Compact and versatile new L-702 and L-702SP Spindle Alignment Lasers help manufacturing plants cut costs and boost productivity.
Hamar Laser Instruments, Inc. Has introduced two new spindle alignment lasers for highly accurate and fast alignment of lathes, turning centers and other machinery.
- The L-702 Spindle Alignment Laser is a straight-line laser for spindle alignments in lathes, turning centers, OD grinders, slant-bed lathes and transfer-line and rotary-dial machines.
- The L-702SP Spindle Alignment Laser with Scan Plane adds a perpendicular scan plane to the L-702 spindle laser beam for checking cross-slide, turret axis squareness and other milling axes in multi-axis, mill-turn machines.
The company states its spindle lasers have helped customers reduce tooling costs and scrap rates, while reducing downtime to increase throughput. It also says its lasers are up to 70 percent faster than conventional methods.
As with every product in Hamar Laser's extensive line of innovative alignment solutions, checking and adjusting machine alignment with the new lasers is easy and fast:
- The L-702 and L-702SP are inserted into spindle chucks and aligned to the spindle's rotation axis using Hamar Laser's T-261 4-Axis Target. Then the lathe-bed straightness and parallelism to the headstock are checked.
- Add in the L-702SP's perpendicular scan plane and Hamar Laser's A-1519-2.4ZB Wireless Target and the cross-slide, turret or milling axes can be checked for squareness or parallelism.
- The data is sent to Hamar Laser's Lathe9 Software for recording and analysis with a very high measurement resolution of .000001 in. (0.00025 mm).
- The L-702SP can also be used to check machine-bed guideway flatness/leveling with the addition of Hamar Laser's mag base fixture.