What Are You Measuring?

Our laser alignment systems are designed for checking and correcting the alignment of all kinds of different applications. Typically for each application there are 4 main alignment parameters need to be checked: flatness, straightness, squareness and parallelism. Our lasers can do them all with ease, but they can also be used to measure concentricity (alignment) of bores and co-linearity of rotary axes, as well as, the angularity of linear axes, such as: pitch, roll and yaw, which are needed from time to time in machine tool axis alignments.

Click on an icon for a brief description of each parameter plus links to typical applications pages on our site.

Spindle Tramming

In machine tool alignment, tramming a spindle refers to a process where the axis of rotation (AOR) is aligned perpendicular to…

Yaw of a Linear Axis

As a linear axis travels along the Y axis, the yaw angle of the axis is a measure of how…

Roll of a Linear Axis

As a linear axis travels along the Y axis, the roll angle of the axis is a measure of how…

Pitch of a Linear Axis

As a linear axis travels along the Y axis, the pitch angle of the axis is a measure of how…

Parallelism – Rotary Axes

A rotary axis is said to be parallel to a linear axis if its rotation plane has zero angle relative…

Parallelism – Linear Axes or Surfaces

Two surfaces or axes are said to be parallel to each other if the angle between the axis lines (usually…

Squareness – Rotary Axes

Similar to spindle tramming, a rotary axis is said to be square to a linear axis if the angle between…

Squareness – Linear Axes or Surfaces

Two surfaces, or linear axes, are said to be square (or perpendicular) to each other if the angle (usually the…

Straightness

Similar to flatness, a surface or axis travel is said to be straight to a tolerance if all the points…

Flatness & Leveling

A surface or axis travel is said to be flat to a tolerance if all the points on that surface…

Concentricity

Two bores are said to be concentric if the position of the center point of each bore is nearly the…