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Shaft Alignment & Wind Power

Fixturlaser shaft alignment instruments are custom made with firmware features that ensure high measurement accuracy and with mounting hardware that is ideally suited for optimal alignment of the gearbox and generator shafts in wind turbines. No matter the manufacturer, coupling or turbine type, Fixturlaser’s shaft alignment instruments make generator-to-gearbox alignment inside any nacelle easy. This safeguards reliability and optimizes the energy efficiency of the wind turbine.

Fixturlaser Shaft Alignment Benefits

The Fixturlaser shaft alignment instruments are characterized by several attributes and unique functions, where some are of particular benefit for the wind power industry, such as:

  • a short learning curve
  • high precision measuring
  • many mounting options for different kinds of turbines
  • several solutions for non-rotating shafts

The functions that we would specifically like to mention are:

  • Machine Defined Data – User Defined Configuration Templates:

The Machine Defined Data function allows the user to create configuration templates for all kinds of manufacturing models, where data like distances, target values, and tolerances can be saved. This function is particularly useful for service organizations that maintain several turbine models.

  • Specific Machine Data – Predefined User Configuration Templates:

The Specific Machine Data function allows for preloading the shaft alignment instruments with predefined machine configuration templates, where data such as distances, target values, and tolerances can be saved. These templates are not editable and safeguard a homogenous alignment configuration of a manufacturer’s different models.

 

Fixturlaser Wind Power Fixture Solutions

We have a wide range of fixture applications. The fixtures have a solid design and are easy to mount. While originally designed for a specific manufacturer’s turbine, the fixtures will fit on most wind power turbines in the market place.

The fixtures come together with the display unit and other items in cases that are customized for each fixture model, i.e. everything in one case.

 

1. A Fixturlaser fixture for alignment of fixed rotors without coupling and mounted on the gearbox
flange that will fit on most Vestas turbines. 

   
2. Fixture for measuring without coupling and is mounted on the generator flange that will fit on most Vestas turbines. 
 

3. Fixture mounted on generator flange that will fit on most Siemens turbines. 

   

4. Fixture mounted on brake disc with magnet base that will fit on most Siemens turbines.

   

5. Fixture pair for mounted coupling that will fit on most Vestas turbines.

   

6. Fixture mounted on brake disc with thin magnetic brackets that will fit on most GE turbines.