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Measuring hydro turbines

Innovative solutions for installation,

overhaul and maintenance of hydro turbines

Shaft static plumbness

Shaft runout
Thrust bearing levelness and flatness
Bore alignment

Time-efficient measurement method

Scalable system Services by the experts

Traditional methods for the geometry measurement of

hydro turbines, such as gauges and plumb lines, require
time-consuming preparations. Compromises with the
accuracy and repeatability of measurement results are
commonly necessary.
With the ROTALIGN Ultra laser alignment platform,
PRUFTECHNIK offers a state-of-the art, versatile
measurement system for the assembly and maintenance
of hydro turbines. With innovative measurement
methods, the system covers many requirements for
turbine geometry and eliminates lengthy preparations.
Results management is also greatly simplified using the
reporting function within the powerful ALIGNMENT
CENTER PC software.

Levelling and surface flatness during assembly

A flexible system for many measurement tasks

ROTALIGN Ultra is the platform for a wide range of

applications, such as determining straightness and surface
flatness, vertical alignment, rotary axial alignment and much
The sensors communicate wirelessly with the control unit
via Bluetooth. The self-levelling, highly accurate LEVALIGN
expert laser can be used to measure the level and flatness of
large foundations and flanges with great accuracy.

Alternatively, INCLINEO can also measure the levelness and

flatness of components and foundations quickly and easily,
along with straightness and orthogonality.

Measuring hydro turbines

Bore alignment
Prolong bearing service life

Misaligned bearings tend to distort the shaft. Significant

vibration and high bearing temperatures are the result.
Larger displacements will even damage the running surfaces
of the bearings. This significantly reduces the efficiency of
the turbine.
The CENTRALIGN Standard application can be used to
measure vertical and horizontal bores quickly and accurately. Bearing corrections can be monitored in real-time. The
flexible modular system allows virtually all bore and shaft
diameters to be measured.

Shaft plumbness and runout

The ultimate precision for shafts

The ROTALIGN Ultra Hydropower application on the

ROTALIGN Ultra platform delivers all important alignment
parameters of the shaft assembly. The measurement system
does not require any visual connection between the individual
measuring points:

Static vertical alignment of shafts

Runout of shafts
Levelling and surface flatness of the thrust and axial

Measuring hydro turbines

End-to-end turbine alignment

Shorter installation and overhaul time

With over 25 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and applying laser-based measurement systems for
industrial applications, PRUFTECHNIK offers a range of specialized systems and services dedicated to serve the complex
measurement needs in hydropower plants.
Our comprehensive worldwide sales, service and support
network means that we are always close to our customers
anywhere in the world.

Overview of applications
Perfection all the way up

Adjustment of upper, thrust and lower bearings, vertical alignment

of turbine shaft

Bore alignment with CENTRALIGN Standard

Shaft plumbness with ROTALIGN Ultra Hydropower
Shaft runout with ROTALIGN Ultra Hydropower

Assembly of bearing shell with shaft seal

Bore alignment with CENTRALIGN Standard

Installation of impeller between top and bottom cover

Flatness measurement and levelling with

Assembly from bottom to top


Assembly of wicket gate with top and bottom cover

 Surface flatness and levelling with INCLINEO or LEVALIGN expert

 Bore alignment between top and bottom cover
with CENTRALIGN Standard

Spiral case assembly

 Levelling with INCLINEO

Assembly and adjustment of the outflow pipe

 Surface flatness and levelling of flange and foundation

with LEVALIGN expert or INCLINEO

Measuring hydro turbines

Proven technology for all industries

With our products, processes and services for alignment

applications, condition monitoring and availability optimization, we help ensure that your machines run smoothly and
generate an output of consistently high quality. This also
includes systems for automatic process control and quality
assurance that are integrated directly in your production

PRUFTECHNIK delivers maintenance solutions worldwide

Alignment Systems

Condition Monitoring

Nondestructive Testing

Service & Support

Laser measurement systems

and services for optimum
alignment of machines and

Vibration measurement systems for machine condition

monitoring including services such as machinery fault

Systems and services for

quality assurance and process control in production.

We offer professional services anywhere in the world to

support our customers with
alignment and condition

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IEC 60825-1:2007
P < 1mW, pulse < 400s, =630-680nm
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10
and 1040.11 except for deviations
pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50,
dated June 24, 2007

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