Shaft alignment with alignment sensors is an optional function in Leonova Diamond® for quick and easy shaft alignment, with either limited or unlimited use. The function is user friendly and easy to learn.
Shaft alignment is the process of adjusting the relative position of two coupled machines so that the center lines of their shaft form a straight line when the machine is running at normal operating temperature. Alignment is achieved by moving the front and/or back feet of one machine up, down, and sideways, until the shafts are aligned within required tolerances.
The alignment sensors measure the position of the shafts compared to the centre line. They use digital signal processing to easily and automatically distinguish from interfering light sources. High precision digital CMOS linear image sensors provide maximum accuracy. Dual axis high precision inclinometers measure the angle of rotation of both alignment sensors at all times. This allows measurement in fully automatic mode, with much less than a half-turn of the shaft.
The Leonova Diamond instrument is the control and display unit, with a powerful processor that enables very short calculation times. A user-friendly graphical interface guides the user through the entire alignment procedure. Automatic calculations and instant correction and alignment data result in a perfect shaft alignment. Leonova also produces a log file with all alignment data for printing a report.
- Alignment of horizontally mounted machines (automatic measurement or manual prompts)
- Alignment of vertically and flange mounted machines
- Soft foot measurement
- Compensation for thermal growth
- Feet lock function
- Shaft alignment log