Alignment tools are specially designed mechanical spare parts that help in accurately aligning different components, as well as bearings & seals in rotating machinery. They can adjust belts, chains, shims, shafts, etc. across different types of machinery, and facilitate movement. Alignment tools come in different types, including:
Belt alignment tools
Shaft alignment tools
Importance of alignment tools
Misalignment of machines and their moving parts can cause serious breakdowns and lead to major interruptions along the production line. Such large-scale machinery breakdowns can increase additional costs and cause serious losses in profits. Alignment tools play an important role in preventing this by helping position components correctly.
Alignment tools help not only reduce the number of breakdowns but also increase the overall efficiency & speed of production, reducing costs and improving the longevity of machines.
Best practices while purchasing alignment tools
Before buying alignment tools, consider the following factors:
Check that the alignment tool fits your given application requirements
Check for compatibility between the alignment tools and your machinery
Look out for characteristics like material, grade, durability, size, and so on