Easy-Laser® XT660 - Shaft alignment
Easy-Laser® XT660 Shaft is an advanced measurement system for alignment of horizontal and vertical/flange mounted rotating machinery. With XT660 you can carry out the following:
The XT660 measuring units utilize dot laser technology. This makes it possible to measure larger machines and longer spans than line laser systems. It also provides higher accuracy when backlash in the coupling is present. In addition, dot laser allows you to check more things when installing a machine, e.g. twist of foundation and bearing clearance.
With the XT660 you have a choice of several different measurement methods, e.g. continuous sweep and multipoint. This gives you the flexibility you need to achieve the perfect measurement result.
The XT products are rugged, rated both IP66 and IP67 water and dust proof. Along with long operating times, this guarantees you will be able to take on and finish even the tougher jobs.
Use the rugged Easy-Laser XT display unit, or install the free XT Alignment app on your iOS or Android device. The intuitive user interface guides you through the measurement process. Click here for list of compatible devices
The XT display unit has a 13MP camera. You can also get the XT display unit with a built-in IR camera. This means you can add a thermal image of the machine before and after alignment. You can easily create and share a PDF report containing all measurement data and images.
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.
For alignment of machine trains with three machines. 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).
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.)
Diagnose vibration level, unbalance, misalignment and looseness. (Requires the XT280 accessory.)
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.
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.
Rugged, robust, rubber coated design. IP66 and 67, dust- water- and shockproof. As standard a 13 MP camera for documentation is built-in*, and you can also choose to add an IR camera to the XT11.
A large 8", glove enabled touch-screen makes the information clear and the app easy to use. The small OLED display shows battery status of both measuring units and display unit. You can check battery status also when the unit is turned off. The clever lock-screen button prevents unintentional clicks, for instance when moving between work positions.
*The camera can be removed if security reasons require.
The XT60 measuring 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.
The diagonally positioned fastening screws set the unit in a grid-lock on the rods. Rigid aluminium housing for maximum stability. IP66 and 67, dust- water- and shockproof. Heavy-duty battery for very long operating times. Built-in wireless technology.
All XT660 shaft systems include:
XT660 also includes, depending on system:
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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