Shaft alignment tool TKSA 11

New technology makes shaft alignment easier and more affordable

The SKF TKSA 11 is an innovative shaft alignment tool that uses smartphones and tablets and intuitively guides the user through the shaft alignment process.. With a focus on the core alignment tasks, the TKSA 11 is designed to be a very easy-to-use instrument is especially suitable for alignment learners and compact applications. The SKF TKSA 11 is the first instrument on the market that uses inductive proximity sensors, enabling accurate and reliable shaft alignment to be affordable for every budget.

Demonstration video TKSA 11

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Features and benefits

SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 11
  • Live view of the instrument and motor position makes the measurement and horizontal alignment intuitive and easy
  • The TKSA 11 app offers a fully functional demonstration mode allowing the complete alignment process to be experienced without the need to purchase the TKSA 11
  • The TKSA 11 is designed to give a fast return on its investment and is also affordable for almost every budget
  • Mobile devices allow high resolution graphics, intuitive usage, automatic software updates and display unit choice
  • By using inductive proximity sensors, the measurement is no longer affected by bright sunlight, the influence of backlash is reduced and the instrument becomes more robust. All enabling the TKSA 11 to deliver accurate and reliable shaft alignments
  • Automatic alignment reports give a complete overview of the alignment process and results. Reports can easily be shared via email or cloud services
SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 11

Shaft alignment is recommended for almost every industry, as it enables machine uptime to be significantly improved and maintenance costs to be reduced. 

The TKSA 11 focuses on industries where these shaft alignment benefits have not yet been realised and helps customers profit from correctly aligned shafts.

SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 11 in App store and Play store

The TKSA 11 App is available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Just search for “SKF TKSA 11” or follow the QR code and try the alignment process with the fully functional demonstration mode. 

The SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 11 is supplied in an SKF carrying case (fig. 1)

Technical data
Sensors and communication
2x inductive proximity sensors; electronic inclinometer; Bluetooth 4.0 LE
System measuring distance
0 to 185 mm (0 to 7.3 in)  between brackets, three reference bars included
Measuring errors / Displayed resolution
Less than 2% / 10 µm (0.4 mils)
Compatible operating devices *
Ipod Touch 5th generation recommended,
Iphone 4S, Iphone 5, Ipad Mini, Ipad 3rd generation or above
Galaxy S4 (recommended phone), Galaxy Tab Active (recommended tablet),
Smart-Ex 01 (Smart-Ex 01)
Operating system requirements
Apple iOS 7 and above or Android OS 4.4.2 and above with hardware support
for Bluetooth 4.0 / Bluetooth smart and Open GL 2.0
Software/App update
"Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 11" via Apple AppStore or on Google Play Store
Shaft diameters
20 to 160 mm (0.8 to 6.3 in), up to 320 mm (12.6 in) with optional extension chains
Max. recommended coupling height
55 mm (2.2 in), up to 175 mm (6.8 in) with optional extension rods
Alignment measurement
three position measurement (9-12-3)
Alignment correction
vertical with shims, horizontal with live view
Alignment report
Automatic PDF report
MU battery
up to 18 hours continuous operation
(1900 mAh rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery)
Carrying case dimensions
360 x 110 x 260 mm (14.2 x 4.3 x 10.2 in.)
Total weight (incl. case)
2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)
Operating temperature
 0 °C to +45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
IP rating
IP54 for the measuring unit  (IP67 for the probes)
Calibration certificate
Supplied with 2 years validity
* No display device included
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