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Next-Generation Spindle Alignment Lasers

Hamar Laser Instruments, Inc., a provider of laser alignment, offers two spindle alignment lasers for accurate and fast alignment of lathes, turning centers and other machinery.

The L-702 spindle alignment laser is a straight-line laser for spindle alignments in lathes, turning centers, O.D. grinders, slant-bed lathes and transfer-line and rotary-dial machines.

The L-702SP spindle alignment laser with scan plane adds a perpendicular scan plane to the L-702 spindle laser beam for checking cross-slide, turret axis squareness and other milling axes in multi-axis, mill-turn machines.

"We wanted to add a compact squareness-checking capability to our spindle lasers, so we redesigned our field-tested L-700 spindle laser and brought out the L-702 and L-702SP spindle lasers," said Rod Hamar, President of Hamar Laser. "For 20 years, our spindle lasers have helped customers reduce tooling costs and scrap rates, while reducing downtime to increase throughput. Remarkably easy to use and highly accurate, our lasers are up to 70% faster than conventional methods."

The L-702 and L-702SP are inserted into spindle chucks and aligned to the spindle's rotation axis using Hamar Laser's T-261 4-Axis Target. Then the lathe-bed straightness and parallelism to the headstock are checked. Add in the L-702SP's perpendicular scan plane and Hamar Laser's A-1519-2.4ZB Wireless Target and the cross-slide, turret or milling axes can be checked for squareness or parallelism. The data is sent to Hamar Laser's Lathe9 Software for recording and analysis with a high measurement resolution of .000001" (0.00025 mm). The L-702SP can also be used to check machine-bed guideway flatness/leveling with the addition of Hamar Laser's mag base fixture.

For more information contact:

Hamar Laser Instruments, Inc.

5 Ye Olde Road

Danbury, CT 06810


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