft alignment. Dual axis high precision inclinometers measure the angle of rotation of both detector units at all times. This allows measurements in fully automatic mode, with less than half turn of the shaft.

The system works with standard and user defined tolerance levels to perform accurate alignment calculations for horizontal, as well as vertical or flange-mounted machines. Other measurement programmes include soft foot check, thermal growth compensation and tolerance checks. For user convenience, the feet lock function automatically provides alternative alignment corrections.

The instrument produces a log file with all alignment data for documentation and printing. Specially designed modular software, supports the Diamond Aligner, providing easy set-up of personalised default settings for exact user requirements.

The heavy duty Leonova Diamond Aligner, with a carbon-fibre reinforced IP65 rated enclosure, has been drop tested to one metre. The LCD backlit colour display has a user-friendly graphical interface for easy operation and accurate results.

For more information contact Carlo Beukes, BMG, +27 (0)11 620 1500, carlob@bmgworld.net, www.bmgworld.net


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