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“Flatness is a geometric measurement that so many people want, but has always been rather cost-prohibitive, around $25,000, with laser geometry systems.  Laser system set-up and measurement procedures were also seen as time-intensive and complex.  The ALiSENSOR™ Level geometric measurement system has “changed the game,” making precision Flatness measurements extraordinarily cost-effective and extremely easy to perform,” Knitz added.  Like all ALiSENSOR™ Level Apps, Flatness is downloadable for free from the App Store.  “The addition of Flatness has made the ALiSENSOR™ Level the most value-added geometric measurement system, with remarkable innovations and an ease-of-use surpassing all other systems, combined with a price point that is literally a fraction of anything else on the market,” said Knitz.

The Flatness measurement program App enables users to measure the flatness of surfaces of a wide range of shapes and sizes through the revolutionary ability of the ALiSENSOR™ Level to be calibrated to user-made fixtures of all sizes.  The ability to customize the number of measurement points along both axes also enables users to perform very detailed and thorough flatness measurements, while also equipping them with the ability to customize the number of measurement points for specific applications, such as performing a flatness measurement on two rails for a motor or pump installation. The measurements are performed quickly and the user is guided in every step by a live 3D model of the measurement.  The high-accuracy resolution of the ALiSENSOR™ Level provides flatness data with a resolution down to a tenth of a thou (0.0001”).

When the flatness measurement is completed, the user can choose reference points, and a PDF report can be created instantly with all the measurement data including an adjustable-scale schematic drawing of the flatness results.  A table with the values of all measurement points is also included in the report, as well as minimum value, maximum value, and the total flatness value between the highest and lowest points.  The resulting flatness measurement report is a fully customizable PDF with the ability to enter complementary measurement set-up information, and can also include a picture of the measurement object, taken with the built-in camera of the iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch) display unit.  “With the ALiSENSOR™ Level, the report can even be emailed to a colleague, customer, or your own office computer directly from the field, which has so many great advantages,” said Knitz.  “The documentation is done and distributed only moments after the actual measurement is completed.”

Since the ALiSENSOR™ Level was developed under the Industrial MFi (Made for iPad) program, which integrates the iPad and other iOS devices into industrial-grade tools and equipment, adding new measurement program Apps, like Flatness, is easily performed by downloading them for free from the App Store.  “The addition of this eagerly anticipated new Flatness App is a breakthrough moment for the ALiSENSOR™ Level, and we are amazed at the phenomenal possibilities of this revolutionary technology now becoming reality,” said Knitz.  “Precision flatness measurements are now accessible to everyone, regardless of budget or experience level,” added Knitz.  “The ALiSENSOR™ Level has changed the game, making precision geometric measurement something everyone can do, and something that everyone can afford.”

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About Alignment Supplies:

Since 1985, Alignment Supplies, Inc. has served the rotating machinery industry with a complete line of alignment-related products for shaft and machinery alignment and measurement.  As the Master Distributor for ALiSENSOR™ Alignment and Measurement Systems, Alignment Supplies, Inc. has the experience, resources, and equipment to address any alignment need.  Contact us at 800.997.4467 (US only), 419.887.5890, or at www.alignmentsupplies.com.

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