Hamar Laser’s patented 4-axis L-700 Lathe & Turning Center Spindle Alignment System is a powerful alignment tool that offers unparalleled accuracy, easy setup and significant savings for aligning spindles to subspindles and headstock spindles to lathe beds and tailstocks. It is also an excellent tool for rotary dial and transfer-line spindle alignments. For over 20 years, the L-700 has been helping companies reduce tooling costs and scrap rates while increasing their productivity and profitability.
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The L-700 is a straight-line laser that can be used for aligning the critical components of lathes, spindle boxes of large rotary-dial machines, the output shaft to the centerline of a twin-barrel extruder and many other applications.
The system includes a battery-operated laser with center and angle adjustments, a target that measures in 4 axes simultaneously, a computer interface with .00002 in. (0.0005 mm) resolution, a target calibration fixture and a portable computer with Hamar Spindle8 alignment software. For aligning dual or multiple spindle machines, a second target, laser and interface can be added.
Measure headstock spindle-axis parallelism with the lathe-bed and saddle guide-rails, headstock-to-tailstock alignment and spindle-to-subspindle alignment. With a measuring range of up to 65 feet (20 m), even the longest lathe bed is easy to measure for parallelism to the spindle axis, eliminating the need for expensive and heavy test bars.
The L-700’s ultra-high resolution of .00001 in. (0.00025 mm) combined with Lathe9 software to correct mounting errors produces a very accurate alignment, less than .0001 in. (0.0025 mm) under good environmental conditions. This extremely high level of accuracy can dramatically improve machine performance and reduce scrap rates.
The T-261A’s 4 alignment values update in real time, so without changing the setup, alignment errors can be quickly fixed, while watching Lathe9 software’s 4-axis display update with each adjustment. Lathe9 software also quickly collects the lathe bed’s straightness data, analyzes it, recommends shim and moves values for headstock and tailstock alignments. In most cases, alignment times can be reduced by 60-70%
The T-261A 4-axis target measures both the horizontal and vertical center and horizontal and vertical angular readings simultaneously. This combined with Lathe9 Software allows you to see all 4 alignment axes updating as you make mores to the headstock or tailstocki. This makes checking and correcting the alignment of the lathe’s components much easier and faster.
The L-700 Spindle Alignment System is so easy to set up that you can do a quick alignment check in 15 minutes and the full alignment data in 25–30 minutes on most lathes. Our Lathe9 Software even corrects for mechanical mounting errors to provide the most accurate lathe alignment on the market today!
An easy-to-follow, 6-step alignment procedure is built right into Lathe9, along with popup instructions, that makes what can be a complicated alignment much simpler and easier to learn. Large color graphical displays allow the alignment data to be seen up to 20 feet (6.5 m) away.