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Laser Alignment Systems

What does the acronym “LASER” stand for? Answer: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Note: there are many types and rating levels of lasers. Some, like ours, use low output power much like the type used in your grocery store or at the mall. Others are harmful so be sure you check out the level - Class II (ours) or Class III, CLASS IV, CLASS V. . . . . . . . .

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Rental Laser Systems

Rotalign® Ultra Rotalign® Pro Optalign® Plus Optalign® smart Aligneo®

 


What is the difference between an Optalign® Plus and an Aligneo®?


Legacy Laser Systems

Optalign® IR Optalign® V Rotalign® & Pro smartALIGN® Masterlign® Masterlign® Basic


Tools & Accessories Serial Printer Fix Alignment Printing Tool

 


Request An Operating Manual

 


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Rotalign® Ultra with Bluetooth


Rotalign® Ultra Rentals - Call 704-233-9222
Rotalign® Ultra Rentals (click)

The Rotalign® Ultra Rental systems have a Color Backlit display, USB & are rented with Bluetooth (cableless) technology! The Ultra the very best system available for rent with nothing available at the same level – period! The Rotalign® Ultra is a major upgrade for users of the Rotalign® or Rotalign® Pro! From a use or training standpoint an existing user can go from the Rotalign® Standard or Rotalign® Pro to the Rotalign® Ultra – no problem! Like its predecessors the Rotalign® Ultra is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof and very easy to use! Easy, 3 Buttons to do alignment - Dimensions, Measure – rotating as little as 70 degrees starting anywhere and press Results key - that's all - so very simple!

Interested in Renting a Rotalign® Ultra or multiple Ultras?

Go to the Rental Systems!

 

Rotalign® Ultra Pocket Guide - Call 704-233-9222
Rotalign® Ultra Pocket Guide (click)
Guide to using the Bluetooth RF module - call 704-233-9222
Guide to using the Bluetooth RF module (click)
Rotalign® Ultra Tips and Tricks - Call 704-233-9222
Rotalign® Ultra Tips and Tricks (click)
Print PDF Reports to the Rotalign Ultra's Memory Stick! Call 704-233-9222
Print PDF Reports to the Rotalign Ultra's Memory Stick! (click)
Print PDF Reports to the Rotalign Ultra's Memory Stick! Call 704-233-9222
Print PDF Reports to the Rotalign Ultra's Memory Stick! (click)
Pruftechnik Laser - In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? Call 305-468-1908
In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? (CLICK)

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Rotalign® Ultra Bluetooth Option
Rotalign® Ultra Bluetooth Option (Click)

Note: The current Rotalign® Ultra Firmware is version 1.84 Build 1684. You can easily install this free upgrade yourself using the USB Memory stick that came with your Ultra system and the Firmware download. Be sure to follow the instructions which are also available for download with the Firmware – Take me to the download!

Important: Before you do anything check what Firmware version you have on your Rotalign® Ultra as the download will not do anything if you already have the current Firmware!


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Rotalign® Series Sensor (Receiver)
Rotalign® Series Sensor (click to enlarge)

All Rotalign® systems use patented Single Beam Technology – only one cable or in the case of the Rotalign® Ultra no cable! Let's take a close look at how the Rotalign® sensor (receiver) works. Notice the two position detector targets (white cards with blue photo cells). There is actually a third target used by the internal dual inclinometers (angle generators). Now notice the optics - this sensor is made by masters of laser optics - Prüftechnik AG who made the first Optalign® in 1984 and make the Optalign® Plus and Optalign® smart today! The "Opt" in Optalign® stands for Optics!


All Rotalign® systems use the two primary targets in a patent protected design with only one cable and gets extremely fast and accurate results measuring the alignment to the nearest 1/1000 mm or .00004”. The sensor reads the laser's position on the two ultra-precise targets and with the optics has a very long “run” which is used in the “rise over run” calculations used in shaft alignment! If you remember your dial indicator training or what you found in the field using dial indicators - the longer the horizontal support rod (run) holding the indicator from the one shaft to the other – the more accurate and fast you could work! The Rotalign® system accomplishes this long “run” with the Rotalign’s internal optics!



All or our Rotalign® Ultra and Rotalign® Pro Rental systems measure 5 axes using 2 targets with one only cable and patented Single Beam Technology. The Rotalign® Ultra does this without any cable using Bluetooth! A third target in all Rotalign® Receivers is part of the dual inclinometers. The Continuous Sweep Technology lets you start anywhere, rotate in either direction and stop.
Enter Dimensions, Measure using Continuous Sweep and then press the Coupling key! Three keys - now that's simple and yet the Rotalign® system has the horsepower to handle all of the tough alignments when you least expect to encounter them!

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Rotalign® Pro & Rotalign®

 


Rotalign® Pro Rentals - Call 704-233-9222
Rotalign® Pro Rentals (click)

The Rotalign® Pro, is one of our most popular Rental systems because of the many that are in plants around the USA. Easy, 3 Buttons to do alignment - Dimensions, Measure – rotating as little as 70 degrees starting anywhere and press Results key - that's all - so very simple!

Built-in angle sensor eliminates need for readings at clock positions. Built-in soft foot expertise suggests corrections for soft foot, not just measurements. Thermal growth computation. Machine train alignment of up to 6 machines complete with specified tolerances, targets, names and icons for each machine. User-specific system configuration. Its sensor technology simultaneously measuring and displaying angularity and offset, vertically and horizontally, insures fastest and most accurate machine moves under any working conditions.

Large capacity memory has room for thousands of files, RS-232 serial and parallel ports for PC communication and printer connection for text or graph reports. Patented single cable technology. Only one sensor to adjust with "ON-SCREEN" user guidance.

Interested in Renting a Rotalign® Pro or multiple Pros?

Go to the Rental Systems!

 


Rotalign® PRO Short Instructions (click)
Rotalign® PRO Short Instructions (click)
Rotalign® Short Instruction - call 704-233-9222
Rotalign® Short Instruction (click)
Rotalign® Flow Sheet - call 704-233-9222
Rotalign® Flow Sheet (click)
 
Questionable Measurements?
"Centering" The Laser - Properly!
Pruftechnik Laser - In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? Call 305-468-1908
In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? (CLICK)

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USB to Serial/PDA Converter Cable (GUC232A www.shopiogear.com)
USB to Serial/PDA Converter Cable - Click (GUC232A www.shopiogear.com)
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USB to Serial Converter Cable

Need to print a report and have a Rotalign®, Rotalign® Pro or an Optalign® Plus – but no longer have a serial printer or serial ported computer? You need an IOGEAR USB to Serial Converter Cable p/n GUC232A available for about $30.00 from IOGEAR. To go to the IOGEAR site just click on the picture to the left.

Note: The Rotalign® Ultra uses USB so the above Converter Cable is not necessary for an Ultra!


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USB to Serial Converter Instruction

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Alignment Printing Tool Zip File

Alignment Printing Tool

The Printing Tool v 1.1 is a virtual printer program, for PC Computers equipped with a serial port, that allows printing of reports generated by Prüftechnik AG Alignment instruments that do not have a USB port. Using the tool, reports can be printed to any Windows printer or networked printer without disconnecting or reconfiguring the printer. This program is also available on all Prüftechnik Alignment Explorer CDs and may be downloaded here.


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Alignment Printing Tool Instruction
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Instructions for Printing Tool with a ROTALIGN PRO
 

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Optalign® smart with Bluetooth

 


Optalign® smart Rentals with Bluetooth - Call 704-233-9222
Optalign® smart Rentals with Bluetooth (click)

 

Our Optalign® smart Rental systems have a Color Backlit display, USB & are rented with Bluetooth (cableless) technology! The Optalign® smart is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof and very easy to use! Easy, 3 Buttons to do alignment - Dimensions, Measure – rotating as little as 60 degrees starting anywhere and press Results key - that's all - so very simple!

Interested in Renting an Optalign® smart or multiple Optalign® smarts?

Go to the Rental Systems!

 


Print PDF Reports to the Optalign smart's Memory Stick! Call 704-233-9222
Print PDF Reports to the Optalign smart's Memory Stick! (click)
Print PDF Reports to the Optalign smart's Memory Stick! Call 704-233-9222
Print PDF Reports to the Optalign smart's Memory Stick! (click)
Optalign® smart Pocket Guide - Call 704-23-9222
Optalign® smart Pocket Guide (click)
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DIMENSIONS


Optalign® smart Dimensions
Optalign® smart Dimensions
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CONTINUOUS SWEEP

as little as 60?

takes 100's of readings!


Optalign® smart Continuous Sweep
Optalign® smart Continuous Sweep
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RESULTS

Vertical & Horizontal

Alignment


Optalign® smart Results
Optalign® smart Results

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Aligneo® “All Features”


New Entry Level Aligneo® For Sale - call 704-233-9222
Aligneo® - like an Optalign® Plus (click)

 

The Aligneo® system (pronounced align - E - oh) operates just like and is a replacement for an Optalign® Plus but in a new compact computer housing. Like a full featured Optalign® Plus – an Aligneo® “All Features” system is used to align machines quickly and precisely. The Aligneo® is extremely easy to use with dedicated keys: Dimensions, Measure and Results – rotating as little as 60 degrees starting anywhere and press Results key - that's all - so very simple! Is used to check for Soft Foot and can store / print your alignment files. The Aligneo® Is waterproof, dustproof and all our rental Aligneos have all available options just like a Full Featured Optalign® Plus.

Interested in Renting an Aligneo® “All Features” system or multiple Aligneo® systems? Please go to our Rental Systems page or you can call us for details at 704-233-9222 or send us an email!


 

 

The Aligneo® resources that are available below – the Aligneo® Pocket Guide and Aligneo® Recording Form – were developed for use with an Aligneo® Entry Level Laser Shaft Alignment System which uses an External Inclinometer! If you have an Aligneo® with the Continuous sweep feature or an Aligneo® All Features System please refer to the procedure in the Aligneo® Operating Manual as your system has the Aligneo's electromechanical Internal Inclinometer enabled!

Note: If your Aligneo® has the electromechanical Internal Inclinometer enabled you can also download the Optalign® Plus Quick Reference shown in the Optalign® Plus section below as the procedure is virtually the same! If you have questions call the company you purchased your Aligneo® from. If that does not work out – you are welcome to call us even though we do not sell the Prüftechnik laser systems any longer. Call 704-233-9222 or email us.

Note: We highly recommend the Continuous sweep feature for your Aligneo® and other options – if you already do not have them! If you have questions on ordering options – call the company you purchased your Aligneo® from as we do not sell the options or know the pricing – thanks!


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Aligneo® Pocket Guide Static (click)
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Aligneo® Recording Form Static (click)
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Aligneo® Recording Form Sweep (click)

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Optalign® PLUS “All Features”


Optalign® Plus Rentals Call 704-233-9222
Optalign® Plus Rentals (click)

 

The Optalign® Plus is one of our most popular rental systems and can align machines quickly and precisely. Checks for Soft Foot. Stores and prints your alignment files. Easy, 3 Button alignment - Dimensions, Measure (rotating as little as 60 degrees) & press Results key - that's all - so very simple!

Interested in Renting an Optalign® Plus or multiple Optalign® Plus systems?

Go to the Rental Systems

Note: We occasionally have refurbished Optalign® Plus Systems for sale . . . go to our New, Used & Demo Equipment page where we list every system that is currently for sale!


Pruftechnik Laser - In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? Call 305-468-1908
In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? (CLICK)
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Optalign® Plus Quick Reference (click)
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Optalign® Plus Alignment Recording Form (click)
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Optalign® Plus Function Keys (click)
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Optalign® Plus Static (O,3,6,9) Measurement Mode
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Optalign® Plus & Aligneo® Two Step Worksheet
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Optalign® Plus Vertical Alignment

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What is the difference between an

Optalign® Plus and an Aligneo®?


Optalign Plus vs Aligneo Dimension Screen - Rentals 704-233-9222
Optalign Plus vs Aligneo Dimension Screen

 

What is the difference between an
Optalign® Plus and an Aligneo®
Not Much!

On the Optalign® Plus there is an On/Off Switch and on the Aligneo® there is an On/Off Button - that is the difference besides the shape of the computer housings!

The Aligneo® system (pronounced align - E - oh) is a replacement for the Optalign® Plus and operates just like a Plus but comes with a New compact computer. Like the Optalign® Plus – the Aligneo® is used to align machines quickly and precisely, check for Soft Foot and can store / print your alignment files. The Aligneo® is extremely easy to use with dedicated keys: Dimensions, Measure and Results - that's all - so very simple!

The Aligneo® Is waterproof, dustproof and an Entry Level Aligneo can be updated to an All Features Aligneo just like a Full Featured Optalign® Plus. If you already know how to use an Optalign® Plus – you already know how to use an Aligneo®!

Call 704-233-9222 or, send us an email!

 

Optalign Plus vs Aligneo Vertical Offset Rentals 704-233-9222
Optalign Plus vs Aligneo Vertical Offset Click on picture!
Optalign Plus vs Aligneo Vertical Angularity Rentals 704-233-9222
Optalign Plus vs Aligneo Vertical Angularity Click on picture!

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Tools & Accessories


Stainless Steel Shim Kits & Packs - website Best Buy!
Stainless Steel Shim Kits & Packs - website Best Buy!
All-in-one, go anywhere AT-1104 Portable Jack Bolt Kit 704-233-9222
All-in-one, go anywhere AT-1104 Portable Jack Bolt Kit (click)
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We specialize in Renting

Optalign®, Rotalign® & Aligneo®

Lasers manufactured by:
Prüftechnik AG in Germany


Training Classes
Training Classes
Why worry about the Alignment?
Thermal Imagery
We Stock Really Thick Shims
We Stock Really Thick Shims
We ship daily by the Big Brown truck on orders received as late as 5:30 pm EST!
We ship daily by the Big Brown truck on orders received as late as 5:30 pm EST!
Stainless Steel Shims - best prices - call 704-233-9222
Stainless Steel Shims

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Legacy Laser Systems


Optalign® IR
Optalign® IR (click)
Optalign® V
Optalign® V (click)
Masterlign® & Masterlign® Basic
Masterlign® & Masterlign® Basic (click)
SmartALIGN®
SmartALIGN® (click)
Pruftechnik Laser - In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? Call 305-468-1908
In the USA - Need a Calibration Check? (CLICK)

You Be The Judge!


Competitors 3 Point System
Competitors 3 Point System (click)
Our 128 Point Continuous Sweep
Our 128 Point Continuous Sweep (click)

Some of our rental competitors use the word Sweep when describing how their rental lasers take their readings but these other lasers do not really sweep! Other, non Prüftechnik AG systems take only 3 measurements! The basic 3 point measure mode has been around over 60 years. Our rental systems, the Rotalign® Ultra, Rotalign® Pro, Optalign® smart, Aligneo®, Optalign® Plus and smartALIGN® are the only systems with the patented Continuous Sweep measure mode and we use 128 points! If you use a laser that can take only 3 measurement points and even one of the 3 is out of position – your corrections are off! And, the alignment will take longer to get it right!

Think about it - taking 3 readings or 3 points compared to the 128 points that we take continuously with the Patented Continuous Sweep measure mode! If you were in an alignment war would you rather use a single shot 3 round rifle or a Gatling gun? Did we say Gatling gun - yes - our rentals take hundreds of readings and use 128 readings faster than other systems take 3! And, on the Rotalign® series it takes the readings on two targets at the same time! To be precise it takes 8 readings every .05 seconds (160/sec.) and average that reading/point and continue to take hundreds of points in the Continuous Sweep measure mode! The system fits these readings to a perfect curve or orbit using 128 of the points in the final calculation.

We know that when you go hunting that you don’t just take 3 bullets and for sure you would not take only 3 bullets if you were going to war. So, why only take a single shot laser with only a 3 round clip when you are going to do an alignment! Rent a 128 shot Rotalign® Ultra, Rotalign® Pro, Optalign® smart, Aligneo®, Optalign® Plus or smartALIGN® if you want speed and accuracy!

Some other rental systems even use Tolerances twice as large as the Ludeca World Standard Tolerances which are built into our products at the Prüftechnik AG factory! Some competitors rental systems do not have spacer shaft set up / Tolerances built into their programming, cannot print reports from their system and no one has the display software that all of our systems have for training use! Don't rent any Laser Alignment system without seeing our Rotalign® Ultra, Optalign® smart, Aligneo® or Optalign® Plus!


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