Precision tool allowing pulley and chain drive alignment
The tool has two components; a laser-emitting unit and three passive targets. Each is attached quickly and easily – using a powerful magnet – to the inside or outside face of a belt pulley or chain sprocket.
The TKBA 11 can be applied to most machines that use V belts, banded belts and ribbed belts – as well as those with chain sprockets. A laser line is projected from the emitting unit to the passive targets - which are mounted on the opposite pulley. The tool then corrects for vertical angle, horizontal angle and parallel misalignment – including combinations of all three.
One laser emitter with three passive targets
Uses a red laser diode and can be used for distances up to 3 m (10 ft)
Fast, easy attachment
Simplified alignment process
Simultaneous adjustment of tension and alignment
Applicable to most machines using V belts, banded belts, ribbed belts – as well as chain sprockets
SKF Belt Alignment Tools are commonly used in power plants, recycling facilities, chemical plants and food & beverage production.
Belt drives are found in a variety of applications, including HVAC, pump installations, paper mills, flour mills, lathe machines, milling machines and conveyors. Sprocket drives are often used in agricultural machinery, compressors and engine camshafts.
Aligning belt drives and chain drives accurately helps to reduce wear on belts, pulleys, chains and sprockets. As well as extending belt and pulley life, a precise alignment also reduces machine vibration. Typical benefits of this include improved machine performance, a reduction in unscheduled downtime and lower energy costs.
The TKBA 11 uses a red laser diode and can be used for distances up to 3 m (10 ft). Sturdy housings, made from ABS and 2K polymers and an aluminium base help ensure assembly stability and accuracy during alignment.
It runs on 3 × AAA batteries for 32 hours of continuous operation. All components of the TKBA 11 – a single red laser emitter, three passive targets and three AAA batteries – are supplied in a sturdy carrying case.
SKF Belt Alignment Tools accurately align pulleys and sprockets and correct for various types of misalignment.
TKBA 11 is part of a series of tools offering a simple way to do this.