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Measurement system for alignment of extrusion machines

With the Easy-Laser® E930 system, pipes with diameters down to 50 mm can be measured, at a range of up to 40 m. The transmitter's laser beam can be compared to an absolutely straight and weightless ruler, that is to say a perfect starting point for precision measurement.

During the alignment procedure both detector and spindle are rotated, thus self calibrating the system. This way you can determine how the centre line of the spindle is, relative to the tube’s centre at the inlet end.

Document your measurement results

The detector's measurement value is transferred to the display unit wirelessly, which means that one can measure more freely. The measurement system has programs that guide you step-by-step, using clear graphics on a large 5.7" colour screen. You can also produce full documentation for your measurement job, with direct generation of PDF reports, and database programs for PC for example.

Many reasons for alignment

The gearbox shaft centre must coincide with the centre line of the extruder tube. Otherwise the screw at the inlet’s end will be pressed against the tube, which will lead to abnormal wear of both screw and tube along with increased energy consumption. This wear can also result in metal fragments in the produced material. It is important that the extruder tube is straight so that the screw does not rest against the tube in any part, which can result in abnormal wear and fragments of metal in produced material. We will also get a more even temperature of produced material which in the end results in a better product.

Complete system with all the measuring programs

Easy-Laser® E930 is a complete system in itself, with laser transmitter, detector and display unit. You can also add other parts from our extensive range to build a system that suits your specific needs and requirements, because all the measurement programs are included as standard. For example add shaft alignment equipment for other rotating machines, and lasers for flatness measurement.

An aligned extrusion machine leads to:

  • Less wear on the extruder screw and tube. 
  • Even quality on the produced material.
  • Lower energy consumption.
  • Lower consumption of spare parts.
  • Increased availability on machine time.
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PROGRAMS AND FUNCTIONS

The key to a quick and reliable measurement are programs that guide you through the measurement process. The Easy-Laser® systems support you with smart functions and a clear user interface. Still, it is not our products that do the job, but you as a professional technician!

Machine Train

Regardless of what machines you have and in which order they were assembled, you can build your own machine train with theoretically as many machines as you like. You can pick the reference machine manually, or let the program choose one that will minimize the need for adjustments. 

VERTICAL/FLANGE MOUNTED MACHINES

This program is used for alignment of vertical and flange-mounted machines, e.g. pumps, motors, gear boxes. Shows centre offset, angular error and shim value at each bolt.

VALUES - DIGITAL DIAL INDICATOR

The Values program can be used e.g. when one wants to measure as with dial gauges and to check bearing play or shaft load. With the standard equipment and completely normal set up on the machine!

CARDAN/OFFSET MOUNTED MACHINES

Alignment of cardan/offset mounted machines. (Accessory Cardan fixture, Part No. 12-0615 is required.)

BELT ALIGNMENT

Using the system you can align sheaves and pulleys with digital precision. Adjustment of the machines is displayed in real time on the screen, with readings for angle and axial displacement in both the vertical and horizontal axes, as well as an adjustment value for the front or rear foot pair. The result can be documented as normal. (Requires the XT190 BTA accessory.)

VIBRATION MEASUREMENT

The Vibration Measurement program allows you to measure vibration levels (mm/s, inch/s) and bearing condition (g-value). The program guides the user through the vertical, horizontal and axial points to measure on the machine. The result can be documented as usual. (Requires the E285 Vibrometer probe accessory.)

SOFT FOOT CHECK

Alignment work begins with a soft foot check. The soft foot check ensures that the machine is resting evenly on all its feet by indicating which foot/feet should be adjusted. This is an important part of securing a reliable alignment. After the soft foot check is com- plete, you can go directly to the alignment program with all of the machine’s distance values saved.

EASYTURN™ FUNCTION

The EasyTurn™ function allows you to begin the measurement process from anywhere on the turn. You can turn the shaft to any three positions with as little as 20° between each position to register the measurement values. Voila! Measurement is complete!

Result table

The result table shows how well your readings repeat and lets you save comments for each one.

MEASUREMENT VALUE FILTER

An advanced electronic filter function can be used to achieve reliable results even under poor measuring conditions. Air turbulence and vibrations from adjacent machines are no match for the Easy-Laser® filter function!

STRAIGHTNESS MEASUREMENT

With our program for measuring straightness, you can easily measure long shafts, rolls, bearings, bases, machine structures etc. All you have to do is define a number of measuring points, in advance or while measuring. You will be able to get the result for both the horizontal and vertical alignment, graphically as well as digitally. 

FLATNESS MEASUREMENT

Program to measure flatness/twist of (for example) machine bases, machine tables, etc. With advanced "best-fit" calculations.

OFFSET AND ANGLE

This program shows centre offset and angular error between two shafts, for example. The values are displayed for both horizontal and vertical direction simultaneously. Can also be used for dynamic measurements.

SQUARENESS

For measurement of squareness in machines and installations.

PARALLELISM

For parallelism measurement of rolls, rails, overhead tracks, gantries, metal sheet cutters, production lines, etc. Two methods are available: measurement with Angular prism or with Angle detector E2.

SPINDLE DIRECTION

For measurement of the pointing direction of machine spindles in machine tools, drilling machines, etc.

CENTRE-OF-CIRCLE, Straightness 2-point

Used for straightness measurement of bearing journals when the bore diameter varies. For example, diesel engines, propeller shaft installations, etc. With advanced "best-fit" calculations.

HALF CIRCLE, Straightness 3-point

Readings taken in three positions: 9, 6 and 3. Allows varying diameters. To be used together with the turbine system. With advanced "best-fit" calculations.

STRAIGHTNESS, 4-point

Used for straightness measurement of bearing journals. Measures two points in each direction, X and Y. Can handle up to 999 measurement points with two zero points. With advanced "best-fit" calculations.

HORIZONTAL MACHINES

Horizontally mounted machines often consist of a pump and a motor, but can also include other types of machines such as gearboxes and compressors. Regardless of the machine type, it is easy to measure and align with Easy-Laser®. The measuring units (M and S) are easily mounted on each side of the coupling and communicate with the display unit wireless. Then follow the step-by-step instructions on screen.

OVALITY/ROUNDNESS

For ovality measurements of bore and bearing journals. The number of measurement positions are theoretically unlimited for each bore.

FLANGE FLATNESS

For flatness measurement of flanges and circular planes, slewing ring bearings and tower flanges for example. Can handle 1 to 5 circles, 3-180 measurement points on each. Three zero points at 120° pitch are computed by the system.

FLANGE PARALLELISM

For parallelism measurement of flanges on for example wind tower sections. With advanced "best-fit" calculations.

Document your data

Connect to you computer

The display unit is connected to the computer via the USB port. It then appears on the desktop as a USB Mass Storage Device from which you can easily transfer files.
 

EASYLINK™ PC SOFTWARE

With the EasyLink™ database program you can save and organise all your measurements in one place, produce reports with both data and images and export to your maintenance systems. You can customise what your Excel reports should look like and what data should be visible and where it should be positioned. The program has a clear folder structure, where you drag and drop files from the display unit to the database. Create your own structure with folders for manufacturer, department or machine type for example. The database can also be located on a common server and shared with other users. For extra safety you can use EasyLink™ to make backups of what you have saved in the display unit.

MAKE A PRINTOUT

Quickly print all measurement data locally with a thermal printer (accessory).
 

BARCODE READER

The barcode reader is used to enter the measurement object data automatically before measurement, which can save you time, and minimizes errors. Barcode reader is accessory for all systems but E530.

CREATE A PDF REPORT DIRECTLY

When measurement is complete it is possible to generate a PDF report containing graphs and measurement data directly in the measurement system’s display unit. All the information about the measurement object is documented, and you can add your company’s logo and address details if you so wish.
 

SAVE IN BUILT-IN MEMORY

Save all measurements in the display unit’s internal memory. 
 

SAVE TO USB MEMORY

Save desired measurements on your USB memory. This enables you to take it to your computer to print reports whilst leaving the measurement system in place.

 

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DISPLAY UNIT E51

The display unit for the E series enables you to work more efficiently and for longer than ever before thanks to several innovative solutions. It is also ergonomically designed with easy-to-grip rubber cladding and robust construction.
 

NEVER LOSE POWER

The display unit is equipped with our Endurio™ Power management system. This ensures that you never have to stop in the middle of a measurement because the battery has run out.
 

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

The display unit has a thin, easy-to-grip and rubber coated profile that ensures a secure grip. It has large well-spaced buttons that give clear feedback when pushed. In addition, the two Enter buttons make the system suitable for both right and left-handed users. The display screen has clear graphics that guide you through the measurement process.
 

PERSONAL SETTINGS

You can create a user profile where you can save your personal settings. You can also have different settings for different types of measurements. It makes work faster!
 

LANGUAGE SELECTION

You can choose the language that you want to appear on screen. English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese are available. More languages to follow.
 

UPGRADING

If you wish to expand functionality in the future, the software in the display unit can be upgraded via the internet or by connecting a USB memory containing the new software. In this way you will also have access to the measurement programmes that we develop for new purposes in the future.
 

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  1. Two Enter buttons, for left and right-handed users
  2. Large, easy to read 5.7” colour display
  3. Proper buttons for clear feedback
  4. Thin profile gives a perfect grip for your hands
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  1. Mounting for shoulder strap
  2. The integrated battery compartment design gives the correct angle on the display screen 
  3. Connection for charger
  4. USB A
  5. USB B
  6. Easy-Laser® measurement equipment
  7. Robust, rubber coated design

Note: Dust and splash guards for connectors that are not used when measuring

DETECTOR E9 WITH EXTRUDER BRACKETS

Detector diameter 45 mm [1.77"]. 2 axis PSD, 20x20 mm  [0.79"x0.79"]. Built-in 360° electronic inclinometer. Built-in Bluetooth® wireless communication and rechargeable battery. There is also a connector on the back side for standard "red cable" (charging and data transfer). Mounting threads on both ends, for tube adapters (01-0777) or other suitable brackets (e.g. 12-0767 and 12-0553).

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  1. Tube adaptors for detector. Manufactured to order to fit the actual diameter.
  2. Detector E9
  3. Mounting for extension rods.

D75 LASER TRANSMITTER

Laser transmitter for straightness measurement. Measurement distance 40 m [130']. M6 threads on ends and sides offer alternative mounting options. With the magnet bracket pictured, the laser beam can be pointed from the bracket or through the bracket. Three super magnets holds the transmitter in a perfect position.

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  1. Laser adjustment screws
  2. Super magnets

A COMPLETE SYSTEM CONTAINS

  • 1 Display unit E51
  • 1 Laser transmitter D75
  • 1 Detector E9
  • 1 Cable 2 m
  • 1 Cable 5 m, extension
  • 1 Bracket for D75 with magnets
  • 1 Set of brackets for detector
  • 1 Set of extension rods for detector
  • 1 Target for extruder 
  • 1 Manual
  • 1 Measuring tape 5 m
  • 1 USB memory stick with EasyLink™ software
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 Battery charger (100–240 V AC)
  • 1 Hexagon wrench set
  • 1 Shoulder strap for Display unit
  • 1 Cleaning cloth for optics
  • 1 Carrying case
technical data  

Technical Data

Display Unit

Name
E51
Part No.
12-0418
Type of display/size
VGA 5.7” colour screen, backlit LED
Displayed resolution
0.001 mm / 0.05 thou
Power management
Endurio™ system for unbroken power supply
Internal battery (fixed)
Heavy duty Li Ion chargeable
Battery compartment
For 4 x R14 (C)
Connections
USB A, USB B, Easy-Laser® units, Charger
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Communication
BT wireless technology
Internal memory
>100 000 measurements can be saved
Help functions
Calculator, Unit converter
Environmental protection
IP class 65
Housing material
PC/ABS + TPE
Dimensions
WxHxD: 250x175x63 mm [9.8”x6.9”x2.5”]
Weight (without batteries)
1080 g [2.4 lbs]

Laser Transmitter

Name
D75
Part No.
12-0075
Type of laser
Diode laser
Laser wavelength
630–680 nm, visible red light
Laser Safety Class
Class 2
Adjustable modulation
5, 32 KH
Output
< 1 mW
Beam diameter
6 mm [1/4"] at aperture
Working area, range
40 m [130']
Type of battery
1 x R14 (C)
Operating time/battery
approx. 15 h
Laser adjustment
D75: 2 ways ±2° (± 35 mm/m)
Housing material
Anodized aluminium
Dimensions
WxHxD: 60x60x120 mm [2.36x2.36x4.72"]
Weight
780 g [27.5 oz]

Detectors

Name
E9
Part No.
12-0759
Communication
BT wireless technology or cable
Type of detector
2 axis PSD 20x20 mm [0.78" sq]
Dual Detection Technology™
N/A
Type of display
N/A
Resolution
0.001 mm [0.05 mils]
Measurement error
<1% +1 digit
Inclinometers
0.1° resolution
Thermal sensor
± 1° C accuracy
Environmental protection
IP class 67
Internal battery
Li Po
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Protection
No influence from ambient light
Housing material
Anodized aluminium, Plastics
Dimensions
Diameter 45 mm [1.77"], length 100 mm [3.94"]
Weight
180 g [6.3 oz]
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Downloads

You can find product brochures and manuals in pdf format here. They contain further information about our products. Software updates are also available for downloading.

Manuals

E9xx Geometric Manual

Brochures

Product Catalogue rev. 16
E930 brochure
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