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The Foundations of Laser Shaft Alignment

Course available for 90 days
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Enrolled: 20 students
Duration: 3 hours
Lectures: 13
Level: Beginner to Advanced
The Foundations of Laser Shaft Alignment

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The Foundations of Laser Shaft Alignment course was influenced by our years of field experience, in-person training, and use of most major brands of alignment tools. Our course was developed to focus on the key steps and information needed to complete a laser shaft alignment.  

Our course covers the following topics:

  • What shaft alignment is and why we do it
  • The basics of shaft alignment
  • Methods of shaft alignment
  • Recommended tools and accessories
  • Technologies that compliment laser shaft alignment
  • Challenges that occur during laser shaft alignment and how to resolve them
  • Identify the types of soft foot and correct them
  • Thermal growth and how it affects alignment
  • Pre-alignment checks
  • Laser alignment tool workflow

After completing this course, students will know why and how a shaft alignment is completed, understand the pros and cons of various methods of shaft alignments, and identify and resolve issues that occur during an alignment.

Our training is not product specific so it can be applied to a broad selection of laser alignment tools.

The price for this course is $299 per student or groups of 4 at $999 per group.  A certificate is supplied to each student upon course completion.

The course is available for 90 days which allows students to set their own pace for completion as well as re-visit and review the material as often as they need to. There is no need to juggle the schedules of several employees to get them into a classroom at the same time. Our online course is a portable alignment training class that goes anywhere there is access to an internet connection.

5 Minutes
Welcome to The Foundations of Laser Shaft Alignment.
Laser tool overview
4 minutes
Why we align
5 Minutes

In this lesson we will cover some of the reasons why we should do precision alignment.

Why we align
6 questions
The Basics
10 Minutes

In this lesson we will be looking at what the alignment tool is measuring and what we need to consider in our setup and when looking at the alignment results.

The basics
7 questions
Alignment Methods
10 Minutes

In this lesson we will cover the different methods used for shaft alignment. We will also be looking at the different types of laser alignment tools, their basic setup and functionality.

Alignment Methods
8 questions
Tools & Accessories
5 minutes

We are going to review recommended tools and accessories in this lesson. We will also cover tools and accessories that are not recommended and discuss why.

Complimentary Technologies
5 minutes

In this lesson we will take a look at complimentary technologies. These are technologies that will help us get more information on the machines that we are aligning as well as help as determine whether or not problems that we may run into on a running machine are caused by a misalignment.

10 Minutes
In this lesson we will cover some of the more common challenges you may encounter during the alignment process.
10 questions
Challenges 2
12 Minutes
In this lesson we will look at more common challenges you may encounter during the alignment process.
Challenges 2
7 questions
Soft Foot
15 minutes

What is soft foot? It is a critical component we need to measure and correct to ensure we are getting a proper alignment.

Soft Foot
6 questions
Thermal Growth
7 Minutes

Thermal growth can be a challenge since it only affects our alignment once our machines get to operating temperature, not while we are doing our alignment when it is at ambient temperature.

Thermal Growth
8 questions
Pre-Alignment and Rough Alignment
5 Minutes

This lesson will cover pre-alignment checks and rough alignment procedures.

5 questions
Alignment Tool Workflow
15 minutes

This lesson covers the workflow of the laser alignment tool. Laser alignment tools vary by manufacturer, but do share a basic process.

5 questions
Final Quiz
10 questions
Yes, the course is also available using a smart phone or tablet with internet access.
It is available for 90 days from the date of purchase.
This course is individual and includes one log-in and password. If you are interested in group courses, please see the Enterprise version of this course. Please contact us for custom courses or in-person training information
It is available 24/7 for 90 days from the date of purchase.
Contact Precise @ 614-376-4078, or email us at
Yes, a certificate is provided upon completion of the course
Millwrights, mechanics, maintenance and reliability managers, planners, supervisors, schedulers, and engineers.
This course is not product specific and can be applied to a broad selection of laser alignment tools.

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