Laser Flatness-Foundation Measurement
The flatness of machine foundations, structural base plates and floor plate conditions have a large impact on whether machines end up in perfect alignment or not. If the foundation is skewed, warped or affected by the condition of the ground it sits on, it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to align machines to a satisfactory precision.
Before installing a new machine it is important to check the flatness of the foundation abd that it is aligned, in order to prevent tensions within the foundation and to minimise any unnecessary stress of machine housings.
As shown below a sweep laser is positioned in one corner, the laser receiver is moved around the surface and a set of flatness readings is taken. These readings then appear on a graphical display showing their relative heights and the maximum and minimum values. These flatness readings can be stored and outputed to a disk or memory stick via a USB port. (See Video Below)
The Benefits of Measuring and Correcting Foundation Settlement
- Prolonged lifetime of your machines
- Foundations are less likely to suffer fatigue stress and so repair costs are saved
- Downtime is minimised and so are any unplanned stoppages
Industrial Applications for Geometric Laser Alignment & Measurement of Flatness & Foundation Settlement
- Machine Tables
- Machine Guides
- Structural Base Plates
- Floor Plates
Laser Geometric Alignment Systems for Measuring Straightness, Flatness and Detecting Foundation Settlement
The Fixturlaser NXA GEO (Geometric Alignment) series is a 1 or 2 axis alignment system for high-precision measurement, alignment and documentation of machine positioning and foundation flatness. The Fixturlaser Geo-systems are available with a series of different laser transmitters, receivers and fixtures for specific applications. All transmitters are interchangeable providing easy upgrade for future needs.
Benefits of Geometric Laser Alignment Systems for Measuring Straightness, Flatness and Detecting Foundation Settlement
By using our laser measurement system for detecting Foundation Settlement, requirements are met on both accuracy and repeatability. Any adjustments that can be made to the foundation or base plate being measured can be viewed on the system as live values. All results are stored for filing, traceability and quality assurance requirements. Fixturlaser has been designing and developing Laser based alignment and measurement systems for over 20 years.
Video showing how to measure flatness with the NXA Geometry Laser System
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Nicol & Andrew distributes a range of sophisticated Laser Geometric Alignment Systems in the UK for the measurement of flatness and straightness, with the capabilities to measure foundations to identify foundation settlement or foundation failure.