Alignment of machines that experience significant thermal growth requires an accurate set of target values. Target values will allow the machines to be aligned at ambient temperature while taking account of thermal growth. The shafts will then come into proper alignment once the machine has reached operating temperature.
The Fixturlaser NXA comes equipped with the OL2R software. The patented OL2R brackets must be purchased separately. Together they will deliver the most accurate measurement possible of a machine’s thermal growth characteristics. By measuring the machine’s actual hot and cold conditions the NXA will identify target values that are more accurate than those provided by the OEM.
The Fixturlaser OL2RXA Expansion Kit comes with everything you need to mount the NXA (or XA) sensors on the machines. The turrets incorporate aiming lasers that make the mounting and set up quick and easy. The NXA OL2R Software (sold separately) is designed specifically to identify accurate target values. These values can be transferred directly into a horizontal shaft alignment on the NXA.