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.
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!
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?
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!
X-Series™ Align with the Best!