Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 40

The intuitive tool allows results to be stored and shared

The laser alignment system TKSA 40 is intuitive in operation, thanks to its animated graphical interface. Not only is it quick and easy to use, but alignment results can be stored and shared using a USB cable via the PC. Compared to traditional methods, the shaft alignment process is greatly simplified; just follow the instructions on the screen to make a perfect alignment.

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Features and benefits

SKF laser alignment system TKSA 40
SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 40
  • Intuitive: Animated graphical interface on a 4 inch back-lit screen and alphanumeric key functions simplify the whole process
  • Alignment actions displayed: Clear “real–time” coupling and feet values, given during the alignment process, makes alignment corrections quick and easy
  • Built-in alignment recommendation: Pre and user definable tolerance tables greatly simplify assessment of the alignment
  • Alignment data sharing: Alignment settings and results can be stored to the internal memory and downloaded via USB cable to a PC. Files are easily shared with others without the need of special software.
  • Soft foot check: “Soft foot” function helps check if the machine is standing evenly on all feet; an essential check for good shaft alignment
  • Easy pre–alignment: For machines that are grossly misaligned, the laser lines and scales enable rapid pre–alignment
  • Fast measuring unit positioning: Measuring units are positioned fast and easy, by using the built-in spirit levels
  • Global use: Language free menus and user selectable measurement units (mm or inch) facilitate use globally
  • Easy for all users: A quick start guide and intuitive menus allows virtually any technician to quickly be familiar with the process. Full multi-lingual instructions are supplied on a CD
Technical data
Laser alignment system TKSA 40
Horizontal single coupling alignment, soft foot check, tolerance check, storage of results
Measuring units:

Housing material
ABS plastic
Type of laser
Diode laser
Laser wave length
670 - 675 nm
Laser class
Maximum laser power
1 mW
Distance between measuring
Maximum: 1 000 mm (3.3 ft)
units brackets
Minimum: 70 mm (2.7 in.)
Type of detectors
Single axis PSD, 8,5 × 0,9 mm (0.3 × 0.04 in.)
Cable length
1,6 m (5.2 ft)
87 × 79 × 39 mm (3.4 × 3.1 × 1.5 in.)
210 gram (7.3 oz)
Display unit:

Housing material
ABS plastic
Display type
10 cm (4 in) monochrome backlit screen
Screen protection
Hard plastic
Battery type
3 x 1,5V LR14 Alkaline
Operating time
20 hours continuous
PC connection
Displayed resolution
0,01 mm (1 mil in inch mode)
210 × 110 × 50 mm (8.3 × 4.3 × 2 in.)
650 gram (22.9 oz)
Complete system:


Display unit (batteries included)
2 measuring units with spirit levels
2 mechanical shaft fixtures
2 locking chains with tightening pin
Measuring tape
USB cable
Quick Start Guide
Calibration certificate valid for 2 years
CD with instructions for use and
instructional video
Carrying case
PC download
Plug in to PC by USB socket
100 alignments
Softfoot check
Alignment tolerance check
User editable tolerances
Shaft diameter range

30 - 500 mm
Chain: 30 - 150 mm (1.2 - 5.9 in.)
Optional chain: 150 - 500 mm (5.9 - 20 in.)
Accuracy of system
< 2% / ± 0,01 mm
Temperature range
0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
Operating humidity
< 90 %
Carrying case dimensions
530 x 360 x 115 mm (20.9 x 14.2 x 4.5 in.)
Total weight (incl. case)
4,4 kg (9.7 lb)
1 year