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 
  • Also available as TKSA 11D with rugged, industrial display device and pre-installed apps included.
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
    Technical data
    DesignationTKSA 11 / TKSA 11D
    Sensors and communication2× Inductive proximity sensors
    Inclinometer ±0.5°, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
    System measuring distance0 to 185 mm (0 to 7.3 in.) between brackets
    3 × reference bars included up to 200 mm (7.9 in.)
    Measuring errors<2%
    Housing materialPC/ABS plastic
    Operating timeUp to 18 hours, rechargeable LiPo battery
    Dimensions105 × 55 × 55 mm (4.1 × 2.2 × 2.2 in.)
    Weight155 g (0.34 lb)
    Operating deviceTKSA DISPLAY, Galaxy Tab Active and iPad Mini recommended,
    iPad 3rd generation, iPod Touch 5th generation,
    iPhone 4S, Galaxy S4 or above (all not included)
    Software/App updateApple AppStore or on Google Play Store
    Operating system requirementsApple iOS 9 or Android OS 4.4.2 (and above)
    Alignment methodAlignment of horizontal shafts
    3 position measurement 9–12–3
    Live correction valuesOnly for horizontal
    Extra featuresAutomatic .pdf report
    Fixture2× V-brackets with chains, width 15 mm (0.6 in.)
    Shaft diameters20 to 160 mm (0.8 to 6.3 in.)
    Max. coupling height *55 mm (2.2 in.) with standard 80 mm rods
    (Unit should be mounted on the coupling when possible)
    Power adapterCharging via micro USB port (5V)
    Micro USB to USB charging cable supplied
    Compatible with 5V USB chargers (not included)
    Operating temperature0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
    IP ratingIP 54
    Carrying case dimensions355 × 250 × 110 mm (14 × 9.8 × 4.3 in.)
    Total weight (incl. case)2,1 kg (4.6 lb)
    Calibration certificateSupplied with 2 years validity
    Case contentMeasuring unit; 3 reference bars; 2 shaft brackets with chains 480 mm (18.9 in.) and rods 80 mm (3.1 in.); micro USB to USB charging cable; measuring tape 2 m (6.6 ft.); printed certificate of calibration and conformance; printed quick start guide (EN); SKF carrying case
    * Depending on the coupling, the brackets can be mounted on the coupling, reducing the coupling height limitation.
  • Accessories
  • Spare parts
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