Shaft alignment tool accessories

The SKF Shaft Alignment Tools TKSA series are comprehensive tools and suitable for many alignment jobs. The following accessories are available to further expand the usability and allow alignments of an even wider range of applications.
Extensions chains
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Extension chains can be connected to the supplied mounting chains to increase their length. Longer chains enable alignments with larger shaft or coupling diameters. If one set of extension chains is not enough, two sets can be combined or a magnetic V-bracket can be used.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA 11-EXTCH2 × Extension chains of 480 mm (18.9 in.)
for shaft diameters up to 320 mm (12.6 in.)
TKSA 41-EXTCH2 × Extension chains of 500 mm (19.7 in.)
for shaft diameters up to 300 mm (11.8 in.)
TKSA 51-EXTCH2 × Extension chains of 1 m (3.3 ft.)
for shaft diameters up to 450 mm (17.7 in.)
TKSA 60/80-EXTCHAIN 2 × Extension chains of 500 mm (19.7 in.)
for shaft diameters up to 300 mm (11.8 in.)

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Rods
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Additional rods can be attached to the supplied rods to make the rods longer. Such an extension of rods is useful for applications with large coupling diameters where the laser lines of the measuring heads need to look over the coupling.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA ROD904 × threaded rods of 90 mm (3.5 in.)
TKSA ROD1504 × threaded rods of 150 mm (5.9 in.)
TKSA 51-ROD804 × threaded rods of 80 mm (3.1 in.)
TKSA 51-ROD1204 × threaded rods of 120 mm (4.7 in.)

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Magnetic V-brackets
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Magnetic V-brackets are mounted on the shaft or coupling with strong magnets. They are used for mounting the measuring units on the shaft flange or on the side of the coupling when chains cannot be used. Magnetic brackets might not allow stable mounting on small shafts.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA MAGVBK2 × Magnetic V-brackets, supplied without
rods or chains
TKSA 51-VBK1 × Standard V-bracket, supplied with
2x threaded rods of 80 mm (3.2 in),
1x standard chain of 480 mm (18.9 in.)
and 4 × magnets

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Spindle brackets
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Spindle brackets are used to mount the measuring units on spindle of lathes for example.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA 51-SPDBK1 × Spindle bracket, supplied with
2 × threaded rods of 80 mm (3.2 in.)

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Sliding brackets
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Sliding brackets can be used for alignments of shafts that cannot be rotated. The sliding bracket have wheels that slide on the shaft.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA 51-SLDBK1 × Adjustable sliding bracket for use
with shaft diameters >30 mm (1.2 in.)
or bore diamters >120 mm (4.7 in.),
supplied without rods
TKSA SLDBK2 × Wheels to be used with standard
V-Bracket (TKSA VBK), supplied
without V-bracket

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Offset brackets
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Offset brackets are used when the space for the alignment is too limited to mount the measuring heads on the original bracket. The offset brackets are mounted on the rods of mounted bracket and allow an offset of the measuring heads parallel to the shaft to increase the available space.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA EXT502 × Offset brackets of 50 mm (2 in.)
compatible with standard (TKSA VBK)
and magnetic V-brackets (TKSA MAGVBK)
and magnetic base (TKSA MAGBASE)
TKSA EXT1002 × Offset brackets of 100 mm (3.9 in.)
compatible with standard (TKSA VBK)
and magnetic V-brackets (TKSA MAGVBK)
and magnetic base (TKSA MAGBASE)
TKSA 51-EXT501 × Offset bracket 50 mm (2 in.),
supplied with 2 × rods 80 mm (3.2 in.)

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Magnetic base
Extensions chains (accessory for shaft alignment tools)

Measuring units can be mounted directly on large diameter shafts with the magnetic base. It is more convenient to use the magnetic base on large shaft diameters than multiple extension chains.


Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA MAGBASE2 × Magnetic bases
IMPORTANT: Offset bracket (TKSA EXT50
or TKSA EXT100) is required for usage
and needs to be ordered separately.

Note: Photos are for illustrative purposes and vary by product.

Other accessories
Ordering designationsContent and description
TKSA 11-EBK2 × Extendable V-brackets, supplied with
4x threaded rods of 120 mm (4.7 in.)
and 4 × threaded rods of 80 mm (3.1 in.),
supplied without chains
TKSA VBK2 × Standard V-brackets, supplied without
rods or chains
TKSA 41-QR5 × A4 sheets with 12 × QR code stickers
per sheet (total of 60 × stickers)

Compatibility

Ordering designationsCompatible with TKSA
 113141516080
Extension chains      
TKSA 11-EXTCH    
TKSA 41-EXTCH    
TKSA 51-EXTCH    
TKSA 60/80-EXTCHAIN    
Rods      
TKSA ROD90  
TKSA ROD150  
TKSA 51-ROD80•*    
TKSA 51-ROD120•*    
Magnetic V-brackets      
TKSA MAGVBK  
TKSA 51-VBK    
Spindle brackets      
TKSA 51-SPDBK    
Sliding brackets      
TKSA 51-SLDBK•**    
TKSA SLDBK  
Offset brackets      
TKSA EXT50  
TKSA EXT100  
TKSA 51-EXT50    
Magnetic base      
TKSA MAGBASE  
Other accessories      
TKSA 11-EBK     
TKSA VBK  
TKSA 41-QR     
* Requires extendable V-Bracket set TKSA 11-EBK for usage with TKSA 11.
** Requires additional rods TKSA 51-ROD80 or TKSA 51-ROD120 for usage with TKSA 11.
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