LASER EQUIPMENT ENSURES ENGINE ALIGNMENT

Machinery alignment on ships must be as accurate as possible to avoid vibration and increase the reliability of components. The traditional alignment method involves mechanical measurements. It is based on a complicated principle and can lead to errors. A new and more accurate opto-electronic method that can be used instead is described. The advanced laser system was developed by Royal Schelde, the Netherlands, and employs two 2-dimensional position-sensitive detectors. One measures deviation in two planes, while the other measures the angular displacement in the same two planes.

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  • Accession Number: 00659944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM