Test & Measurement
Fluke 830 alignment tool shortens motor shaft evaluation
By Alyssa Dalton
October 23, 2014 – In three steps, the Fluke 830 laser shaft alignment tool claims to deliver precise shaft condition measurements and actionable results that, along with other predictive maintenance measurements, enable users to increase machine life.
The tool provides actual correction numbers along with a four-level, colour-coded severity scale indicating whether the machine is in or out of alignment tolerances, says Fluke. The guided interface of the 830 promises easy to understand results that do not require extensive alignment knowledge, while the all-in-one results screen shows both coupling results and feet corrections (vertical and horizontal) in real terms.