Shaft alignment tool TKSA 71

Versatility and performance for professional alignment

Designed for professional alignment in harsh industrial environments, the TKSA 71 complements SKF’s offering with a high-end shaft alignment tool. The instrument is very versatile with ultra-compact measuring units for use in extremely narrow spaces. Its dedicated software applications enable different types of alignments, including horizontal and vertical shafts, spacer shafts and machine trains. Superior alignment performance and long-term industrial durability are achieved with an innovative instrument design that offers high measurement accuracy and excellent protection against dust and water in harsh environments.

TKSA 71 advantages

  • Easy-to-use - Intuitive software applications, guided alignment processes and explanatory videos 
  • Wide range of applications - Comprehensive accessories and dedicated software applications
  • Superior alignment performance - Up to 10 m measurement distance, disturbance compensation, measurement flexibility, only 40° total rotation, automatic measurement and customised alignments with target values
  • Protection against harsh environments - Completely sealed measuring units (IP67) to withstand dust and water
  • Ultra-compact measuring units - Use in extremely narrow spaces
  • Robust carrying case - Excellent protection, convenient transport and wireless in-case charging

Demonstration video TKSA 71

Alignment applications

QR code for TKSA 51 and 71 apps
The TKSA 71 functions quickly and intuitively using six 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, machine library with QR code identification, instructional videos within the app, built-in tolerance guidelines, 3-D live view, disturbance compensation and a fully functional demonstration mode.

Apps for use with TKSA 71

Complete system for your alignment needs

The TKSA 71 base model includes standard accessories for most alignment tasks. It is supplied in a rugged case that meets most airline requirements for cabin luggage.

The TKSA 71/PRO model includes additional accessories such as sliding brackets, magnetic bases and offset brackets that are useful for more demanding alignment jobs. This model is supplied in a larger, rugged trolley case.

The TKSA 71D2 and TKSA 71D2/PRO include an additional display device with a protective cover and pre-installed apps. Both systems are ready for use without internet connection or account setup.

Measuring device: Measuring units (M & S) with standard V-bracket (1), Wireless charging pods with USB cable (2), Tape measure (3)
Standard accessories: Extension chains (4), Extension rods (5), Mounting magnets (6)
Advanced accessories: Sliding brackets (7), Offset brackets (8), Additional extension rods (9), Magnetic bases (10)

Ordering designations

TKSA 71Measuring units with wireless charging pods
Carrying case meets most airlines’ carry-on requirements
Standard accessories
Protected display device for industrial use, TKSA DISPLAY2
TKSA 71/PROMeasuring units with wireless charging pods
Trolley case with additional storage space
Standard and advanced accessories
Protected display device for industrial use, TKSA DISPLAY2
TKSA DISPLAY2Android tablet with min 7 in. screen size, protective cover for industrial environments and pre-installed apps.


2 x TKSA 71 measuring units (M & S)
2 x Standard V-brackets with chains 480 mm (18.9 in.), rods 80 mm (3.1 in.) and magnets
2 x Extensions chains 1m (3.3 ft.)
1 x USB to Micro USB split charging cable
2 x Wireless charging pads
1 x Measuring tape 5 m (16.4 ft.)
1 x Printed certificate of calibration and conformance
1 x Printed quick start guide (English)
4 x Extension rods 120 mm (4.7 in.)
1 x Rugged carrying case (IP67), 365 x 295 x 170 mm (14.4 x 11.6 x 6.7 in.)
2 x TKSA 71 measuring units (M & S)
2 x Standard V-brackets with chains 480 mm (18.9 in.), rods 80 mm (3.1 in.) and magnets
2 x Extensions chains 1m (3.3 ft.)
1 x USB to Micro USB split charging cable
2 x Wireless charging pads
1 x Measuring tape 5 m (16.4 ft.)
1 x Printed certificate of calibration and conformance
1 x Printed quick start guide (English)
8 x Extension rods 120 mm (4.7 in.)
2 x Magnetic bases (TKSA MAGBASE)
2 x Sliding brackets (TKSA 51-SLDBK)
2 x Offset brackets 50 mm (2 in.)
1 x Large, rugged trolley case (IP67), 610 x 430 x 265 mm (24 x 16.9 x 10.4 in.)
  • Technical data
    Technical data
    DesignationsTKSA 71 / TKSA 71/PRO / TKSA 71D2 / TKSA 71D2/PRO
    Sensors and communication20 mm (0.8 in) 2nd gen. PSD with line laser Class 2
    inclinometer ±0.1°; Bluetooth 4.0 LE
    System measuring distance0,04 to 10 m (0.13 to 32.8 ft)
    Measuring errors<1% ±10 µm
    Housing materialAnodized aluminum front and PC/ABS plastic back cover
    Operating timeUp to 8 hours, rechargeable Li-ion battery, wireless fast charging, 10 min. charging for 1h usage
    Dimensions52 × 64 × 33 mm (2.1 × 2.5 × 1.3 in.)
    Weight130 g (0.3 lbs)
    Operating deviceTKSA DISPLAY2, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 and iPad Mini recommended
    iPad, iPod Touch
    iPhone SE, Galaxy S6 or above (all not included)
    Software/App updateApple AppStore or on Google Play store
    Operating system requirementsApple iOS 9 or Android OS 4.4.2 (and above)
    Alignment methodAlignment of horizontal and vertical shafts, 3 position measurement 9 -12 -3, automatic measurement, measurement (with min. 40° rotation), soft foot, machine trains, values, spacer shafts
    Live correction valuesVertical and horizontal
    Extra featuresMachine library, QR code reading, target values, disturbance compensation, 3D machine free view, screen rotation on tablets, automatic .pdf report
    Fixture2 × V-brackets with chains, width 15 mm (0.6 in.)
    Shaft diameters20 to 150 mm diameter (0.8 to 5.9 in.),
    450 mm (17.7 in.) with extension chains (included)
    Max. coupling height 1)45 mm (1.8 in.) with standard rods plus 120 mm (4.7 in.) per set of extension rods
    Power adapterWireless charging via supplied charging pods
    micro USB to USB split charging cable supplied
    Operating temperature0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
    IP ratingIP67 for measuring units and carrying case
    Carrying case dimensionsTKSA 71 carrying case: 365 × 295 × 170 mm (14.4 × 11.6 × 6.7 in.)
    TKSA 71/PRO trolley case: 610 × 430 × 265 mm (24 × 16.9 × 10.4 in.)
    Total weight (incl. case)TKSA 71: 3,9 kg (8.6 lb)
    TKSA 71/PRO: 12,5 kg (27.6 lb)
    Calibration certificateSupplied with 2 years validity
    Case content2 measuring units (M&S); 2 shaft brackets with chains 480 mm (18.9 in.), threaded rods 80 mm (3.1 in.) and magnets; 4 threaded extension rods 120 mm (4.7 in.); 2 extension chains 980 mm (38.6 in.); micro USB to USB split charging cable; measuring tape; printed certificate of calibration and conformance; quick start guide (EN); industrial rugged case (IP 67); A4 sheet with 12 × QR code stickers
    Additionally with TKSA 71/PRO:
    4 threaded extension rods 120 mm (4.7 in.); 2 offset brackets 50 mm (2 in.); 2 sliding brackets; 2 magnetic bases
    * Depending on the coupling, the brackets can be mounted on the coupling, reducing the coupling height limitation.
  • Accessories
  • Spare parts
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