When people research the internet for pulley alignment tools, they also look for tools in belt alignment or V belt alignment, sheave alignment, chain or sprocket alignment. It really all depends on the machinery application. However, pulley alignment tools are probably the most popular term.
It is surprising that a lot of companies still don’t have or use Pulley Alignment tools or systems. The Easy-Laser Pulley Alignment Tool D90 BTA is a lower-cost affordable tool that all can use. Yet some companies are still using a string or straightedge to do this alignment which is still probably the most common form of pulley or belt alignment today. With all the advances we have made in the maintenance world, using a piece of string to align two pulleys, or sheaves should be left in the past. It belongs in the dark ages.
It is said by some industrial experts that you should get 7 years of operational life from a belt drive. Whatever you get from your belt drives, if you want to improve on it, make sure your team is using the right tool to do the job. As mentioned, we offer low cost laser pulley alignment tools and systems as well digital tools like the Easy-Laser Pulley Alignment Tool XT190 BTA that provides you with a PDF report. You can also use the free XT Alignment app with this tool!