Transfer-Line Spindles

One of the biggest killers of transfer-line productivity is line downtime caused by broken taps, drills, reams, etc., usually caused by poor angular alignment of the spindle axis. At one “Big Three” automobile manufacturer, transfer-line tool breakage went from 1 break per 50 parts produced before laser alignment to 1 break per 1,500 parts after laser alignment with the L-700, saving the company $1.5 million annually on one line alone.

L-700 Spindle Laser Alignment System

25 years of transfer-line alignment experience, along with many improvements, went into the design of the L-700 Spindle Laser Alignment System that makes checking and adjusting the alignment of transfer line machines much easier and much faster.  The L-700 features:

  • Aligns transfer line machines up to 70% faster than conventional methods, such as use indicators and alignment bars.
  • Extremely simple set up and fixturing.
  • 4-axis target sensor simultaneously displays vertical and horizontal center and angle readings
  • Real-time alignment data, so alignment errors can be fixed easily and quickly without changing the setup.
  • V & H center resolution of .00001 in. (0.00025 mm) and V & H angular resolution of .00001 in/ft (0.001 mm/m).
  • Powerful Windows-based Spindle8 Software features step-by-step program flow that even calculates shim values and moves for spindle box alignments.
  • Spindle8 Software also corrects mounting errors, saving many thousands of dollars on master parts.
  • With the addition of an extra laser, computer interface and 4-axis target, the L-700 can also handle complex dual and multiple-spindle applications

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L-700 Spindle Laser Alignment System Configuration