February 10, 2015
Fixturlaser EVO Named 2014 Product of the Year by Plant Engineering
For the second year in a row, VibrAlign, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Fixturlaser products in the U.S., is proud to announce another Fixturlaser product as the winner of Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year Award. The Fixturlaser EVO, introduced in April of 2014, follows the Fixturlaser NXA, which was awarded Product of the Year in 2013.
The new Fixturlaser EVO laser alignment tool is highly compact, durable, and lightweight, making the unit easier to handle, but just as rugged as its larger, more full-featured predecessor, the Fixturlaser NXA. Like the NXA, the EVO offers an intuitive interface, realistic 3D animations, and a five inch full-color touchscreen display. The handheld display unit weighs less than a pound, making the EVO feel more like a tablet than an industrial alignment device.
The EVO’s wireless sensors, despite being equipped with 30mm CCD detectors, are the smallest on the market, making it easy to get precise, reliable readings even in tight spaces. The dual sensors allow the EVO to continually read the true position of the shafts, even as uncontrolled movements are experienced during the alignment process.
The EVO is the evolution of shaft alignment tools and is ready to handle all of your alignment challenges. The unit also comes with a bevy of alignment utilities like soft foot check, FeetLock for testing alternate solutions in situations where the movable machine is base bound or bolt bound, thermal growth check, a database of target values, and a memory manager for saving and recalling alignment data.
The Product of the Year award recognizes new products that help engineers, technicians, and manufacturers do their jobs safer, faster, and better. Members of the Plant Engineering staff choose the finalists from submissions in sixteen categories. Other winners of the award will be announced at a live event hosted by CFE Media in Chicago, IL on Monday, March 23rd.
Previously, VibrAlign, Inc. has won the Product of the Year Award in 1992, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2013 for their range of Fixturlaser alignment tools.