Pinpoint Laser Systems Introduces Microgage Spindle Alignment Kit
January 22, 2013 Press Release
-- New Spindle Alignment
Kit Turns Waste to Profits
Laser Systems® has introduced the
Microgage Spindle Alignment Kit, a unique new
laser alignment and
measurement system for lathes, turning equipment, spindles, and related machinery. The spindle
alignment kit is turnkey, easy to use, and easily transportable to the factory floor. Ideal
applications include aligning lathes and turning centers, adjusting boring mills, setting up
spindles, aligning drive shafts, adjusting barfeeders, and many other industrial applications.
This new Microgage system provides information on runout, centerline offset, parallelism, concentricity
and other useful parameters that can guide machinery back to optimal alignment and improved
This Pinpoint lathe & spindle alignment system is simple and quick
to use with a round laser that is secured into a chuck or attached to the end of a shaft or
spindle. A dual-axis receiver is placed on the tailstock, tool holder, or another piece of equipment
that can receive the laser beam. As the laser and the receiver move relative to each other,
the digital display provides a precise reading of the alignment and machine’s characteristics.
The new Microgage Spindle Alignment tool can measure to a precision of 0.0001 inch or better
and the laser allows for alignments over distances as great as 150 feet. The recent introduction
of Pinpoint’s newest Capture™ software which is included in the kit, brings added precision,
easy to follow screen instructions and informative data displays to further assist the alignment
of spindles and lathes.
The Kit operates on batteries and all components are compact
and durable, machined of solid anodized aluminum or stainless steel for wear resistance. The
USB Interface connects to a laptop or PC for running Pinpoint’s popular Capture™ software. It
provides easy to follow instructions and graphic images to simplify the alignment process. The
Microgage Spindle Alignment Kit includes a compact carrying case to store the components and
is easily moved to the manufacturing floor.
Pinpoint has offered a broad line of laser alignment and measurement systems that are easy-to-use,
versatile and portable. These products are designed to pay for themselves quickly by decreasing
manufacturing downtime and increasing product quality. The
tools are used for both routine and complex measurement and alignment tasks, delivering
measuring resolution of 0.0001 inch and working over ranges of 180 feet. Pinpoint’s aligning
equipment is actively used in a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, aircraft,
machine shops, paper and textile mills, shipbuilding facilities, medical scanning equipment,
extrusion plants, and electronic assembly facilities, to name a few. Pinpoint offers customized
solutions, working closely with manufacturers to engineer specialized products for their unique
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