How Accurate Are Dial Indicators for Shaft Alignment?

February 23, 2012

Dial indicators are ubiquitous in shaft alignment; they have been used (and misused) extensively for alignment throughout industry for many years. In the right hands, a very accurate alignment can be performed with dial indicators. However, even under the best of circumstances, it will be a time-consuming task with many traps and pitfalls for the […]

The Best Alternative to Using Dial Indicators for Shaft Alignment

February 23, 2012

The best alternative to using dial indicators for shaft alignment is to use a good laser alignment system such as the ROTALIGN ULTRA or OPTALIGN SMART. All the inherent problems and disadvantages of dial indicators are immediately eliminated. Here’s why: Training: Far less training and expertise is required of the millwright to use a laser […]