The L-700 Spindle Alignment System has been helping Detroit build quality automobiles for over 10 years. Prior to the L-700, transfer lines were aligned with indicators and alignment bars. This often resulted in frequent shutdowns due to poorly aligned spindles causing premature tool wear. Poor alignment also resulted in high reject rates, excessive downtime and poor productivity. On one line alone, the L-700 was able to save one GM plant $1.2 million in reduced tooling costs and downtime in the first year of operation after laser aligning the whole transfer line. The L-700 can also be used for aligning the critical components of a lathe, aligning spindle boxes of large rotary dial machines, aligning the output shaft to the centerline of a twin-barrel extruder and many other applications.
The L-700 Spindle Alignment System features 4-axis, live data output, so users can align machines quickly and accurately — up to 70% faster than with conventional methods like indicators, alignment bars or interferometers. With a resolution of 0.5 microns (.00002") and large color display computer graphics, the L-700 is the ideal solution to all your spindle alignment needs.

Typical applications include:

• Transfer-line spindles

• Turning centers (cylindrical, OD/ID grinders, lathes)

• Rotary-dial machines

• Twin-barrel extruders

• Boring bar

Our Windows software is unparalleled for clarity and functionality. For aligning transfer-line spindles and rotarydial machines, our comprehensive Spindle8 software is a powerful tool to speed and document alignments. With over 10 years of transfer-line experience built into the program, Spindle8 allows you to complete spindle alignments in record time, and, when completed, present a professional, color report to management. When performing lathe alignments, Read8 is the ideal software to help you eliminate mounting errors and provide a live 4-axis alignment screen to help speed alignments. The software also aids in setup by eliminating the need to perfectly center the laser beam to the spindle rotation axis.

• Simple fixturing for mounting the laser and target.
• Center resolution of 0.5 microns (.00002") and angular resolution of .00002"/ft.
• Live measurement data in 4 axes (vertical and horizontal angle and center).
• Wireless communication with our new R-359 Wireless Interface.
• Windows 95/98 based software with large, color graphics.
• Software corrects mounting errors and calculates shim values.
• L-700 mounts in the spindle to project its axis of rotation out to 100'.
• Vertical and horizontal controls for both angle and center for adjustment of laser to spindle’s precise axis of rotation.
• Laser runs for up to 8 hours on a standard, replaceable 9-volt battery.
• Compact and rugged (4"L Χ 2.9"H Χ 1.75"W).
• Only needs 10" of space between spindle and master part.
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