Using Lasers For Propeller Alignment

In the shipbuilding industry, accurate propellor shaft alignment is essential to prevent vibration from being transferred along the shaft and into the engine.

Any vibration at all of the propeller shaft not only reduces engine efficiency, but will over time cause engine damage and if left unattended will eventually cause premature engine failure.

Due to the extremely long length of propellor shafts in ships such as aircraft carriers, manual measurement is difficult, time-consuming and potentially inaccurate.

Laser alignment provides a rapid and highly accurate method of measuring propeller alignment over distances of up to 300 feet. The high accuracy of laser alignment provides resolution of up to 0.001”, ensuring optimal propellor alignment and placement to facilitate proper function.

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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