Parallelism ensures product quality
Examples of parallelism measurement include mutual parallelism between rolls and other surfaces in papermaking machines, printing presses, rolling mills, etc. Other examples include overhead tracks, rails, press machine tables.
with angular prism
The laser beam is directed along the machine, but perpendicular to the measurement object. The principle is based on the beam being deflected at 90° with the aid of a penta prism. In this way it is possible to measure a large number of objects on long machines by moving the penta prism along the machine in the direction of the laser beam. The detector (mounted on a magnetic base, for example) is moved to the front and rear end of the measurement object. Machines up to 80 metres in length and with 150 rolls/objects can be measured.
The results show the squareness in relation to the reference line graphically and digitally. A completed measurement shows the mutual parallelism of the measurement objects (e.g. rolls) in relation to the base line or one of the measurement objects.
without angular prism
Mutual parallelism between rolls or surfaces can also be measured without a penta prism. The laser beam is directed parallel to and between the measurement objects. This method is most suitable when there are few objects to measure.
The detector is positioned at the front end (A) of roll 1 and is zeroed at the display unit. Then moved to the rear edge (B) of the roller and the measurement value read off. Move the detector to the front of roll 2 (C). Set to zero. Move the detector to the rear end (D) and read off the measurement value. The difference between the two measurement values in positions B and D is the parallel error.
with angular detector
The Easy-Laser® system E975 for roll alignment use a new revolutionary detector, and a digital precision level. The measuring principle is easy: Place the laser transmitter so that the beam is pointing across the rolls, onto the detector. First you measure the vertical angle, then the horizontal. Then move the detector to the roll to be adjusted, alternatively to the new roll which replaces the old one. Aim the beam at the detector again, then adjust the roll to the correct value. Finished! This method means that also a short stoppage can be utilized for measurement.