XT550 - Intrinsically safe/Ex

Shaft alignment in potentially explosive areas

The Ex-approved XT550 system is developed for hazardous areas and is easily operated through our XT Alignment app. It is an advanced measurement system for alignment of horizontal and vertical/flange mounted rotating machinery.​ With XT550 you can carry out the following:

  • Align the machine
  • Check base twist
  • Check bearing play
  • Check soft foot
  • Document and share the results

The XT550 alignment system has all the features of the XT660 with one major difference – it’s intrinsically safe and can be used in potentially hazardous areas. It comes with Easy-Laser’s dot laser technology, allowing you to measure large machinery and long spans. The measuring units are approved in accordance with the latest ATEX directive*, and are rated both IP66 and IP67 water and dust proof.

Choose your own display unit

System XT550 comes in two configurations; with or without the ATEX approved ecom Tab-Ex® display unit. The XT Alignment app runs on most iOS and Android units, as well as our own display unit XT11. However, those are not allowed in potentially explosive areas, but makes for a perfect complement for use in other places.

 

Note. For use in Ex-classed areas, the mobile device you’re using must be approved for these areas. Always check for approval labels before entering potentially explosive areas. The XT11 is not Ex/ATEX approved.

*The XT50 measuring units are ATEX approved which means means they comply with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements relating to the design of products intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Download certificate.

FEATURES

Measurement programs

The featured programs below are the most common used with this system. Please click here for a complete overview of possibilities.
*=accessories needed

 

Horizontal machines

The user interface is intuitive and guide you through the measurement process. It is animated and zooms into the most important things for each step. You can save the measurements of a machine for As found and As left in the same file.

Vertical/flange mounted machines

For measurement and alignment of vertically and flange mounted machines.

Easy-Laser XT machine train

Machine train

Build your own machine train with theoretically as many machines as you like. You can pick the reference machine manually, or let the program choose one that will minimize the need for adjustments.

Alignment program for cardan/offset mounted machines

Cardan/offset mounted machines*

For alignment of cardan/offset mounted machinery. (Requires additional Cardan bracket kit.)

Soft foot check

Alignment work begins with a soft foot check. The soft foot check ensures that the machine is resting evenly on all its feet by indicating which foot/feet should be adjusted. This is an important part of securing a reliable alignment. After the soft foot check is complete, you can go directly to the alignment program with all of the machine’s distance values saved.

Easy-Laser XT EasyTrend

EasyTrend*

Makes it possible to keep track of machine movement over time. Thus you can check for e.g. thermal expansion and pipe strain issues.

Twist measurement

Program to measure flatness/twist of, for example, machine foundation, machine tables, etc.

 

Values – digital dial indicators

The Values program has a clear digital representation of the laser target, and a list view for recorded values. Use it to measure as with dial gauges and to check bearing play.

Belt alignment*

Using the system you can align sheaves and pulleys with digital precision. Adjustment of the machines is displayed in real time on the screen, with readings for angle and axial displacement in both the vertical and horizontal axes, as well as an adjustment value for the front or rear foot pair. The result can be documented as normal. (Requires the XT190 BTA accessory.)

Vibration analysis*

Diagnose vibration level, unbalance, misalignment and looseness. (Requires the XT280 accessory.)

 

9-12-3 9-12-3

Measurement points are recorded at fixed points 9, 12 and 3 o’clock. This is the classic three-point method which can be used in most cases.

EasyTurn™ function EasyTurn™ function

The EasyTurn™ function allows you to begin the measurement process from anywhere on the turn. You can turn the shaft to any three positions with as little as 20° between each position to register the measurement values. Voila! Measurement is complete!

Continuous sweep Continuous sweep

Automatic recording of measurement values during continuous sweeping of the shaft. Hundreds of points are registered. You can start anywhere on the turn. Quality check of measurement is provided.

Multi point Multi point

Multi point is basically the same as EasyTurn™, but instead you can record multiple points on the sector rotated. This will provide an optimized calculation basis. Perfect for e.g. turbine and sliding bearing applications.

Smart functions

 

 Measurement value filter

An advanced electronic filter function can be used to achieve reliable results even under poor measuring conditions. Air turbulence and vibrations from adjacent machines are no match for the Easy-Laser® filter function!

 Result table

The result table shows how well your readings repeat and lets you save comments for each one.

 Multiple sets of feet

The software can adjust to machine designs of all types such as those with two pairs of feet, three pairs of feet, and feet in front of the coupling, etc.

 Thermal growth compensation

Oftentimes, machines expand considerably when moving from a cold to hot operating temperature. The Thermal Growth Compensation function allows the measurement system to calculate the appropriate shims and values needed to make adjustments in such cases. Compensation values for the machines are normally supplied by the manufacturers.

 Tolerance check

Measurement results can be checked against pre-defined tolerance tables or values you determine yourself. This allows you to immediately see if the alignment is within the approved parameters, thereby considerably reducing the amount of time spent on alignment.

 Swap view function

The swap view function allows you to adjust the position of the motor on screen to correspond with the position of the machine in front of you, making it easier to understand adjustment directions.

 360 Live adjustment

Adjust both vertically and horizontally at the same time with measuring units in any position.

360 live adjustment

 Wide live adjustment

Adjust with live values also when measuring units are positioned up to 44° from absolute V and H position.

 Adjustment guide

The adjustment guide helps you decide optimum adjustment by simulating shimming and move. For programs Horizontal and Machine train.

 Select machine image

Choose from different 3D machines to portray your machinery on either side of the coupling.

XT select machine 3D image

 Mirror machine image

The mirror view function allows you to adjust the position of the motor on screen to correspond with the position of the machine in front of you, making it easier to understand adjustment directions.

 Read QR and bar codes

Assign a specific code to a specific machine, then use the built-in camera of your device to open assigned file and settings. (Note: camera resolution requirements applicable.)

 Templates

Save measurement files as templates, with machine data and settings, to quickly start measurements.

 Locked feet

Lock any pair of feet on the machine. Used when aligning base-bound or bolt-bound machines.

 Select coupling type

Choose method depending on coupling type: short flex or spacer shaft.

 Continue session

Your latest measurement is always available, automatically saved.

 Sign reports electronically

Sign-on screen to verify your job. The signature is saved with the PDF file.

 Built-in manual

The app includes a searchable Users Manual which opens the right chapter depending where in the process you are. This makes it quick and easy to find the answer to your user questions.

 AV connector

As standard the XT11 is equipped with a HDMI connector, making it possible to share the display screen direct on a TV monitor or projector screen without any additional software. Useful for training purposes with large groups.

 Multiple languages

The software is available in 12 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Brazilian Portugese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (traditional and simplified).

Documentation

Save to USB memory

Save your files to USB and copy to other devices.

Make a printout

Quickly print on a wirelessly connected printer.

Versatile reports

Use one of the two formats included, or design your own. Both a PDF and an Excel file is generated.

Save to built-in memory

Save all measurements in the display unit’s internal memory.

Add pictures

Add a photo of the machine to explain your work a little more. Add a thermal image to show the difference after alignment. (IR Camera is optional

Share your reports

Share the reports via email with your client, or to e.g. your OneDrive™ file area.

 

 

SYSTEM PARTS

Display unit ecom Tab-Ex®

Based on Samsung GALAXY Tab Active, ecom´s hazardous area tablet is certified for use in Zone 1/ 21 & DIV 1 hazardous areas.

Features

  • Glove-enabled touch-screen
  • Large 8″ display
  • ATEX approved
  1. Rubber coated housing
  2. Large and clear 8” TFT display, glove-enabled

Measuring units XT50-M / XT50-S

The XT50 measuring units are ATEX approved for use potentially explosive environments. The units utilize dot-type laser and 1-axis square PSD surfaces. A state-of-the-art OLED display shows the angle of the unit, making it easier to position it on the shaft. IP66 and 67, dust- water- and shockproof. Heavy-duty battery for very long operating times. Built-in wireless technology.

Features

  • Built-in wireless technology. Integrated rechargeable battery.
  • TruePSD technology with unlimited resolution for greatest accuracy.
  • Dual laser beams and PSDs.
  • Sturdy aluminium body. IP66/67 design.
  • ATEX approved.
  • OLED display shows the angle of the unit.
  • Slideable target.
  • 20 hours operating time.
  1. Laser angle adjustment
  2. Charger connector
  3. Locking knob
  4. Slidable target/dust cover
  5. OLED display: battery status/unit angle
  6. Extendable stainless steel rods
  7. Chain tightening knob
  8. PSD aperture
  9. Laser aperture

A complete system contains

  • 1 Measuring unit XT50-M
  • 1 Measuring unit XT50-S
  • 2 Shaft brackets with chains and rods
  • 4 Rods 60 mm [2.36″]
  • 2 Rods 120 mm [4.72″]
  • 2 Extension chains 900 mm [35.4″]
  • 1 Measuring tape 3 m [9.8′]
  • 1 Rod tool
  • 1 Charger (100–240 V AC)
  • 1 DC split cable for charging
  • 1 Quick reference manual
  • 1 Cleaning cloth for optics
  • 1 USB memory with manuals
  • 1 Carrying case Ex/ATEX
Optional
  • 1 Display unit ecom Tab-Ex®

TECHNICAL DATA

Display Unit

Name
ecom Tab-Ex®
Type of display/size
TFT 8″ colour screen
Operating temperature
-20–50 °C
Communication
Bluetooth® LE4.0 Wireless technology, WiFi
Camera
3 Mp with flash (rear), 1.3 Mp (front)
Dimensions
WxHxD: 162x256x33 mm [6.4×10.1×1.3″]
Weight (without batteries)
1250 g [2.75 lbs]
Operating time
Up to 11 h continuously
Operating system
Android™ 5.1.1
Ex classification
II 2 GD Ex db ia op is IIC T5 Gb, -20°C ≤ Ta ≤ +50°C
Ex certificate number
Sira 15 ATEX 1205X, IECEx SIR 15.0075X

Measuring Units

Name
XT50-M / XT50-S
Communication
BT wireless technology
Type of detector
1 axis TruePSD 20×20 mm [0.79×0.79″]
Resolution
0.001 mm [0.05 mils]
Measurement accuracy
±1µm ±1%
Measurement range
Up to 20 m [66 feet]
Type of laser
Diode laser
Laser wavelength
635–670 nm
Laser class
Safety class 2
Laser output
<1 mW
Electronic inclinometer
0.1° resolution
Environmental protection
IP class 66 and 67
Operating temperature
-10–50 °C
Storage temperature
-20–50 °C
Relative humidity
10–95%
Housing material
Anodized aluminium + PC/ABS + TPE
Dimensions
WxHxD: 76×76.5×50.9 mm [3.0×3.0x2.0″]
Weight
316 g [11.1 oz]
OLED display
128×64 pixels
Operating time
Up to 20 h continuously
Ex classification
II 2 G Ex ib op is IIC T4 Gb, -10°C ≤ Ta ≤ +50°C
Ex certificate number
Presafe 17 ATEX 10552X, IECEx PRE 17.0049X

DOWNLOADS

You can file the brochure and manual file PDF here. They include out system’s information.

Download here

EXPANDABILITY

Easy-Laser measurement systems are already extremely flexible in their standard form. By using clever accessories, you can adapt the systems for your own needs, now and in the future as your measurement requirements change. It is cost-effective.