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Make a new diaphragm  -  location a hole exactly where you need it  -  manufacture a part for a 100 year old hydro electric plant

FARO LASER SERVICES

 

Powerhouse Mechanical employs a FARO Laser Tracker Model Xi in its complement of tools to satisfy our customers’ needs for equipment and component alignment or dimensional verification of parts and assemblies.  The Laser Tracker uses both infrared IFM and ADM technology to assure precision data acquisition.

The Laser Tracker tolerance is +/-0.001” total within a 31 feet radius envelope.  The Laser Tracker can access places where standard tight wire setups fail and other tools cannot reach.  Whether taking as-found or as-left data in a major hydro-turbine rebuild or checking fit between components in an assembly, the FARO Laser Tracker is the state of the art tool we use to ensure accuracy and repeatability.Give us a call today to discuss your needs.

The Laser Tracker has a proven record in alignment and verification in the following areas:

  • Turbines                 

  • Generators

  • Diaphragms

  • Machine rolls

  • Large couplings

  • Valve bodies or seats

  • Prototype part verification

  • Reverse part engineering

  • Multi machine alignment

FARO uses:

  • Data Collection

  • Alignment

  • Real-time position verification

  • Part tolerance verification

  • Locating of field machining equipment

Machine a precision rail within 0.005” over 30 feet.

Align generator stator back to where it should be.

THE FARO LASER IN ACTION

In this case the FARO Laser Tracker was employed to check the positioning to 12 rollers.  The rollers were being checked against two references: perpendicularity to a line scribed on  the floor and parallelity to level.  The customer was given a report on the positioning of each roller so they could determine where adjustments needed to be made.
In many cases adjustments can be made in real time using the FARO Laser Tracker to monitor movement.

FARO LASER TRACKER BEING USED IN HYDRO ALIGNMENT

The FARO Laser Tracker was used to collect data before the hydro shaft and runner were removed from operation.  The entire shaft and runner assembly we’re shipped to Powerhouse Mechanical and totally rebuilt.
On installation the FARO Laser Tracker was used instead of a tight-wire to align the shaft and runner.  Using the FARO Laser Tracker ensured a precision alignment.

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75 year old hydro back in alignment – running longer and smoother without adjust weekly.