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Spindle alignment to part assist tools to align a spindle to a threaded or un-threaded hole

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Publication Date: 2016-Mar-09
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Tools for Checking Spindle Alignment of Threaded and Unthreaded Holes

Two details are used to check spindle alignment. Detail 1 is a hollow tube with a larger disk at one end. This detail fits over the spindle that needs to be aligned. Detail 2 may or may not be threaded. This detail is installed into the part that needs to have the spindle aligned to it. Detail 2 will also have a larger disk at one end. The sizes of the disk for both details will be identical.

Alignment is confirmed when detail 1 and detail 2 are brought together and the 2 ends match perfectly. If the alignment is off the 2 disk ends may be offset from each other. Another condition of misalignment would be the 2 ends not being flat to each other.

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CORRECT ALIGNMENT

                          INCORRECT ALIGNMENT INCORRECT ALIGNMENT Traditional alignment tools had pointed ends. These did not give a true confirmation of alignment. Just because the points touched did not confirm alignment.

CONCLUSION

     The use of these alignment tools gives a true confirmation of alignment. It saves time when the alignment is performed. They improve quality by insuring that the spindle will be aligned to the hole causing less rejects. These tools can be used to align dowel install tools and rundown spindles. These tools make alignment simple and fast.

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SPINDLE

SPINDLE

Detail 1

Detail 1

Detail 1

Detail 2

Detail 2

Detail 2

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