What is a Laser Shaft Alignment Tool?

Seiffert Industrial sells a lot of laser shaft alignment tools. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these tools, they can be summed up quite succinctly as tools which perform measurements by means of two sensors mounted on two connected shafts. How Laser Shaft Alignment Tools Work Laser shaft alignment tools have sensors which… Read more »

How Lasers Provide Precision Alignment

If you look up the word “precise” in the dictionary you’ll learn that it means “exactly or sharply defined or stated, strictly conforming to a pattern, standard or convention…” And if you look up “laser,” it says “an intense beam of coherent monochromatic light or other electromagnetic radiation by stimulated emission of photons from excited… Read more »

What Are the Symptoms of Shaft Misalignment?

If you work with machinery, you want it to work correctly. A machine shaft needs to be positioned precisely if it’s to work as intended, and if it’s misaligned there’ll be some “symptoms” of shaft misalignment that you’ll probably notice. You want your machinery to perform well. It needs to be reliable and you ideally… Read more »

All the Things You Should Know About Laser Shaft Alignment

Sure, you could use a straight edge. Or a dial indicator. What about calipers? Maybe optics? And then there are feeler gauges. But when you need to align a shaft, what’s the best tool of choice? It’s a laser shaft alignment tool. How Laser Shaft Alignment Works Lasers are high-tech, with a laser emitter and… Read more »

Is My Laser Shaft Alignment Tool Accurate Enough?

Are your machines aligned properly? If they’re not, you need to use an alignment tool to determine what needs to be done to get them back into alignment so they’re not costing you excess time and money.  Now in the old days, alignment would have been done with a visual inspection by human eyes, and… Read more »