Free Apps for Shaft Alignment Calculations

Fixturlaser, a manufacturer of laser-based shaft alignment systems, has developed three free mobile device apps for shaft alignment personnel: Align Terms, Laser Dials and Therm Align. Align Terms is a reference app for machine shaft alignment that enables lookup of shaft alignment terms and access to instructional videos. Laser Dials is an app to convert shaft align-ment measurements between rim and face dial indicator readings and laser sys-tem angles and offsets. The Therm Align app helps those performing shaft align-ments calculate the value of compensa-tions for thermal growth (also known as dynamic movement) of rotating equip-ment. Therm Align will calculate the thermal offsets needed to compensate for this thermal movement. Movement of both the stationary and movable compo-nents is taken into account to determine the proper compensating “target values” needed on the movable piece of equip-ment. All three apps are available for free download at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

As featured in Womp 2012 Vol 12 -