pump motor alignment tool

2014 Product of the Year Finalist

I never even got a chance to look at the OPTALIGN SMART tool when it arrived.  My guys snapped it up and went to work with it and all reports are that they LOVE it.  They have probably done 20-30 motors with it since it arrived a few days ago.
Al Lowe, Pacific Ethanol

The OPTALIGN SMART is a wonderful instrument.
We are finding out how far out the alignments
were when done with dial indicators.
Timothy S. Clever, White Creek Wind I

Alignments are going great with our OPTALIGN SMART - we have seen a dramatic reduction in time associated  -  the Technicians love it!
—J.N., Manufacturing Engineer
Company name withheld by request





H & V Results - All in one screen


Horizontal Feet Results


a shaft alignment system FeaturING THE NEW rS5 sensors for better laser visibility and faster measurements

Our innovative modular concept allows you to design your own shaft alignment system, acquiring the exact features you need, and simply adding more capabilities as job demands grow or when your budget allows it.

Standard Features (Entry-Level Model): 

  • Obtain alignment results in 3 Easy Steps: Dimensions - Measure - Results!
  • Patented automatic Continuous Sweep mode - Start and stop at any position!
  • Minimum rotation required, 60° at any sensor separation
  • Wireless RF module
  • Graphical results (machines and centerlines)
  • TolChek® determines alignment condition
  • User-defined tolerances
  • Verify measurement repeatability using the
    3-row results table
  • High resolution color backlit TFT screen
  • Aligns horizontal machines
  • Measures soft foot and stores the results
  • Horizontal & Vertical ‘Live Move’ at any position
  • QuickCheck - a quick alignment check using a single dimension
  • Static measure mode - up to 8 measurement positions for improved accuracy
  • For coupled shafts. Uncoupled shafts can be measured with optional inclinometer.
  • Unaffected by backlash
  • Static feet handles movement restrictions: bolt-bound, base-bound. 
  • Pipe strain check
  • Vertical machine alignment
  • Variable averaging and deviation band
  • Measurement files are reusable and can be edited
  • Save up to 500 measurement files
  • InfiniRange® extends measurement range
  • Flip Machine & Rotate Views
  • Determine alignment condition of 6-foot machines
  • UniBeam® enables quick laser beam adjustment
  • Pre-assembled brackets for quick mounting
  • Rugged and robust control unit resists shock
  • Industrial-strength water-resistant housings
  • Print PDF reports to memory stick.
  • Free PC Display Software for training of large groups

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Powerful Options: 

  • Ability to enter targets and thermal growth
  • Input of dial indicator targets
  • Multipoint mode readings —at any selected positions  
  • Spacer shaft with tolerances
  • Alignment of cardan shafts with tolerances (with optional cardan bracket)
  • 3-machine train alignment - sample report
  • Acquire all the above features in one package
  • Rechargeable Li-on battery
  • Straightness Measurement - sample report


RS5 sensors

Optionally available: 

Trade-in Program

ALIGNMENT CENTER PC Software Shaft Application

Optional brackets for any application

Check pre and post alignment condition

OPTALIGN SMART shaft alignment rental


Our shaft alignment systems feature the patented automatic CONTINUOUS SWEEP measurement mode which evaluates hundreds of readings during shaft rotation. This compares to
shooting a movie vs. only taking flash pictures at certain intervals. The end result is less shimming
and horizontal moves because you are measuring much more accurately.

Shaft alignment handbook

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