Belt alignment tool TKBA 40

Highly accurate tool for V-belt pulley alignment

SKF Belt Alignment Tool TKBA 40

The SKF TKBA 40 aligns V-belt pulleys in the grooves. V–guides and powerful magnets allow the TKBA 40 to be fitted in the grooves of the pulley. With only two components, a laser–emitting unit and a receiver unit, the belt alignment tool is easy and fast to attach. The three–dimensional target area on the receiver unit allows the easy detection of misalignment as well as its nature; whether it is horizontal, vertical, parallel or a combination of all three.

Demonstration video (note: TMEB 2 = TKBA 40)

Features and benefits

SKF Belt Alignment Tool TKBA 40
  • Powerful magnets allow fast and easy attachment
  • Three-dimensional target area simplifies the alignment process
  • Facilitates simultaneous adjustment of tension and alignment
  • V-guides facilitate the alignment of a wide range of V-belt pulleys
  • Aligns grooves of a V-belt pulley rather than its face, allowing optimum alignment of pulleys of unequal width or with dissimilar faces
  • A maximum operating distance of 6 m (20 ft) accommodates many applications
  • Special side adaptor allowing alignment of multi-ribbed and timing belt pulleys as well as sprockets is available as accessory
Technical data
Designation
TKBA 40
Type of laser
Red laser diode
Laser
1x Built-in class 2 laser, <1 mW, 632 nm
Laser line length
3 m at 2 m (9.8 ft at 6.6 ft)
Measurement accuracy angular
Better than 0,2°
Measurement accuracy offset
Better than 0,5 mm (0.02 in.)
Measurement distance
50 mm to 6 000 mm (2 in. to 20 ft)
Control
Laser on/off switch
Housing material
Extruded aluminium
Dimensions

  Transmitter unit
70 x 74 x 61 mm (2.8 x 2.9 x 2.4 in.)
  Receiver unit
96 x 74 x 61 mm (3.8 x 2.9 x 2.4 in.)
  Reflector dimensions
N/A
Weight

  Transmitter unit320 g (0.7 lbs)
  Receiver unit320 g (0.7 lbs)
MountingMagnetic, groove mounted
(optional side adapter TMEB A2)
V-guidesSize 1: 22 mm, short rods (3x pairs)
Size 2: 22 mm, long rods (3x pairs)
Size 3: 40 mm, short rods (3x pairs)
Size 4: 40 mm, long rods (3x pairs)
Battery2x AA Alkaline type IEC LR03
Operation time20 hours continuous operation
Carrying case dimensions260 x 180 x 85 mm (10.2 x 7.1 x 3.3 in)
Total weight (incl. case1.3 kg (2.8 lbs)
Operating temperature0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage temperature–20 to +65 °C (–4 to +150 °F)
Relative humidity10 to 90% RH non-condensing
IP ratingIP 40
Calibration certificateValid for two years
Case contents
1x TKBA 40 transmitter unit
1x TKBA 40 receiver unit
2x AA batteries
4x sizes of V-guides, 3x of each size
1x Printed instructions for use
1x Calibration certificate
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