Pat solution to pulley alignment

20 December 2000

Fixturlaser claims that its new Pulley Alignment Tool (PAT) can minimise the cost of unplanned stops and downtime as it aligns and adjusts pulleys simply and accurately.

The system consists of two identical battery operated units. The PAT units are mounted on the pulleys using strong magnets. A spring action probe locates the belt groove and the units are snapped into position on the pulleys by the magnets when the units are pressed towards the pulleys.

When the laser is switched on, it will draw a line on the target label. The correct position is achieved when the laser lines are aligned with the centre mark on the target label. PAT measures angular, parallel, and twist deviations simultaneously.