High-accuracy tool for V-belt pulley alignment
Belt-driven machinery must be precisely aligned in order to increase belt and pulley life – and reduce both machine vibration and energy costs. SKF’s TKBA 40 Belt alignment tool offers a straightforward way to do this, by accurately aligning the grooves of V-belt pulleys.
It can correct for vertical angle, horizontal angle, and parallel misalignment. The tool has two components – a laser-emitting unit and a receiver unit. It uses powerful magnets and V-guides to fit to the pulley’s grooves, allowing the TKBA 40 to be attached quickly and easily.
The TKBA 40 can be applied to a number of end-use applications:
HVAC , Pump installations , Paper mills , Flour mills , Lathe machine , Milling machines , Conveyors
Agricultural machinery , Compressors , Engine camshafts
The TKBA 40 is supplied with four sizes of V-guide – to fit pulley grooves of most widths and types. Exchanging a V-guide for a smaller or larger one is a straightforward operation.
The laser unit emits a laser line that is projected onto the receiver unit. A three-dimensional target area on the receiver unit allows easy detection of the type of misalignment and how to correct it.
Belt alignment is achieved when the laser line coincides with the three reference lines on the receiver unit.
One of the common reasons for unplanned downtime of belt-driven machinery is pulley misalignment. Pulley misalignment can increase wear on pulleys and belts as well as increasing the noise and vibration level. A side effect of increased vibration is premature bearing failure. All this can cause unplanned machinery downtime.
Note: TMEB 2 = TKBA 40.
SKF Belt Alignment Tools accurately align pulleys and sprockets and correct for various types of misalignment. TKBA 40 is part of a series of tools offering a simple way to do this.
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