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Shaft alignment tool TKSA 51

Comprehensive and intuitive shaft alignment utilising tablets and smart phones

The TKSA 51 shaft alignment tool provides high measurement flexibility and performance suitable for entry-level to expert alignment jobs. Designed to work with the shaft alignment apps on a tablet or smart phone, this intuitive tool is easy to use and requires no special training. The included accessories enable use of the TKSA 51 for a wide range of alignment applications, such as motors, drives, fans, pumps, gearboxes and more. The tool's mobile apps include tutorial videos to show operators how to perform accurate measurements.

  • Measurement flexibility - The well-known, three-position measurement gains additional flexibility as measurements can start at any angle and require a total minimal rotation of only 40 degrees. This enables operators to perform alignments of applications with limited space.
  • Automatic reports - Alignment reports  are generated automatically and can be customised with notes, a machine picture and a signature via touchscreen. These reports can be exported as PDF files and shared with other mobile apps.
  • Comprehensive and compact - A range of included components, such as magnetic mounting brackets and extension rods and chains, increase the TKSA 51's versatility, yet it remains compact, lightweight and easy to carry.
  • 3-D live view - This feature enables intuitive positioning of heads for quick alignment measurements and displays live when horizontal/vertical alignment correction is achieved. The app enables 3-D rotation of the virtual motor to correspond with the actual machine position.
  • Disturbance compensation - Measurement values are averaged over time to provide accuracy in presence of vibration or other external disturbances.
  • Fully functional demo mode - The apps can be downloaded easily, and its demonstration mode allows the shaft alignment process to be experienced before purchasing the TKSA 51.
SKF Shaft alignment tool TKSA 51
The TKSA 51 shaft alignment tool is suitable for a broad range of applications. Its compact, lightweight design, high measurement flexibility and included accessories enable use of the instrument on virtually any machine, even in difficult-to-reach locations. Protective cases can be used on tablets and smart phones and do not affect the functionality of the TKSA 51.

Alignment applications

QR code for TKSA 51 and 71 apps
The TKSA 51 functions quickly and intuitively using three software apps tailored for different alignment jobs. Designed for use without prior training, these simple-to-use apps are available free of charge for both Android and iOS platforms. Common features include comprehensive, automatic reports, export and sharing options, instructional videos within the apps, built-in tolerance guidelines, 3-D live view, disturbance compensation and a fully functional demonstration mode.

Apps for use with TKSA 51

Demonstration video TKSA 51

Ordering designations

DesignationDescription
TKSA 51Measuring units with standard accessories in carrying case
TKSA 51DTKSA 51 and TKSA DISPLAY
TKSA DISPLAYAndroid tablet with min 7 in. screen size, protective cover for industrial environments and pre-installed apps.
  • Technical data
    Technical data
    DesignationTKSA 51 and TKSA 51D
    Sensors and communication20 mm (0.8 in.) PSD with red line laser Class 2;
    electronic inclinometer ±0,1°; Bluetooth 4.0 LE
    System measuring distance0.07 to 5 m (0.23 to 16.4 ft)
    Measuring errors / displayed resolution<1% + 1 digit
    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)
    Operating system requirementsApple iOS 8 or Android OS 4.4.2 (and above)
    Alignment applicationsHorizontal shaft alignment, vertical shaft alignment, soft foot
    Software  / App updateApple AppStore or on Google Play Store
    Shaft diameters20 to 150 mm (0.8 to 5.9 in.),
    up to 450 mm (17.7 in.) with extension chains supplied
    Max. recommended coupling height170 mm (6.7 in.) with extension rods
    Alignment measurement3 × positions free measurement (min. 40° total angle), automatic measurement
    Alignment correctionLive values for vertical and horizontal machine position correction
    Adjustable shocks compatible (Vibracons)
    Soft foot correctionAvailable with separate Soft Foot app
    Alignment reportAutomatic pdf report exportable via email/cloud services
    Display orientationLandscape (plus portrait on tablets)
    MU batteryUp to 10 hours continuous operation (2 000 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery)
    Carrying case dimensions355 × 250 × 110 mm (14 × 9.8 × 4.3 in.)
    Total weight (incl. case)2,9 kg (6.4 lbs)
    Operating temperature0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
    IP ratingIP 54
    Calibration certificateSupplied with 2 years validity
  • Accessories
  • Spare parts
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