Greg Knitz, President of Alignment Supplies, says the North American launch of the ALiSENSOR SHAFTLASER, a completely new system for shaft alignment that combines all of the best aspects of Apple’s iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone with the most streamlined and easy-to-use shaft alignment interface ever developed. “The sensor has changed the game for laser shaft alignment users all over the world,” says Knitz. At $4,890, Alignment Supplies expects that the SHAFTLASER will make cutting-edge, wireless laser shaft alignment affordable and accessible to everyone.
The shaft laser features the most intuitive shaft alignment interface ever developed – in a 3D layout with live alignment diagrams and Graduated Tolerance Control to show acceptable and excellent tolerances. Vertical and Horizontal misalignment results are shown simultaneously in a 3D view, making it easier to understand and correct due to this unique, yet common-sense layout. Like all company products, all measurement program Apps, like Shaft Alignment and Soft Foot, are simply downloaded for free from the App Store.
The Shaftlaser system consists of two wireless, Bluetooth laser measuring units, pre-assembled on Versatile Shaft Brackets (with adaptable components for mounting with chains or magnets), extension rods, and more – all in a rugged, compact case. “Unlike shaft alignment systems where the computer display unit can cost thousands of dollars to replace, the Shaftlaser can use an iOS device such as an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch by downloading the free App measurement programs,” said Knitz. The Shaftlaser is part of the Industrial MFi (Made for iPad) program, an integration of the iPad and other iOS devices into industrial-grade tools and equipment which has revolutionized the world of precision measurement systems and equipment.
The ALiSENSOR platform is developed by GLOi AB, a pioneering company in the Industrial MFi sphere headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden. GLOi AB was founded by Nils Andersson, a recognized luminary of the laser alignment industry, who originally founded both Fixturlaser AB and Damalini AB, two of the biggest laser alignment and measurement companies in the world. Andersson, along with R&D / Embedded Systems Director Ali Chitsaz and a full team of Technical Design and Development veterans, have embraced the exceptional opportunities and possibilities of designing products directly for use with Apple’s iOS devices. GLOi’s core development team also has an illustrious history of over 30 years of designing and developing some of the world’s best-selling laser shaft alignment systems. GLOi has refined that expertise and modernized it by integrating the iPad – making shaft alignment easier, more reliable and affordable than ever.
The Shaftlaser also has several high-end features to its impressive slate of capabilities, including the ability to perform a standard 9-12-3 clock position measurement, or simply use a minimum of only two 20° rotations of the shafts. Additionally, the system includes embedded help functions like video demonstrations and instructions. The sensor also features Graduated Tolerance Control, giving users the ability to use both “Acceptable” and “Excellent” tolerances during the alignment. The sensor creates fully-customizable PDF reports which can be preset with template information like Company Name, Operator, Company Logo, and more. The system also possesses the ability to include a photo of the machine (taken with the built-in camera of the iOS device) directly in the report. The report file is automatically saved when the measurement is complete, and can be easily shared like other files on any iOS device – via email, mms, and even cloud services such as Dropbox.
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