What is shaft misalignment? Machines need to be aligned in both the horizontal and vertical plane. The misalignment can be caused by both parallel or angular misalignment. The possible consequences of shaft misalignment are serious to any company’s bottom line and include: • Increased friction and thereby energy consumption • Premature bearing and seal failure • Premature shaft and coupling failure • Excessive seal lubricant leakage • Failure of coupling and foundation bolts • Increased vibration and noise
What can SKF offer? SKF has developed, after extensive consultation with users, a range of affordable, easy to use shaft alignment tools that are suitable for a majority of alignment tasks
TKSA 20 The quick, easy and affordable laser shaft alignment tool. The SKF TKSA 20 is an easy–to–use laser shaft alignment tool, that requires no special training to operate. Compared to traditional dial indicator methods, the shaft alignment process is greatly simplified, as no additional calculations are required to make the necessary adjustments. The attractively priced TKSA 20 pays for itself in a short time.
TKSA 40 The intuitive laser shaft alignment tool allows results to be stored and shared. The SKF TKSA 40’s operation is intuitive, thanks to its animated graphical interface. Not only is it quick and easy to use, but alignment results can be stored and shared via a PC using a USB cable. Compared to traditional methods, the shaft alignment process is greatly simplified; just follow the instructions on the screen to make an accurate alignment.
TKSA 60 The wireless laser shaft alignment tool with built-in alignment expert. The TKSA 60 is an extremely rugged wireless laser shaft alignment tool that can be used in harsh environments. The system provides instant expertise with a built-in step-by-step alignment process, from preparation, inspection and evaluation through correction, reporting and analysis. The system incorporates the latest alignment knowledge and decades of SKF experience of rotating equipment.
TKSA 80 The advanced laser shaft alignment tool to increase your alignment knowledge. For effective machine alignment, the measurement is only 5% of the process. Users often find themselves encountering difficulties by skipping some important alignment steps. The TKSA 80 system has a complete built-in alignment process to increase users’ knowledge of alignment . The programme takes users from preparation and evaluation all the way through to correction and finally a report of the result. With a 7 inch screen, the TKSA 80 can accommodate large machine train alignment jobs. It offers a unique database to store the machine set-up data for future use, visual inspections on oil leakage, oil level, foundation bolt status and wear indications.