Advanced tool allowing belt pulley and chain drive alignment
The tool has two components: a laser-transmitting unit and a receiver unit. 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 21 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 transmitter to the receiver – which is mounted on the opposite pulley. The tool then corrects for vertical angle, horizontal angle and parallel misalignment – including combinations of all three.
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 21 uses two red laser diodes 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.
All components of the TKBA 21 – two red laser transmitters/receivers and six 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 21 is part of a series of tools offering a simple way to do this.
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