SKF – Shaft Alignment System

Product Brief:

SKF’s Centre of Excellence for handheld instrumentation asked Wideblue to collaborate in the design of a rugged, shaft mounted, fully integrated wireless laser alignment system for the high precision alignment of machine components. The system had to combine precision instrumentation design with a high level of reliability in line with the clients existing product portfolio.

Our Approach:

Working with the in-house SKF engineering design team Wideblue used their photonics and system integration skills to design and develop the laser imaging measurement heads and shaft clamping system, integrating both these elements with the SKF designed handheld controller and application software.

Critical challenges involved the design and integration of the hardware and firmware for a high accuracy imaging system into a small, rugged shaft-mounted enclosure with an industrial design executed in line with SKF corporate requirements.


The resulting product is a combination of precision optics and imaging components engineered to perform to high levels of accuracy in a challenging application.

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