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Fluke 831 – Save Money & Time on Machine Alignment

Is your machinery plagued by constant breakdowns, excessive vibration, and unexplained energy consumption? Traditional methods like straightedges and dial indicators for shaft alignment are slow, cumbersome, and prone to human error. This can lead to a vicious cycle of repairs, replacements, and unexpected downtime, costing your company thousands of dollars annually.


The Fluke 831 Laser Shaft Alignment Tool offers a faster, more accurate, and cost-effective solution. This innovative tool utilizes cutting-edge laser technology to streamline the alignment process, saving you time, money, and frustration.


Why Fluke 831?

Efficiency and Reliability

Proper shaft alignment is crucial for maximizing the lifespan of your machinery. When shafts are misaligned, bearings wear prematurely, seals fail, and energy consumption skyrockets. The Fluke 831 helps you achieve perfect alignment every time, leading to:


  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: By minimizing bearing and coupling wear, the Fluke 831 significantly reduces your need for replacement parts and associated maintenance labor.
  • Extended Machine Life: Properly aligned shafts experience less stress and strain, leading to a longer lifespan for your valuable equipment.
  • Minimized Downtime: Quick and accurate alignment with the Fluke 831 gets your machines back online faster, reducing costly production stoppages.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Perfectly aligned shafts operate smoothly, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced utility bills.



Precision Made Easy, for Everyone

The Fluke 831 boasts an intuitive user interface that makes professional-grade shaft alignment accessible to technicians of all skill levels. Unlike complex traditional methods, the Fluke 831 guides you through a step-by-step process with clear instructions and easy-to-follow prompts. This eliminates the need for extensive training or specialized knowledge, allowing you to reap the benefits of laser alignment immediately.


Key Features for Peak Performance

  • Powerful Laser Technology: The Fluke 831 utilizes single-laser, reflected measurement, effectively doubling the measurement distance and minimizing errors. It also features a unique extend mode to handle even significant misalignment issues.
  • Built-in Thermal Growth Calculator: Machine temperature fluctuations can impact alignment. The Fluke 831 automatically factors in these changes, ensuring a precise alignment regardless of operating temperature.
  • Intuitive Tablet-Like Interface: The user-friendly interface resembles a familiar tablet, making setup and operation a breeze. On-screen prompts and clear instructions guide you through the entire alignment process.
  • Cloud-Enabled Collaboration: The Fluke 831 integrates seamlessly with the ARC 4.0 PC software via built-in Wi-Fi. This allows you to share data with your team members for collaborative analysis, trend monitoring, and informed maintenance decisions.



Unmatched Accuracy for Optimal Results

The Fluke 831 takes shaft alignment to the next level with its innovative features. Here’s how it outperforms traditional methods:

  • Eliminates Human Error: Laser technology removes the subjectivity and potential mistakes associated with manual measurements using dial indicators.
  • Double the Measurement Distance: Single-laser, reflected measurement provides a wider range of measurement compared to traditional methods.
  • Automatic Thermal Compensation: The built-in thermal growth calculator ensures accurate alignment even with temperature variations.



Why Alignment Matters

Research indicates that misaligned shafts are a hidden enemy, contributing to up to 50% of damage in rotating machinery. These issues often go unnoticed until they manifest as costly breakdowns and repairs. The Fluke 831 proactively combats misalignment, saving you from these unforeseen expenses and production delays.


Invest in Reliability, Invest in Fluke 831

Don’t settle for the inefficiencies and hidden costs of misaligned shafts. The Fluke 831 Laser Shaft Alignment Tool is a powerful investment in the long-term reliability and performance of your machinery.


Contact us today to learn more about the Fluke 831 and how it can transform your machinery maintenance program. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the right solution for your specific needs.