Easy-Laser® XT550 - Ex/ATEX Shaft alignment
The Easy-Laser® XT550 Shaft system is developed for hazardous areas and is easily operated through our XT Alignment app. It is an advanced measurement system for alignment of horizontal and vertical/flange mounted rotating machinery. With XT550 you can carry out the following:
The XT550 alignment system has all the features of the XT660 with one major difference – the measuring units are intrinsically safe, which allows the system to be used in potentially hazardous areas.
The system comes with Easy-Laser’s dot laser technology, allowing you to measure large machinery and long spans. The measuring units are approved in accordance with the latest ATEX directive*, and are rated both IP66 and IP67 water and dust proof.
System XT550 comes in two configurations; with or without the ATEX approved ecom Tab-Ex® display unit. The XT Alignment app runs on most iOS and Android units, as well as our own XT display unit. However, those are not allowed in potentially explosive areas, but makes for a perfect complement for use in other places.
Note. For use in Ex-classed areas, the mobile device you’re using must be approved for these areas. Always check for approval labels before entering potentially explosive areas. The XT display unit is not Ex/ATEX approved.
*The XT50 measuring units are ATEX approved which means means they comply with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements relating to the design of products intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Download certificate.
If you don't have access to Google Play:XT Alignment app for Android
The featured programs below are the most common used with this system. Please click here for a complete overview of possibilities.
The user interface is intuitive and guide you through the measurement process. It is animated and zooms into the most important things for each step. You can save the measurements of a machine for As found and As left in the same file.
For measurement and alignment of vertically and flange mounted machines.
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.
For alignment of cardan/offset mounted machinery. (Requires additional Cardan bracket kit.)
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 complete, you can go directly to the alignment program with all of the machine’s distance values saved.
Program to measure flatness/twist of, for example, machine foundation, machine tables, etc.
Use the M and S measuring units included to measure as with digital dial gauges, but with laser precision and the possibility to document the measurement result. Another application is to check shaft radial play (bearing play).
Measurement points are recorded at fixed points 9, 12 and 3 o’clock. This is the classic three-point method which can be used in most cases. The preferred method for situations where the machine to be aligned is mounted on a moving object, and it is not possible to use the inclinometers (e.g., on ships, cranes, wind turbines etc.).
Ideal method for coupled machines where you manually rotate the shafts to any position. 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. An easier-to-use version of the three-point method (see 9–12–3).
Multi point is basically the same as EasyTurn™, but instead you can record multiple points on the sector rotated. This will provide an optimized calculation basis. Perfect for e.g. turbine and sliding bearing applications.
Automatic recording of measurement values during continuous sweeping of the shaft. The easiest and quickest way to obtain the alignment status on coupled machines. Hundreds of points are registered. Start recording, rotate, and stop at any angle and you get the results instantly. Quality check of measurement is provided (see example down left).
Used when the machines are uncoupled and when the rotation can be difficult to control. Rotate one shaft/unit at a time to pass with the beam over the other (stationary). Repeat alternately until enough measurement points are recorded. You can start and stop anywhere on the turn. Use it for big heavy machinery like gas turbines, wind turbines or gear boxes which can be difficult to rotate to a specific position.
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!
The result table shows how well your readings repeat and lets you save comments for each one.
The software can adjust to machine designs of all types such as those with two pairs of feet, three pairs of feet, and feet in front of the coupling, etc.
Oftentimes, machines expand considerably when moving from a cold to hot operating temperature. The Thermal Growth Compensation function allows the measurement system to calculate the appropriate shims and values needed to make adjustments in such cases. Compensation values for the machines are normally supplied by the manufacturers.
Measurement results can be checked against pre-defined tolerance tables or values you determine yourself. This allows you to immediately see if the alignment is within the approved parameters, thereby considerably reducing the amount of time spent on alignment.
Adjust with live values also when measuring units are positioned up to 44° from absolute V and H position.
The adjustment guide helps you decide optimum adjustment by simulating shimming and move. For programs Horizontal and Machine train.
Choose from different 3D machines to portray your machinery on either side of the coupling.
The mirror view function allows you to adjust the position of the motor on screen to correspond with the position of the machine in front of you, making it easier to understand adjustment directions.
Assign a specific code to a specific machine, then use the built-in camera of your device to open assigned file and settings. (Note: camera resolution requirements applicable.)
Save measurement files as templates, with machine data and settings, to quickly start measurements.
Lock any pair of feet on the machine. Used when aligning base-bound or bolt-bound machines.
Choose method depending on coupling type: short flex or spacer shaft.
Your latest measurement is always available, automatically saved.
Sign-on screen to verify your job. The signature is saved with the PDF file.
The app includes a searchable Users Manual which opens the right chapter depending where in the process you are. This makes it quick and easy to find the answer to your user questions.
The software is available in 13 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Brazilian Portugese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (traditional and simplified).
As standard the XT11 display unit is equipped with a HDMI connector, making it possible to share the display screen direct on a TV monitor or projector screen without any additional software. Useful for training purposes with large groups.
Save your files from the XT11 display unit to USB and copy to other devices.
Save all measurements in the display unit’s internal memory.
From the XT11 display unit, quickly print on a wirelessly connected printer.
Add a photo of the machine to explain your work a little more. Add a thermal image to show the difference after alignment. (IR Camera is optional.)
Use one of the two formats included. Both a PDF and an Excel file is generated.
Share the reports via email with your client, or to e.g. your OneDrive™ file area.
The XT50 measuring units are ATEX approved for use potentially explosive environments. The units utilize dot-type laser and 1-axis square PSD surfaces. A state-of-the-art OLED display shows the angle of the unit, making it easier to position it on the shaft. IP66 and 67, dust- water- and shockproof. Heavy-duty battery for very long operating times. Built-in wireless technology.
Based on Samsung GALAXY Tab Active, ecom´s hazardous area tablet is certified for use in Zone 1/ 21 & DIV 1 hazardous areas.
This video goes through the XT Horizontal Shaft Alignment program using the XT440 and XT770 measuring units.
(This video was produced by our Canadian partner Benchmark PDM.)
For software, see Support > Software download.
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