Laser Shaft Alignment Services
Nicol & Andrew Group provides a complete Laser Shaft Alignment solution to all industries, UK and World-Wide using Fixturlaser alignment equipment.
Some of the industries served with our Shaft Alignment, Flatness Alignment and Bore Alignment services are: -
- Power Generation (alignment of turbine shafts and casings)
- Marine (alignment of gearboxes to prop shafts, main bearing pockets and stern tube bores)
- Offshore (Motor shaft alignment, generator alignment)
- Manufacturing (pump and motor alignment, machine train alignment)
- Process (alignment of kilns and pump alignment)
- Oil & Gas (alternator shaft alignment and machine base alignment)
- Wind Generators (specialised shaft alignment services)
We only use Fixturlaser equipment as we consider it the best in the world for accuracy, ease of use and reliability.
Most of our alignment work is carried out using the new FixturLaser NXA Pro as it uses twin Lasers. Explanation below.
Twin Laser Shaft Alignment
Laser shaft alignment is the process of aligning two or more shafts with each other to within a specified tolerance. Our twin Laser alignment tool ensures a high degree of accuracy and repeatability and is also very easy to use. Click this link to see a short video of laser shaft alignment.
It is essential to ensure drive shafts are in perfect alignment before valuable equipment is put in to service. Nicol & Andrew is a leader in the field of Shaft alignment using Laser technology, supplying Fixturlaser's robust, easy to use Alignment systems and also providing on site services in the field of mobile shaft alignment in the UK and world wide.
Our laser alignment service (for example on gearbox shafts or cardan shafts) can be carried out on site to reduce the time and cost required to carry out precision inspections.
On Site Shaft Alignment Using The Fixturlaser NXA Pro
The Fixturlaser NXA Pro is designed for speed and ease of use in a busy industrial environment. With its user-friendly interface and extensive capabilities, the Fixturlaser NXA Pro system works it's alignment magic in record time and is the ideal choice for maintenance engineers.
The state of the art CCD digital laser technology prevents interference from bright sunlight that can often be a problem with equipment from other manufacturers.
The Fixturlaser NXA Pro laser system boasts a color LCD touch screen display with clear icons and the benefit of animated graphics to guide the user through an easy alignment process step by step.
This shaft alignment system unusually also uses dual line lasers (instead of a dot-laser) and uses large detectors in its receivers. I.e. it can pick up the laser beam over a much greater target area. This is a huge benefit when setting up the laser as it removes most of the need for rough alignment steps. Just set everything up by eye and usually the beam is somewhere on the target. Minor adjustments thereafter and you are good to go. Very quick and easy.
The Fixturlaser NXA Pro comes with cleverly designed Pre-assembled fixtures that allow the laser units to be attached in seconds. We can also design and manufacture special brackerty to allow you to aligh shafts in difficult situations. just let us know your requirements.
The latest wireless connectivity allows the user complete freedom of movement which again is a great benefit when using the system in difficult conditions.
This Fixturlaser system comes with an Express Alignment mode which automatically samples alignment data once the equipment is set-up and running. This can allow data capture in a very short time. From the time you open the case to the first data being received can be as little as five or six minutes.
Our fully portable Laser shaft alignment systems are available for hire and we can provide training if required.