Machine Design

Spindle-alignment kit

The Microgage spindle-alignment kit is for lathes, turning equipment, spindles, and related machinery. Applications include aligning lathes and turning centers, adjusting boring mills, setting up spindles, aligning driveshafts, and adjusting bar feeders. The system provides information on runout, centerline offset, parallelism, concentricity and other useful parameters.

The system’s round laser is secured into a chuck or attached to the end of a shaft or spindle. A dual-axis receiver is placed on the tailstock, toolholder, or another piece of equipment that can receive the laser beam. As the laser and the receiver move relative to each other, the digital display provides alignment readings. The new Microgage spindle-alignment tool measures to a precision of 0.0001 in. or better and the laser allows for alignments over distances as great as 150 ft.

The battery-operated kit features components machined of solid anodized aluminum or stainless steel for wear resistance. A USB interface connects to a laptop or PC for running the company’s Capture software.

Pinpoint Laser Systems Inc.
56 Pulaski St.
Peabody, MA 01960
(800) 757-5383


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