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New Feature! Reports with Photos & Signature
12-09-2016 
Now you can directly insert photos and a signature into Stealth alignment reports.

Correcting Soft Foot
08-10-2015 

The importance of correcting soft foot errors demands effecitve laser soft foot measurement


Direct Angle Measurement
07-10-2015 
Why Stealth Technology is Better over Long Distances

Exceptionally Rugged 8" and 10" Laser Display Screens
02-07-2015 

Check out the torture tests that Stealth Laser display units were subjected to in development.


Stealth Laser Shaft Alignment Website
02-07-2015 
Hamar Laser Instruments have launched a new website dedicated to their industry leading STEALTH range of Laser Alignment Systems

FibroDRIVE+ in Australia
16-09-2014 
New FibroDRIVE+ tables with integrated control & drive allow simple implementation of programmable rotary positioning.

Fibro Rotary Motion
16-09-2014 
ISTecnik appointed national distributor of Fibro rotary motion systems

Efficient Sole Plate Levelling
23-05-2014 
Dual axis electronic levels from Digipas shorten sole plate levelling times by 50%.

New Ultra Precision Digital Machinists Level
21-05-2014 
The 2-axis DWL8500xy is suitable for precision machine levelling to 1 arcsecond in both directions.

TC-76D All New Digital Scanning Probe
21-05-2014 

The all new TC76D scanning probe from Blum provides large time savings and interesting new probing possibilities.


New Versions of S-680 Laser Shaft Aligner
19-06-2013 
New S-680BP and S-680BT laser shaft aligners from Hamar put the ultimate alignment precision in reach of more users.

New S-660 Laser System - Affordable Performance
13-02-2013 
The outstanding Hamar S-660 wireless laser shaft aligner now released in Australia.

New Precision Dual Axis Levels
29-10-2011 
A new range of 2-axis precision digital electronic machinists levels provides high levelling accuracy and simplicity.

Laser Pump Alignment
16-07-2009 
Hamar S-670 sets new standards in pump alignment efficiency and ease of use.

CNC Machine Calibration
15-07-2009 
Fast and affordable CNC machine axis calibration with LICS-100A

Used Laser Shaft Aligner Sale
01-03-2016 
One used S-680 Laser Shaft Aligner on sale now

Laser Precision Machine Levelling
19-12-2008 
The Hamar L740 series scanning laser levels provide ideal levelling solution for all machine tools.

Lasers Vastly Improve Pulley Alignments
08-10-2008 
Reflected beam laser technology provides far superior pulley and belt alignments in rapid time.

Precision Machine Tool Alignment
29-02-2008 

Hamar Multi-plane Geometrical Lasers Ideal for Aligning Large Precision Machine Tools


Soft Foot in Shaft Alignment
03-02-2008 
It is impossible to properly align a machine with a soft foot, but as many types of Soft Foot condition exist it is important to understand the possible causes.


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An Open Letter to Rod Hamar
14-05-2013 

The reasons we like selling Hamar Stealth Shaft Alignment Lasers



Attention: Rod Hamar - President


 Re: Stealth Laser Alignment Systems


 Dear Rod,


I write to relay to Hamar our experiences working with the Stealth laser systems over the last two years. In that time we have provided many Stealth alignment systems to both alignment contractors and in-house maintenance teams across a broad range of industries including industrial refrigeration, water authorities, oil & gas, mining operations, marine repairers, building maintenance teams and bulk material handling facilities. At the same time we have had the opportunity to put our own S-680 system through its paces in many real-world alignments and have developed total confidence in the alignment results and the precision of the live-move guidance it provides, which can greatly reduce the overall alignment time required on any job.


The S-670 and S-680 systems have many good features that make them highly competitive with the alternative systems on the market, but here I would like to focus on one truly outstanding aspect of the laser's performance that Hamar deserves to take great pride in.


In practice, especially in a maintenance team environment, the ease of use of a laser system is an issue that will make or break the implementation of laser alignment in that facility. I am aware of plenty of older generation European laser aligners that are sitting on people's shelves unused because of a lack of operator knowledge about how to use them.


In any maintenance team, there are usually a core of experienced technicians with the sort of deep machine knowledge that only comes from years of experience, a number of whom very often may not be greatly familiar with computerised systems and who will approach laser alignment cautiously. Younger technicians in the team are often confident "digital natives" who pick up the laser controller and have explored the system options before I have even set up my training rig, but who as yet may have little experience with real machine alignment problems. The rub for the maintenance manager is that he needs everyone in his team to be able to take the laser aligner out in the field and use it effectively, even if they may individually not use it on a regular basis, especially when working in a large team environment.


Having now provided on-site introductory laser training for over 300 new laser users, I have had the opportunity to work with personnel with a very broad range of previous experience and skills, and have been impressed many times over with just how easily people "get" the Hamar Couple5 software. Our normal half-day training session invariably runs short, because we manage to work through a full system familiarisation and then have the group break in pairs to each undertake a complete alignment procedure, beginning with making a soft-foot correction right through to getting the rig in tolerance vertically and horizontally, and usually we still have an hour to spare.


As your team at Hamar designed the control interface, I guess I don't have to tell you what makes it so good, but I do know how valuable user feedback is to any designer. It is very clear that this software was written with lots of close involvement from people with real alignment experience. The 5-step checklist taken from the previous generation of Hamar software breaks the alignment process up into very logical and straight-forward individual steps and the design of each screen very clearly and simply presents exactly the information related to that step - with this system I rarely see even a beginner not figure out what he needs to do before pressing the "NEXT" button that is visually consistent on every screen. As one recent trainee, previously experience in using SKF, Rotalign and Optalign Smart systems told his boss after our familiarisation session: "I am very impressed with this system. It just tells you what to do next!"


The way the Hamar control leads the operator to measure soft-foot before taking any alignment readings, and tells them exactly what shims to pack to correct it, is excellent - from my experience sorting out soft-foot before attempting any moves easily reduces alignment times by up to 50%.


And finally, the quality and effectiveness of Hamar's live move graphics surely make this one of the best tools in the laser alignment industry. The dynamically moving image of the moveable machine on the display screen makes the move data feel very real. There is simply no confusion as to which direction to go and it is easy to see for yourself the correlation between the coupling data and the move values at each foot. Being able to flip the graphics over at any time to reflect the side of the machine where the operator is standing is a simple but brilliant feature from Hamar - we get great feedback on that one, and I am not surprised to see other manufacturers try to copy it.


The machine move stage is the most critical step in any alignment. Behind its great graphics, this is where we have seen the very high resolution and accuracy of the system pay real dividends, because the live move data on a Stealth system has proven to be dependable and accurate like never before. I have been very impressed to be able to align a new motor to close tolerances on several occasions with only one alignment measurement, one combined vertical and horizontal live-move correction and a confirmation retest - job done! Well, you may not always be able to align a machine that fast, but it shows two things: that the condition of the machinery being aligned makes a big difference, and that the Hamar Stealth lasers are truly up to the task!


Thanks to you and your team for the development of this great product.


Best regards,

Paul Frecker

ISTecnik

Precision Laser Metrology


T 02 9546 5676

M 0418 400 708

F 02 8915 1768

E paulfrecker@istecnik.com.au


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