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Machine Tool Alignment

Faster, More Accurate Machine Tool Alignment

Machine Alignment Specialist

Hamar Laser has been making advanced laser alignment systems for machine tool applications for more than 50 years. Our patented state-of-the-art systems align almost all types of metal cutting machinery up to 70% faster than conventional methods that can require days or even weeks. Faster and more accurate laser alignment reduces labor costs and downtime and helps machines cut better parts, reducing scrap rates and increasing productivity.

Wide Range of Applications

Our versatile systems handle a wide range of machine tool applications including machining centers, gantries, boring mills, VTLs, lathes and grinders.

High-Accuracy Improves Throughput and Part Quality

High alignment accuracy combined with ultra-fast data taking significantly improves tool life, increases plant throughput and vastly improves overall part quality.

Easy to Learn & Use

Our systems operate similar to optics and other familiar methods, making them easier to learn and reducing training requirements.

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Reduced Alignment Downtime

Our lasers align machines up to 70% faster than conventional methods.


Ultra-Accurate Measurements

Resolution to 0.25 microns. Accuracy up to 0.0013 mm/m.


Years of Experience

We know what works…and
what doesn’t. Try us and see!

Advantages over Interferometer Methods

  • Same ultra-high accuracy but easier and faster to setup
  • Up to 70% faster alignments
  • 1-2 setups vs. 6-8 for 3-axis machining center
  • No worries about “breaking the beam”
  • Re-align errors with real-time data updating vs. static measurements
  • Squareness measurements are built into the lasers, avoiding setup of finicky “squareness optics”
  • Simultaneous multi-axis alignment checks vs. single-axis checks
  • Check alignment of guideways and columns without machine power

Advantages over Traditional Methods

  • Up to 10x higher accuracy than levels, straight edges, indicators, etc.
  • 1 laser system vs. 4-5 traditional measurement tools
  • Ultra-high resolution up to .00001 in (0.00025 mm)
  • Up to 75% faster
  • Measure entire length of X, Y, W & Z axes up to 100 feet (30 m) for straightness and squareness
  • Difficult alignment checks are made easy, such as: bed twist, vertical roll and rotary-axis parallelism
  • Simultaneous multi-axis alignment checks vs. single-axis checks
  • Real-time data displays automatically update with each adjustment

What Makes Hamar Better?

Hamarlaser Ultra-Accuracy


Our laser planes have a flatness accuracy of up to .000015 in/ft. (0.0013 mm/m), flatter than any competing laser, usually by a factor of 8!

High-Speed Alignments

High-Speed Alignments

Renowned for their ease of use and fast setups, our systems significantly speed up alignments with real-time data feedback and simultaneous multi-axis adjustment.



With 16 different laser alignment products, we have a laser to fit virtually any alignment application for checking concentricity, flatness, straightness, squareness, parallelism, rotation axis collinearity and spindle tramming.

Alignment Experience

Alignment Experience

More than 5 decades of alignment experience goes into every product, along with our 28 patents! We know laser alignment!



We design innovative laser systems engineered for specific applications, not inferior and under-performing “one-size-fits-all” products.



Family owned and operated, we make and service our lasers right here in the USA, providing our customers with a high level of personal service.

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What Our Customers Say

Christopher G.
Equipment Engineer
Rolls Royce Corporation

"Just a note to let you know, we completed alignment of the Mazak Slant bed lathe shortly after you and Guy finished your visit with us.

Paul Frecker
IS Tecnik

"The machine move stage is the most critical step in any alignment. Behind its great graphics, this is where we have seen the very high resolution...

Charles M
Operations Manager ‐ Alignment Services
Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, Ltd

"We have been using Hamar laser equipment for about 14 years and have had nothing but great support from your staff all around, Read More...

CL Cheng
Engineering Manager
Mitsui Copper Foil Malaysia

"We adopted the use of the Hamar Laser Alignment System since 2005 and have not looked back since. It has proven that with its high accuracy and easy to train equipment, Read More...

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