Shaft alignment tool TKSA 31

The intuitive and affordable laser shaft alignment system

The TKSA 31 is SKF’s most affordable solution for easy laser shaft alignment. The ergonomic display unit with touch screen makes the instrument very easy to use and the built-in machine library helps storing alignment reports for multiple machines. Large sized laser detectors in the measuring heads reduce the need for pre-alignments and the embedded soft foot tool helps establish the foundation for a successful alignment. Additional functions are live view and automatic measurement. They support fast and effective alignment tasks and make the TKSA 31 an innovative laser shaft alignment tool that is affordable for almost every budget.

  •  Easy measurements can be performed by using the well-known three position measurement (9-12-3 o’clock) with additional positioning flexibility of 40° around each measurement position.
  • High affordability is achieved by focussing on the standard shaft alignment process and essential functions to allow quick and effective shaft alignments.
  • "Automatic measurement” enables hands-free measurements by detecting the position of the heads and only taking a measurement when the heads are in the right position.
  • Automatic reports are generated after each alignment and can be customised with notes about the application. All reports can be exported as pdf files.
  • Live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates horizontal and vertical machine position corrections.
  • The machine library gives an overview of all machines and alignment reports. It simplifies the machine identification and improves the alignment workflow.
SKF Shaft alignment tool TKSA 31
Shaft alignment is recommended for almost every industry, as it helps to increase machine uptime, decrease production losses and reduce maintenance costs. The TKSA 31 is the ideal solution for entry-level laser shaft alignment. Its intuitive usage helps to achieve accurate alignments while the TKSA 31 remains affordable for almost every budget.
  • Technical data
    Technical data
    DesignationTKSA 31
    Sensors and communication29 mm (1.1 in.) CCD with red line laser Class 2
    Inclinometer ±0.5°, Wired, USB cables
    System measuring distance0,07 to 4 m (0.23 to 13.1 ft) (up to 2 m (6.6 ft) with cables supplied)
    Measuring errors<0,5% ±5 µm
    Housing material20% Glass filled Polycarbonate
    Operating timeN/A
    Dimensions120 × 90 × 36 mm (4.7 × 3.5 × 1.4 in.)
    Weight180 g (0.4 lb)
    Operating device5.6" colour resistive touchscreen LCD display. High Impact PC/ABS with over mould
    Software/App updatevia USB stick
    DU Operating timeUp to 7 hours (100% backlight)
    Dimensions205 × 140 × 60 mm (8.1 × 5.5 × 2.4 in.)
    Weight420 g (0.9 lb)
    Alignment methodAlignment of horizontal shafts, 3 position measurement 9 -12 -3 (with min. 140° rotation), automatic measurement, soft foot
    Live correction valuesVertical and horizontal
    Extra featuresMachine library, screen orientation flip, automatic .pdf report
    Fixture2× V-brackets with chains, width 21 mm (0.8 in.)
    Shaft diameters20 to 150 mm (0.8 to 5.9 in.)
    300 mm (11.8 in.) with optional extension chains (not included)
    Max. coupling height *105 mm (4.2 in.) with standard rods
    195 mm (7.7 in.) with optional extension rods (not included)
    Power adapterInput: 100V-240V 50/60Hz AC power supplier
    Output: DC 12V 3A
    with EU, US, UK, AUS adapters
    Operating temperature0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
    IP ratingIP 54
    Carrying case dimensions530 × 110 × 360 mm (20.9 × 4.3 × 14.2 in.)
    Total weight (incl. case)4,75 kg (10.5 lb)
    Calibration certificateSupplied with 2 years validity
    Case content2 measuring units (M&S); display unit; 2 shaft brackets with chains 400 mm (15.8 in.) and threaded rods 150 mm (5.9 in.); chain tightening rod; power supply with country adapters; 2 micro USB to USB cables; measuring tape; 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.
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