Newly designed, the L-702/L-702SP 4-Axis Spindle Alignment Systems are replacements for our workhorse L-700 Spindle laser that has been used to align spindles in lathes, turning centers, transfer-line and rotary-dial machines for over 20 years.
Prior Hamar’s spindle lasers, spindles were aligned with indicators and alignment bars, which only measure a short portion of the machine, take a long time to use effectively and are subject to mounting and sag errors. For larger lathes, this makes aligning the entire bed very time consuming.
The L-702 Spindle Laser comes in 2 configurations:
If you do not see your application listed, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We will be more than happy to provide a solution that’s right for your unique alignment problem.
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-702’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.
Use the L-702SP Spindle Laser with it perpendicular scan plan and our A-1519-2.4ZB Single-Axis Scan Target to measure the squareness of the cross slide, turret travel or other axes on multi-turn machines.
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-702 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.