Use Of Lasers In Spindle Alignment

Many manufacturing processes use a pair of opposing spindles in order to perform boring, milling or some other operation simultaneously on opposite sides of a part.

For these operations to be performed efficiently and produce high quality parts, with little wastage and high quality control, these spindles must always be precisely aligned in their correct position.

Laser alignment provides a quick, easy and most importantly an extremely accurate way, to ensure that spindles are always positioned as they should be. The laser transmitter is mounted in or on one of the spindles, with the receiver on the other. Each is then turned to determine if the spindles are parallel.

The theory of laser spindle alignment can also be applied to lathes and turning centers, to verify the positions of the heads and tailstocks to ensure accurate operation.

You can find out more about which one of On-Trak Photonic's laser alignment systems is right for your application by contacting us or checking out the resources on our website.

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