X-880/X-990 5-Axis Laser Alignment Tools…

Part of the X-Series™ Laser Shaft Alignment systems, the most advanced and precise laser alignments systems on the market.

The X-880/X-990 shaft aligners offer these high-tech features:

  • Build Your Own™ App selector
  • Advanced Unidirectional Dual-Beam™ technology
  • 0.0005 mm resolution with measurement error <0.15%
  • Rugged PC tablets with 10 in. display
  • Duo-Plane™ realtime simultaneous move screen
  • No rough-in/pre-alignment needed
  • 5-Year unconditional warranty & remote tech support
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The X-880/X-990 are simply the most advanced laser systems in industry, bringing you unparalleled performance in the field.

X-880 – Includes the L-790 Unidirectional Dual-Beam™ Laser, T-1290 5-axis Target, A-980 Stainless Steel Shaft Brackets, A-980A Chain Bracket Upgrade, Rugged 10” Tablet and heavy-duty shipping case. It features a Build Your Own (BYO) app selector where you can choose your own apps based upon your individual needs.

X-990 – Offers the same hardware as the X-880 but with a Professional App software license with most of the optional features thrown in for a discounted price.


X-880/X-990 Industry-leading technology and innovations

The world’s most advanced shaft alignment technology

For over 50 years, we have been providing highly accurate alignment systems to many different industries and applications. We started in the machine tool industry where tolerances are high and applications are difficult, and then 30 years ago we developed the world’s first 4-axis shaft alignment system. All of that experience and knowledge has gone into the design of the X-880/X-990 Wireless 5-axis Shaft Alignment System, resulting in the most accurate and yet easy-to use tool in its class.


Advanced Unidirectional Dual-Beam™ Technology

This innovative technology provides an amazing ± 12º of angular range. Utilizing 2 unidirectional laser beams (2 lasers, 1 direction), it solves the rough-in (pre-alignment) problem with “cross-fire” lasers (2 lasers, 2 directions) and makes aligning machines amazingly fast and easy, especially on long-distance applications. The result? More jobs done in less time and happier managers!


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No rough-in/pre-alignment needed

All “cross-fire” laser alignment systems require a rough-in (pre-alignment) of the machine before the system be able to take data. With Dual-Beam™ technology’s 2 unidirectional laser beams and a single 33 mm sensor, you don’t need to rough-in the motor to get it to take data. You get the same ±5 degrees of measuring range from 2 in. to 30 ft. (50 mm to 10 m), unlike the “cross-fire” kits that have virtually no measuring range beyond 5 ft. (1.5 m). So just slap on the brackets, laser and target and get to work!

Ultra-high fixed angular-measuring resolution, great for close-coupled apps

With “cross-fire” laser technology, the angular resolution varies with distance. Ironically it’s the close coupled applications that cause the most problems for angular accuracy for these systems. With our Dual-Beam™ technology, you get the same high angular resolution at 2 in. (50 mm) between heads as you get at 30 ft. (10 m), and our angular resolution is 15x higher than the highest angular spec.

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Duo-Plane™ realtime move screen: alignment corrections without shaft rotation

The Duo-Plane™ realtime move screen and 5-axis target allow you to view a live alignment screen for both the vertical and horizontal planes (4 axes) simultaneously without having to rotate the shafts. You can also leave the shafts at nearly any rotation angle. This is critically important on large machine applications where rotating the shafts is difficult or tightening the bolts can create horizontal movement of the machine, causing you to have to redo the alignment.

Ultra-accuracy means 2x faster alignments

Critical machinery demands the best the industry has to offer and the X-880 platform is up to the task. Super-linear PSD technology and 500-point linearization reduce the error rate to <0.15%, which is up to 15x higher than our competitors, giving you the confidence that the motor is aligned as accurately as possible. Higher accuracy also means better repeatability and more accurate shim calculations so you don’t have to keep doing the alignment over and over again. Shim Once, Move Once™!

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Build Your Own™app selector

Pick only the apps you want with your X-880, using our Build Your Own™ app selector to customize your apps to meet your individual needs. We recommend a set of apps and you can check on/off the app and the price estimate and license are updated to reflect your choices! Click here to get started…




Remote tech support

Utilizing the power of Windows, our tech support department can log on remotely to the tablet, via WiFi and the Internet, and troubleshoot many problems. We can usually resolve most issues with an online session, keeping you productive and potentially saving a lot of money on costly returns for repairs.

Easy-Guide™ navigation with onboard manual and training videos

Our Couple6 software features our Easy-Guide™ navigation with its easy-to-follow, high-quality screens, leading users through each stage of the alignment. And if you forget how to do something, the manual and training videos are built right into the software! With software this easy to use, a lot of customers start using the X-880 kit right out of the box!

5-year unconditional warranty & low cost of ownership

With no hidden warranty fees like other systems, our 5 Year Unconditional Warranty is really that: no conditions! As long as you don’t damage it by abuse, then if something goes wrong, we replace or fix it. That’s it. We also don’t charge any software maintenance fees. Software updates are free for the life of the product!

Faster Setup, Faster Alignments

Some other systems require up to a 20 minute target-lens setup before they take data. With the X-880/X-990 (use X-660/X-770 for the other page), the bracket posts are pre-aligned to the brackets, so you just attach, the brackets, slide on the laser/target and adjust so the laser goes in the window and in 2-3 minutes, you’re ready to take data!

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Couple6 Software

We designed the Couple6 PC software with the novice user in mind and created our Easy Guide™ approach to navigation that is so simple to use, it requires little to no training. Easy-to-follow, high quality, screens lead you through each stage of the alignment, so you don’t need to constantly refer to “cheat sheets” just to remember how to use it!

Couple6 software is a powerful shaft alignment program designed to run on any Win7/8/10 tablet or laptop PC that has a Bluetooth™ connection. Since Couple6 runs on Windows tablets, you can utilize the power of the tablet to email reports from the field, run other reliability software and many other Windows based programs. This also makes it easy to find a replacement if something happens to the tablet.

Click here for our Couple6 Software Interactive Tour

Alignment Apps and Features

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    Easy Guide™ Navigation

    Easy-to-follow screens guide you through the alignment, making Couple6 easy enough to use right out of the box with little to no training required!

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    Duo-Plane™ Realtime Move Screen

    Alignment values update as you adjust the motor in all 4 axes (in H &V measurement planes) in real time. This avoids the need to retake data when switching to the Horizontal measurement plane since you can see that updating while you add shims!

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    Duo-View™ RealtimeMove Screen

    Best for sloppy couplings where H Offset is affected the most if shafts are at 12:00. To switch views, rotate the shafts to a clock position and the viewswitches without any buttons to push. The non-live axis is grayed out to avoid confusion!

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    Onboard Manuals and Videos

    Our manual is built right into Couple6 software and is indexed to the currently viewed page. We also uploaded our training videos onto the tablet.

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    Measurement Results Popup

    Click on a set of alignment data to display color-code alignment results. Red means Out of Tolerance, yellow means Good and green indicates Excellent. Foot values are also displayed.

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    Base/Bolt Bound™

    Enter dimension of the pump, and then lock different combinations of the motor and pump feet to see how it affects the alignment. The graphics and shim values automatically update with each click.

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    Thermal Growth Modeling

    Enter thermal growth values at the coupling or the feet to offset the alignment, and the motor graphics will update to show the effects. Or enter temp changes at the feet, select the material to calculate the alignment effect at the coupling. Great for “what-if modeling”!

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    Machine Train Program

    Take data on up to 10 machines and the Train Module will calculate the shims/moves that minimizes the moves. Click on any machine to update the shim/moves of other components.

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    Flip It™ Feature

    Couple6 allows the user to flip the motor graphics to match the pump/motor orientation without having to turn the display upside down!

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    Vertical Motor Program

    The industry’s only vertical alignment display with live graphical displays of the motor’s alignment along with shim values for all bolt-hole locations.

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    Move Screen Coupling View

    For those more accustomed to gap/offset methods, we added a view right at the coupling to help aid interpreting the results.

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    Soft Foot Check

    On-screen, easy-to-follow procedure for checking Soft Foot. Automatically selects the “problem” foot and calculates the shim to fix it.

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    Spacer Shafts

    Spacer (jack) shaft alignments have different data formats. We offer 7 data formats to match up with OEM alignment specs.

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    Data History Table

    For saving data for multiple alignments and keeping track of data trends. Easy dropdown list to catagorize the data.You can even average sets of data together before going to the Move Screen.

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    Manual/Timed Recording App

    For recording shaft runout or thermal growth. Has a single-point recording mode or a time recording mode. Data is saved in an Excel format for easy uploading and analysis. A report shows min/max, a graph and a table of data.

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    Flatness Measurement

    Using our A-987 Base or our more accurate L-730/L-750 Leveling Lasers with our A-1519-2.4ZB Target to measure the flatness of sole plates and other surfaces. Couple6 calculates the Best Fit plane for the data to provide the overall flatness values. A report shows the flatness TIR, a graph and a table of data.

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    Straightness Measurement

    Using our A-987 Base, you can use our shaft alignment lasers to check the vertical/horizontal straightness of rails and surfaces. Couple6 calculates the Best Fit line for the data to provide the overall straightness values. A report shows the straightness TIR, a graph and a table of data.

Data Measurement Methods

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    Auto Clock

    A standard feature, making coupled alignment amazingly easy. The target detects shaft rotation and automatically selects the clock location to record up to 8 data points. More data points mean better accuracy and quicker alignments!

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    Auto Sweep™

    Start rotating the shafts and the accelerometer detects the movement and automatically starts collecting data at 16 readings/sec. Stop rotating the shafts and Couple6 calculates the misalignment. More data means more accurate alignment data and less rework!

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    Point Mode

    Rotate the shafts to any clock location and press Record to take a data point. Collect as few as 3 points and up to 100+ to generate alignment results. Very useful for noisy environments.

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    Uncoupled Swipe™ Mode

    Makes taking data on uncoupled shafts much easier. Rotate the laser to a clock position and then sweep the target by it, where it automatically records the data point. Collect as few as 3 points and up to 100+ to generate alignment results.

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    Arc Mode

    An offshoot of Auto Sweep™, Arc Mode allows you to start at any clock location, start your sweep, stop to clear obstructions and hit continue to keep taking data. Great for those problem applications with lots of obstructions getting in the way.

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    Vertical Pump

    Customized graphics make taking data very easy for vertical motors. Just click on a clock location and rotate the laser/target to that point and hit record. Customized vertical move screen graphics make the alignment part a lot easier too!

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R-1342T3-2A 10” Touchscreen Win10 Tablet Display Box

The X-880/X-990 systems use familiar IP65 rugged tablets PCs that are easy to replace. You can even use your laptop if someone runs over your tablet. So there are no expensive, proprietary display devices to replace if broken.

Off-the-shelf tablet, so replacement is never a problem

Hamar Laser was the first in industry to offer a rugged tablet PC display box. Why? Instead of offering a high-cost, proprietary display devices like other manufacturers, we wanted our customers to benefit from advances in tablet technology, such as larger screens, megapixel cameras, email on the run, 1 m drop testing, hot swappable batteries, training videos on-demand, nearly unlimited data storage, etc.

Onboard manuals and videos

Our manual is built right into Couple6 software and is indexed to the currently viewed page. We also uploaded our training videos onto the tablet, so if you need a refresher, you can just click on the video on the desktop and watch away!

Remote support

Utilizing the power of Windows, our tech support department can log on remotely to the tablet and troubleshoot problems. Just contact support and set up an appointment. Our support experts can usually resolve most issues with an online session, keeping you productive with the least disruption, potentially saving a lot of money on costly returns for repairs.

Tablets support other condition monitoring products

Our PC based tablet support many other PC-based condition monitoring (CM) products, allowing you to save money on standalone display boxes for some of the CM products.

We offer 2 tablets.
  1. R-1342T3-301XC - A rugged, good-performance tablet with a 10.1 in. (254 mm) display, excellent environmental ratings, 8GB RAM, a 2.0 GHz Celeron processor and good battery life. It also features a camera for taking photos of the setup.
  2. R-1342T3-301XI - A high-performance, rugged tablet with a 10.1 in. (254 mm) display, excellent environmental ratings, 8GB of RAM, an upgraded i5-8250U, Quad-Core, ~3.4 GHz processor and 60% higher battery life and faster graphics updating. It also features a camera for taking photos of the setup.

Rugged Tablet Features:

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R-1342T3-301XC Standard Tablet
  • Rugged Windows 10 tablet with IP65, MIL-STD-810g rating.
  • 10.1″ (257 mm) capacitive touch screen. Outdoor viewable 1920 x 1200 resolution.
  • 8GB RAM with 256 GB storage to provide nearly unlimited file storage capacity.
  • Hot swappable 5-hour battery life.
  • 2.0 GHz Celeron processor
  • Built-in Bluetooth 4.2 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.2.4GHz / 5GHz dual band.
  • 1 full size USB 3.0 and USB Type-C + 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Camera: 8 megapixel back camera.
  • Operating Temp
    • AC Mode: -20°C to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
    • Battery Mode: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
    • tested under MIL-STD-810G method 501.6/502.6, Procedure II
  • COUPLE6 Software and App License preloaded.

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R-1342T3-301XI High-Performance Tablet
  • Rugged Windows 10 tablet with IP65, MIL-STD-810g.
  • 10.1″ (257 mm) capacitive touch screen. Outdoor viewable 1920 x 1200 resolution.
  • 8GB RAM with 256GB storage to provide nearly unlimited file storage capacity.
  • Hot swappable 8-hour battery life.
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8250U, Quad-Core, 1.6GHz (up to 3.4GHz) for faster page loads and graphic updates. This is roughly double the processing speed of the R-1342T3-301XC.
  • Built-in Bluetooth 4.2 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.2.4GHz / 5GHz dual band.
  • 1 full size USB 3.0, 1 USB-C, Ethernet 10/100/1000MB BASE-T Lan
  • 1 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Camera: 8 megapixel back camera.
  • Operating Temp
    • AC Mode: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
    • Battery Mode: -0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
    • tested under MIL-STD-810G method 501.6/502.6, Procedure II
  • COUPLE6 Software and App License preloaded.
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Advanced Unidirectional Dual-Beam™ technology

This innovative technology utilizes 2 unidirectional laser beams (2 lasers shooting in 1 direction) that solves the rough-in (pre-alignment) problem with “cross-fire” lasers (2 lasers, 2 directions) and makes aligning machines amazingly fast and easy, especially on long-distance applications. It also provides the industry’s best angular measuring range of ± 12º. The result? More jobs done in less time and happier managers!

33x13 mm 2-axis PSD detector with 0.0005 mm resolution

One of the laser industry’s highest-resolution single-axis PSD sensors, providing .00002 in. (0.0005 mm) resolution and a measuring area of 33(V) x 13(H) mm, the best in the industry.

Thin laser beams for added measurement range eliminates rough-ins

Our laser beams are very small in diameter (<2 mm), which increases the measurement range of the PSD to handle larger alignment errors, which eliminates rough-ins.

Fixed angular measuring range, great for close-coupled apps

With “cross-fire” laser technology, the angular resolution varies with distance. Ironically it’s the close-coupled applications that cause the most problems for angular accuracy for these systems. With our Dual-Beam™ technology, you get the same high, fixed, angular resolution at 2 in. (50 mm) between heads as you get at 30 ft. (10 m), and our angular resolution is 15x higher than the highest angular spec.

Ambient Light Correction

Dual-Beam™ technology also utilizes blinking laser beams to eliminate the effects of background light. Advanced light filters are also available for direct sunlight apps.

IP67 waterproof Bluetooth® wireless heads with long battery life

With no cables to trip on or wrap around shafts, the X-990 platform makes for a safer work area, while giving you the freedom to go wherever you need to be, for 15 hours before recharging the battery. Our advanced, Class 1 Bluetooth wireless technology offers up to 100 feet (30 m) of communication range, And for wet work sites, the IP67-rated T-1290 target can be dunked in water up to 3 feet (1m) and still transmit data! Also, our charging cable can be used for communications in case something happens to the wireless.


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L-790 Dual-Beam™ Laser
  • 2 Unidirectional, parallel laser beams that can be used out to 30 ft. (10 m), which are much safer than the competitor 6° fans that can be up to 3 ft. (1 m) wide at 30 ft.
  • Horizontal laser beam adjustment for faster setups.
  • 2 mm diameter laser beams allows for extra measuring range.
  • Blinking lasers for ambient light correction.
  • Common charging cable for both laser and target.
  • IP67 waterproof housing allows it to be submerged in water up to 3 feet (1 m) and still transmit data!
  • Operating range of 30 feet (10 m) from laser to target.
  • 125-hour battery life. Can be operated while plugged into A/C charger.
  • Laser-On and Low Battery LED’s.

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T-1290 Wireless 5-Axis Target
  • 2-Axis 33(V) x 13(H) mm PSD with .00002 in. (0.0005 mm) resolution
  • Measurement accuracy of:
    • Offset Error <0.15%
    • Angular Error <.75%
  • ± .59 in. (±15 mm) offset measuring range
  • ± 12º angular measuring range
  • Rotation axis 0.1º. resolution with ±1.0 º. accuracy.
  • Bluetooth Class I wireless communication with range of 100 feet (10 m).
  • IP67 waterproof housing allows it to be submerged in water up to 3 ft. (1 m)and still transmit data!.
  • 15-hour (continuous) battery life.
  • Wireless Link, On-Target, Data Communication and Low Battery LED’s.
  • USB charging cable also can be used as data communications cable in case of wireless problems.

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A-980 Stainless Steel Shaft Brackets
  • Stainless steel quick-connect brackets for fast setup and stable readings.
  • For shaft diameters from .8 to 6.0 in. (20-152 mm)
  • 2 sets (qty 4) 4 in. (152 mm) and 8 in. (304 mm) posts.
  • Stainless steel chain with magnetic tip to secure extra chain and protect the equipment.
  • A-980A Chain Bracket Upgrade with chains to handle up to 12 in. diam. shafts and 6 in. (152 mm) and 12 in. (304 mm) posts.
  • Fits into carrying case with posts connected.

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A-910 Shipping Case

A waterproof, rugged shipping case with precut foam for all the components of the kit. It holds extras like the: A-982 Magnet Brackets, A-980OF Offset Brackets and several other optional brackets.

X-880 5-Axis
Alignment Tool
X-990 5-Axis
Alignment Tool
L-790 Dual-Beam™ Laser Head
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T-1290 Wireless 5-Axis Target
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A-980 Stainless Steel Shaft Brackets
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A-980A Shaft Bracket Upgrade
R-1342T3-2A10” Standard Tablet
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S-1396 Couple6 Software License
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S-1396- App License
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BYO App License

Includes these 5 basic apps plus Recommended apps : i

  • Data Quality Analyzer
  • Flip It™
  • Machine Templates
  • Recommended Tolerance
  • Report Printing Software
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Choose between this and BYO Apps below:

  • Auto Clock™ Data-Taking
  • Signature Capture
  • Soft Foot
  • Thermal Growth Foot Calculator
  • User-Defined Tolerances
  • Vertical Machine Program
  • Virtually Unlimited Data Files
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  • Auto Sweep™ Data-Taking
  • Arc Mode™ Data-Taking
  • Image Capture – Reports
  • Machine Train - 3
  • Machine Train - 10
  • Point Mode
  • Repeatability Results Table & History Module
  • Spacer Shafts - 7 Formats, Templates
  • Thermal Growth (coupling) Target Offset
  • Vertical Machines Real-Time Move Screen
  • Uncoupled Swipe™ Mode
Professional App License

Includes these 5 basic apps plus the Professional License apps: i

  • Data Quality Analyzer
  • Flip It™
  • Machine Templates
  • Recommended Tolerance
  • Report Printing Software
Professional License apps
  • Auto Clock™ Data-Taking
  • Auto Sweep™ Data-Taking
  • Bolt Bound™ Move Screen
  • Image Capture – Reports
  • Machine Train 3
  • Point Mode
  • Repeatability Results Table & History Module
  • Signature Capture
  • Soft Foot
  • Spacer Shafts - 7 Formats, Templates
  • Thermal Growth (coupling) Target Offset
  • Thermal Growth Foot Calculator
  • Uncoupled Swipe™ Mode
  • User-Defined Tolerances
  • Vertical Machine Program
  • Vertical Machines Real-Time Move Screen
  • Virtually Unlimited Data Files
  • Report Printing Software
Optional
  • Machine Train - 10
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  • Flatness Measurement
  • Manual/Timed Recording
  • Straightness Measurement
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  • Flatness Measurement
  • Manual/Timed Recording
  • Straightness Measurement
T-241 Laser/Target USB Charging & Data Communications Cable – Qty 2
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A-810 Rugged Shipping Case
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Laser/Target Unit Size 4.2” x 3.3” x 2.2” (107 mm x 84 mm x 55 mm)
Housing Material Impact resistant plastic
Detector Type & Size 2-axis super-linear PSD 33 mm (V) x 13 mm (H) provides 4 continuously updating alignment axes (or 2 alignment planes).
Ambient Light Protection Via blinking-laser algorithm embedded in all Hamar Laser targets.
Target Measurement Resolution Offset: 0.00005 mm (.00002”)
Angular: 0.007 mm/m (.00008 in/ft)
Target Measurement Error Offset: <0.15%
Angular: <0.75%
Angular Sensor Range ± 12° (± .204 in/in or 20.4 mm/100 mm). For values > 5° use only for rough alignment.
Laser Type 650 nm Unidirectional Dual-Beam laser with horizontal adjustment <0.9mW<0.9mW
Wireless Communication Bluetooth® Class 1 - 2.4 GHz plus backup cable
Wireless Range Up to 100 feet (30 M)
Ruggedized Display Platform Rugged 10" tablet, IP65, MIL-STD-810G, 2.0 GHz., 8GB RAM/256GB HD.
Rotation Sensor (5th axis) Accelerometer Resolution: 0.1°
Accuracy: ±1.0°. Measurement accuracy not affected by rotation sensor accuracy.
Environmental IP67 (laser & target).
IP65 (tablet).
Data Storage Capacity Virtually Unlimited
Operating/Storage Temperature Laser/Target: 5°F to 140°F (-15°C to 60°C)
R-1342T3-301XC - AC Mode:-20°C to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F) Battery Mode: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
R-1342T3-301XI - AC Mode:-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) Battery Mode: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Bracket Set Covers 1-12 in. (25.4 - 305 mm) diameter shafts.
Comes with 4, 6, 8, 12 in. (102, 152, 203, 304 mm) posts
Application Range 33’ (10 m) between laser and target
Battery Life Target 14 hours continuous use with Bluetooth® — 15 hours with backupcable. Target can be plugged into power source during use. Low battery status indicator for both T-1290 Target and PC.
Battery Life Laser 150+ hours continuous use. Blinking LED indicates low battery status
Battery Life Tablets R-1342T3-301XC: 5 hours (normal use)
R-1342T3-301XI – 8 hours (normal use)
AC Battery Charger (Laser and Target) 110V to 220V with U.S. and European adapters.
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