No Rough In s

No Rough-In’s..No Pre-Alignment..No Wasted Time..
Most laser alignment systems require a rough-in or pre-alignment of the machine before using the system. This means you’re doing the job twice and that doesn’t seem very “easy” to us. Why pay for technology that doesn’t make your job easier or get it done faster?


Don’t take our word for it, take a look at the Swedish company Damalini’s Easy-Laser® XT770 (their top-of-the-line system) manual, where we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting where they talk about rough alignment. We are not surprised because their “cross-fire” technology is very sensitive to angular misalignment and requires a rough alignment to ensure you can take a full set of rotation data.


Here is another example from Fixturlaser. In this 230 page manual they have 5 pages dedicated solely to pre-alignment/rough-in. Again this is due to the “cross-fire” technology they use and its inherent inability to cope with even very little angular misalignment.

Why X-Series™ Technology Doesn’t Require Rough Alignment …Extra Large PSD’s
We don’t think you should waste time on rough alignment either and that’s why our engineers designed the X-Series™ laser shaft alignment systems with Dual-Beam™ and Dual-Fan™ technology, featuring extra-large PSD measuring areas (up to 33×13 mm), not only for a precise alignment, but also so you don’t need to use any other alignment tools to do motor alignments. Larger PSD’s mean the laser beam is much more likely to hit the sensor, even during new-motor installations or on long-distance applications. The longer the laser beam stays on the target during data taking, the more likely you will get enough data to generate results and not have to do a pre-alignment.


Oh and for the record, we think 40 degrees of shaft rotation just isn’t enough to get the job done right, despite what the others say! We allow it because you asked for it, but don’t recommend it!

Uni-Directional Lasers for Easy Data-Taking on Long-Distance Applications

One of the great advantages of the X-Series Technology is our Uni-Directional laser beams. This means the lasers only shoot in one direction and are only placed on the stationary unit. Why does this matter? Well if you have ever used one of our competitor’s “cross-fire” lasers (2 lasers, shooting in 2 directions), you have probably been really annoyed that as you rotate the shafts, the lasers quickly rotate off the PSD. This is because by having the laser on the moveable unit, it doesn’t take much of an angular misalignment for the laser beam to rotate off the targets, especially application distances over 2 feet (610 mm). So this means you are required to do a rough (pre) alignment of the movable asset to minimize angularity so the darn laser beams will stay on the targets and you can get the results. Kind of annoying, don’t you think?

X-Series Uni-Directional Lasers Offer Superior Move Screen Performance
Cross-Fire lasers are even worse when you are on the move screen and start making your moves because the minute you start moving the motor in angle, the laser beam on the motor very quickly zooms off the target on the stationary unit. This requires you to re-take the data and start over again! What a pain! Compare that with the X-Series uni-directional laser technology, again with the laser only on the stationary side. This means when you go to make your move, your laser stays on the target! Now on long-distance applications, you can insert your shims, make your moves, and retake your data all at once!
Huge +/- 12 Degrees Angular Range Perfect for New Motor Installations


For new motor installations, our X-Series’ impressive +/- 12 degrees (+/- .204″/in. or 20.4 mm/100 mm) of angular range, means you can drop the motor down, slap on the v-brackets and start taking data without having to take out the straight edge to pre-align the motor just so the beams will stay in the tiny window during shaft rotation. We even pre-aligned the laser and target to the brackets, so even if you have a truly massive, starting, angular misalignment, then you can use the laser to do “rough alignment”!


So put down the straight edge and chuck the “cross-fire” lasers in the garbage, and learn about how Hamar’s X-Series™ laser systems will make your life so much easier than it is now! We have a system that’s perfectly aligned with your needs, and your budget.


Normally, we’d offer you a trade-in for your straight edges but we don’t want them either! For the “cross-fire” laser trade-ins, we love getting ineffective instruments off the market so we can have some fun so make us an offer!


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" I’m a field vibration analyst with CMS, a company that provides full-service PM support. The [X-990] is the best shaft alignment system I’ve ever used, and I’ve used it to align everything from extremely small pumps to large pumps for power plants. There’s a lot I like about Hamar’s [X-990]: You can leave the heads in one position and make the vertical and horizontal moves, a big time-saving feature. It’s extremely accurate, transmits alignment data wirelessly using Bluetooth and has a very intuitive, easy-to-use software package [Couple6]. It incorporates ambient lighting correction and has a sun filter for outdoor jobs, and it uses a PC tablet instead of a dedicated display. This tool makes us really shine as reliability pros. We’ve been very happy with Hamar Laser and the [X-990]!"
Justin Pope
Vibration Analyst Condition Monitoring Services, Nipomo, CA

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