Lathes and Turning Centers

Test bars and indicators are difficult to setup and take forever to get good alignment results. It takes a very experienced technician to achieve the kind of accuracies that today’s tight tolerances require. Our laser alignment systems offer a much better way.

L-700 Spindle Alignment Laser System

Many years of transfer-line spindle alignment experience, along with many improvements, went into the design of the L-700 Spindle Alignment Laser System that makes checking and adjusting the alignment of lathes and turning centers much easier and much faster:

  • Aligns lathes up to 70% faster than conventional methods such as use indicators and alignment bars.
  • Simple setup and minimal training needed.
  • With a range of up to 100 ft. (30 m), the L-700 can check the alignment of even the largest lathes.
  • Headstock-to-tailstock alignment checks in 4 axes simultaneously with 4-axis target sensor (V & H center and V & H angular).
  • Target data updates in real time, 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 Lathe9 Software features easy-to-understand screens.  It even calculates shim values and moves for headstock and tailstock alignments.
  • Lathe9 Software also corrects mounting errors, making the setup and alignment go even faster.

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L-700 Spindle Alignment Laser System Configuration