Shaft alignment tool TKSA 60

The wireless laser shaft alignment tool with built-in alignment expert

SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 60
SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 60
SKF Shaft Alignment Tool TKSA 60

The TKSA 60 is an extremely rugged wireless laser shaft alignment tool that can be used in harsh environments. The system provides instant expertise with a built-in step-by-step alignment process, from preparation, inspection and evaluation through correction, reporting and analysis. The system incorporates the latest alignment knowledge and decades of SKF experience of rotating equipment.

  • Built-in wireless technology
  • Horizontal and vertical alignment as standard features
  • “Swap view” -enables graphics to be swapped from one side of the machine to the other to accommodate the user position
  • Accelerometer in both measuring units- allows uses taking measurement at any three positions with a shaft rotation of as little as 40 degrees.
  • Energy efficiency indicator-indicates the estimated extra energy consumption due to misalignment
  • Fast template – a built-in database stores the relevant information of the equipment being aligned for re-use in future activities
  • Laser or manual soft foot check, correction and record
  • Real-time correction- the system displays the live actual value and direction for accurate misalignment correction.
  • Alignment results are shown in graphical format. The results show the machine conditions “as found” and “as corrected”, also the desired tolerances.
Technical data
Horizontal and vertical alignment, User defined alignment tolerance, Soft foot check, Chocking arrangement, Fast template
Measuring units:

Housing material
Chassis: aluminium
Sides: glass filled PBT
Laser class
Maximum laser power
1 mW
Distance between measuring units
Maximum: 10 m (33 ft)
Type of detectors
Linear CCD with length 36 mm (1.4 in.)
Low-power, industrial wireless network, 802.15.4 compliant
Rod/fixing bar
4 off 90 mm (3.5 in.), 4 off 150mm (5.9 in.)
Can be screw together to increase length
Environment protection
IP 65
Battery type
2 x AA Alkaline or rechargeable battery
96 x 83 x 36 mm (3.8 x 3.3 x 1.4 in.)
326 g (11.5 oz)
Display unit

Housing material
PC/ABS plastic
Display type
10,9 cm (4.3 in.) diagonal colour LCD. Day light viewable
Environment protection
IP 65
Drop test
1,2 m (3.9 ft) to military standard
Battery type
Rechargeable Li-ion battery and external power supply
Operating time
10 hours continuous
PC connection
Displayed resolution
0,01 mm
234 x 132 x 48 mm (9.2 x 5.2 x 1.9 in.)
680 g (22.9 oz)
Complete system

Display unit (battery included)
2 measuring units
2 mechanical shaft fixtures
2 adjustable chains with tightening pin
2 extension chains
Rods: 4 x 90 mm (3.5 in.), 4 x 150 mm (5.9 in.)
USB cable
Charger for display unit
Measuring tape
Screw driver
Tommy bar
Quick start guide
CD with instruction to use
Carrying case
PC download
Storage memory
1 000 alignments
Soft foot check
By laser or manually
Alignment tolerance check
User editable tolerances
Shaft diameter range
up to 300 mm (11.8 in.)
Chain included for shaft diameters
30–300 mm (1.2–11.8 in.)
Displacement measurement accuracy:
 ± 5 um ± 0.5%
Temperature range
-10–50 °C (14–122 °F)
Operating humidity
Carrying case dimensions
534 x 427 x 207 mm (21 x 16.8 x 8.2 in.)
Total weight (incl. case)
7,3 kg (16.1 lb)
1 year
Accessories and spare parts
TKSA 60/80-EXTCHAIN2 × Extension chains of 500 mm (19.7 in.) for shaft diameters up to 300 mm (11.8 in.)
TKSA ROD904 × threaded rods of 90 mm (3.5 in.)
TKSA ROD1504 × threaded rods of 150 mm (5.9 in.)
TKSA MAGVBK2 × Magnetic V-brackets, supplied without rods or chains
TKSA SLDBK2 × Wheels to be used with standard V-bracket (TKSA VBK), supplied without V-bracket
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 MAGBASE2 × Magnetic bases
IMPORTANT: Offset bracket (TKSA EXT50 or TKSA EXT100) is required for usage and needs to be ordered separately.
TKSA VBK2 × Standard V-brackets, supplied without rods or chains
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