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
Features and benefits
- 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 11D2 with rugged, industrial display device and pre-installed apps included.
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.
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 Designation TKSA 11 / TKSA 11D2 Sensors and communication 2× Inductive proximity sensors
Inclinometer ±0.5°, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
System measuring distance 0 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 material PC/ABS plastic Operating time Up to 18 hours, rechargeable LiPo battery Dimensions 105 × 55 × 55 mm (4.1 × 2.2 × 2.2 in.) Weight 155 g (0.34 lb) Operating device TKSA DISPLAY2, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 and iPad Mini recommended
iPad, iPod Touch
iPhone SE, Galaxy S6 or above (all not included)
Software/App update Apple AppStore or on Google Play Store Operating system requirements Apple iOS 9 or Android OS 4.4.2 (and above) Alignment method Alignment of horizontal shafts
3 position measurement 9–12–3
Live correction values Only for horizontal Extra features Automatic .pdf report Fixture 2× V-brackets with chains, width 15 mm (0.6 in.) Shaft diameters 20 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 adapter Charging via micro USB port (5V)
Micro USB to USB charging cable supplied
Compatible with 5V USB chargers (not included)
Operating temperature 0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F) IP rating IP 54 Carrying case dimensions 355 × 250 × 110 mm (14 × 9.8 × 4.3 in.) Total weight (incl. case) 2,1 kg (4.6 lb) Calibration certificate Supplied with 2 years validity Case content Measuring 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.