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Laser Alignment Kit Developed for Machining Lathes

Fri, 10/15/2010 - 6:38am
Laser Alignment Kit Developed for Machining LathesPinpoint Laser Systems has introduced a new measuring and alignment system for lathes, turning equipment, spindles, and related machinery. This Spindle Alignment Kit is unique to the market. It is turnkey, easy to use, and ready to go right on the factory floor. Ideal applications include aligning lathes and turning centers, adjusting boring mills, aligning drive shafts, adjusting barfeeders, and many other industrial applications. This newest Microgage system provides information on runout, centerline offset, parallelism, concentricity, and other useful parameters that can guide machinery back to optimal alignment and improved profits.

This Pinpoint lathe and spindle alignment system is simple and quick to use with a round laser that is secured into a chuck or attached to the end of a shaft or spindle. A dual-axis receiver is placed on the tailstock, tool holder, or another piece of equipment that can receive the laser beam. As the laser and the receiver move relative to each other the digital display provides a precise reading of the alignment and machine’s characteristics. This new Microgage Spindle Alignment tool can measure to a precision of 0.0001 inch or better and the laser allows for alignments over distances as great as 150 feet. The recent introduction of Pinpoint’s newest Microgage 2D brings added precision, easy to follow screen instructions, and new optical and digital technology to the alignment of spindles and lathes.

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