Newburyport, Massachusetts – Pinpoint Laser Systems has developed an alignment tool to facilitate the alignment of rollers, shafts, and web-handling systems. The newest addition to the Pinpoint line is compact and easy to use in all industrial environments. Typical applications include paper and textile mills, converting lines, printing presses, plastic bag lines, coating lines, and other roller and web-related applications. This new Roll Adjuster is also an accessory available with Pinpoint’s Laser Microgage alignment system.
The Roll Adjuster is easy to set up and is simply placed onto the top of a master roller, drive shaft, or idler, and is held in place by a pair of V-legs or adaptable mounts. The digital micrometer is then zeroed by pressing a small button on the front to capture the digital position of this first roll or shaft. The Roll Adjuster is then placed on top of the next available roller and the fine adjustment screw turned until the bubble level is centered. The vertical alignment of this second roller is shown digitally allowing for better adjustment or selection of new shims. The Roll Adjuster is then moved to successive rolls for additional measurements and adjustments.
Since 1992 Pinpoint has offered a broad line of easy-to-use products that incorporate lasers, optics, electronics, and solidly built mechanical features. Customers in industries as diverse as semiconductor equipment manufacturers to pet food manufacturers use the tool for both routine and complex measuring and alignment tasks deliver measuring resolution of 0.0001 inch and work over ranges of 100 feet. Pinpoint’s measuring equipment is actively used in the aerospace industry, machine shops, paper and textile mills, shipbuilding facilities, extrusion plants, and electronic assembly facilities, to name a few. Pinpoint has worked closely with many manufacturers to develop specialized alignment systems for robotic applications, medical scanning devices, and numerous other applications.
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