Shaft alignment tool TKSA 41

The laser shaft alignment system with enhanced measuring and reporting

The TKSA 41 is an advanced laser alignment solution for achieving accurate shaft alignments. With two wireless measurement units, large sized detectors and powerful lasers, the instrument performs precise measurements in even the most challenging conditions. The ergonomic display unit with intuitive touch screen navigation makes your alignments fast and easy, whilst innovative features, like the “free measurement”, increase the alignment performance. With the focus on improving alignment practices, the SKF Shaft Alignment Tool, TKSA 41, is one of the industry’s best value alignment solutions.

  • Wireless communication improves instrument handling and allows alignment of difficult to reach applications from a safe position.
  • Free measurement allows alignment measurements to start at any angle and finish with an angular sweep of just 90°. 
  • Automatic measurement enables hands-free measurements by detecting the head position and taking a measurement when the heads are rotated into the right position.
  • Automatic reports are generated after each alignment. The reports can be customised with notes and pictures from the built-in camera for the most comprehensive overview. All reports can be exported as pdf files.
  • Live view supports intuitive measurements and facilitates horizontal and vertical alignments.
  • Machine library gives an overview of all machines and alignment reports. 
  • QR codes can be used to further simplify machine identification and improve the alignment workflow.
SKF Shaft alignment tool TKSA 41
Shaft alignment is recommended for almost every industry, as it enables machine uptime to be significantly improved and maintenance costs to be reduced. The simplicity of the TKSA 41 provides greater confidence for the performance of  alignment tasks on all types of horizontal rotating machines.

SKF TKSA 41 - A customer experience

  • Technical data
    Technical data
    DesignationTKSA 41
    Sensors and communication29 mm (1.1 in.) CCD with line laser Class 2
    Inclinometer ±0.5°; Bluetooth 4.0 LE and wired, USB cables
    System measuring distance0,07 to 4 m (0.23 to 13.1 ft)
    Measuring errors< 0,5% ±5 µm
    Housing material20% Glass filled Polycarbonate
    Operating timeUp to 16 hours
    Rechargeable LiPo battery
    Dimensions120 × 90 × 36 mm (4.7 × 3.5 × 1.4 in.)
    Weight220 g (0.5 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 8 hours (100% backlight)
    Dimensions205 × 140 × 60 mm (8.1 × 5.5 × 2.4 in.)
    Weight640 g (1.4 lb)
    Alignment methodAlignment of horizontal shafts, 3 position measurement 9 -12 -3, automatic measurement, measurement (with min. 90° rotation), soft foot
    Live correction valuesVertical and horizontal
    Extra featuresMachine library, QR code reading, 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 extension rods (included)
    Power adapterInput: 100V-240V 50/60Hz AC power supplier
    Output: DC 12V 3A
    with EU, US, UK, AUS adapters
    Operating temperature 0 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; 4 threaded extension rods 90 mm (3.5 in.); 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; 2x A5 sheets with 6x QR code stickers per sheet (total of 12x stickers)
    * Depending on the coupling, the brackets can be mounted on the coupling, reducing the coupling height limitation.
  • Accessories
  • Spare parts
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