PRODUCT SHOWCASE: LUDECA Unveils Improved RS5 Alignment Sensor


LUDECA, Inc. recently announced the rollout of the new RS5 sensor for the proven OPTALIGN SMART machinery alignment system.

The RS5 sensor is a fast, highly accurate sensor for the mid-range shaft alignment market segment. Its XL HD detector, combined with InfiniRange functionality makes its measurement range virtually unlimited, even over long spans of 10m (33 ft.). Its 5-axis technology allows the sensor to offer simultaneous Live Move tracking in both planes for machine corrections. This allows live monitoring of horizontal and vertical machine corrections at the same time, with the sensor at any rotational shaft position.

The synergy between the new, faster CPU and the MEMS inclinometer ensures a finer and faster acquisition of misalignment data during a Continuous Sweep. Hundreds of measurement readings are automatically taken during shaft rotation, ensuring highly repeatable results even in harsh conditions with vibration and under unfavorable mechanical constraints such as coupling backlash. The RS5 sensor permits highly accurate results to be obtained with as little as 60 degrees of shaft rotation, starting and ending anywhere. Users can easily view and compare results in the results table, which stores readings before starting with alignment corrections.

The integrated ambient light compensation makes accurate measurements possible even in strong, direct sunlight. New battery technology means reduced energy consumption for long laser and sensor runtimes in the field. Finally, the RS5 laser and sensor are fully waterproof, shockproof and dustproof for continuous service in the worst of industrial environments.

For more information, go to: