Optical Vs Laser In Stern Tube Alignment
Proper alignment of the stern tube, as well as that of the propulsion shaft, of any ship is of vital importance. The stern tube alignment process allows for some tolerance, but anything outside those tolerances can result in excessive vibration and even failure of tube system bearings, seals or possibly of the entire propulsion system.
Optical alignment can get you close, but in case studies, when an optical stern tube alignment was afterwards checked by doing a laser alignment, the stern tube alignment was found to be outside tolerances.
We highly recommend not taking any chances and getting any stern tube alignment done right the first time, by using a laser alignment system to do the job.
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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