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