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Shaft alignment tool TKSA 71

TKSA 71 Shaftalignment

SKF TKSA 71 delivers precision and durability with this high end system.

Designed for professional alignment in harsh industrial environments, the TKSA 71 complements SKF’s offering with a high-end shaft alignment tool. The instrument is very versatile with ultra-compact measuring units for use in extremely narrow spaces. Its dedicated software applications enable different types of alignments, including horizontal and vertical shafts, spacer shafts and machine trains. Superior alignment performance and long-term industrial durability are achieved with an innovative instrument design that offers high measurement accuracy and excellent protection against dust and water in harsh environments.

TKSA 71 Ultra-compact measuring units are IP67 and wireless chargeable.

The TKSA 71 functions quickly and intuitively using six software apps tailored for different alignment jobs. Designed for use without prior training, these simple-to-use apps are available free of charge for both Android and iOS platforms.

Common features include comprehensive, automatic reports, export and sharing options, instructional videos within the app, built-in tolerance guidelines, 3-D live view, disturbance compensation and a fully functional demonstration mode. Se below in the TKSA Alignment applications Apps tab for more information.

TKSA 71 Shaftalignment
TKSA 71 Shaftalignment

Features and Benefits

  • Easy-to-use - Intuitive software applications, guided alignment processes and explanatory videos.
  • Wide range of applications - Comprehensive accessories and dedicated software application.
  • Superior alignment performance - Up to 10 meter measurement distance, disturbance compensation, measurement flexibility, only 40° total rotation, automatic measurement and customised alignments with target values.
  • Protection against harsh environments - Completely sealed measuring units (IP67) to withstand dust and water.
  • Ultra-compact measuring units - Use in extremely narrow spaces.
  • Robust carrying case - Excellent protection, convenient transport and wireless in-case charging.

Technical Data

Sensors and communication 
20 mm (0.8 in.) PSD with red line laser Class 2; electronic inclinometer ±0,1°; Bluetooth 4.0 LE
System Measuring distance 
0.04 to 10 m (0.13 to 32.8 ft)
Measuring errors / displayed resolution 
<1% ±10 μm / 10 μm (0.1 mil)
Operating time and charging 
~8 hours, rechargeable Li-ion battery, 10 min. wireless charging for 1 hour usage
Measuring unit dimensions / weight 
52 × 64 × 33 mm (2.1 × 2.5 × 1.3 in.) / 130 g (4.6 oz.)
Operating device 
TKSA DISPLAY, Galaxy Tab Active and iPad mini recommended, iPad 3rd generation, iPod touch 5th generation, iPhone 4S, Galaxy S4 or above (all not included)
Software / App update 
Apple App Store or on Google Play Store
Operating system requirements 
Apple iOS 9 or Android OS 4.4.2 (and above)
Alignment applications 
Horizontal shaft alignment, vertical shaft alignment, soft foot, spacer shaft alignment, values, machine train shaft alignment
Alignment method 
3 position measurement with guided 9–12–3 positions, free measurement (min. 40° total rotation), automatic measurement, disturbance compensation, target alignment values
Live correction values 
Live values for vertical and horizontal machine position correction Adjustable shocks compatible
Extra features 
Guided alignment measurements, 3-D live view, screen flip, comprehensive automatic PDF reports
Shaft diameters 
20 to 150 mm diameter (0.8 to 5.9 in.), up to 450 mm (17.7 in.) with included extension chains
Max. recommended coupling height 
45 mm (1.8 in.) with standard rods, plus 120 mm (4.7 in.) per set of extension rods
IP rating 
Total weight (incl. case) 
TKSA 71: 3,9 kg (8.6 lb), TKSA 71/PRO: 12,5 kg (27.6 lb)


Soft foot

Soft foot

Easy and intuitive alignments of horizontal shafts with additional features including automatic measurement, minimal 40° total rotation, 9-12-3 guidance and alignment customisation with target values. Available for TKSA 51 and TKSA 71
Spacer shaft alignment

Spacer shaft alignment

Accommodates special requirements of spacer shafts and facilitates the alignment process. Available for TKSA 71


Allows the shaft alignment tool to be used as digital dial gauges; operators can record absolute, zeroed and halved readings to perform customised alignments with manual calculations. Available for TKSA 71




– Measuring units with wireless charging pods – Carrying case meets most airlines’ carry-on requirements – Standard accessories


– TKSA71 – Protected display device for industrial use, TKSA DISPLAY


– Measuring units with wireless charging pods – Trolley case with additional storage space – Standard and advanced accessories


– TKSA 71/PRO – Protected display device for industrial use, TKSA DISPLAY
Available Packages and upgrade kits

Available Packages and upgrade kits

The TKSA 71/ACCESS is an upgrade kit from TKSA 71 to 71/PRO that can be ordered separately and includes advanced accessories and the large trolley case. The TKSA DISPLAY is an Android tablet with min 7 in. screen size, protective cover for industrial environments and pre-installed apps. The TKSA DISPLAY can also be ordered separately.


The TKSA DISPLAY is an Android tablet with min 7 in. screen size, protective cover for industrial environments and pre-installed apps. The TKSA DISPLAY can also be ordered separately.

Measuring device: Measuring units (M & S) with standard V-bracket (1), Wireless charging pods with USB cable (2), Tape measure (3)
Standard accessories: Extension chains (4), Extension rods (5), Mounting magnets (6)
Advanced accessories: Sliding brackets (7), Offset brackets (8), Additional extension rods (9), Magnetic bases (10)

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