How the B.A.T. Belt Alignment Tool® can improve belt alignment
Any HVAC service technician will tell you that belt alignment is key to having your system work properly and efficiently. Even if a belt is only slightly out of alignment, it can increase energy use, cause damaging vibration and decrease the lifespan of your machine’s belts and pulleys.
While traditional methods for checking alignment (visual judgment, strings, straight edge) can be helpful, they’re rarely accurate. A belt that is only out of alignment a small amount may meet industry standards but is still not running as efficiently as it should.
That’s why Mike O. designed and developed the patented B.A.T. Belt Alignment Tool®. This cross-firing laser tool can help you quickly and easily align your belts and pulleys. Plus, it’s 75% faster and more versatile than traditional methods at identifying problems.
The types of misalignment that are easily identified by the B.A.T. include:
- Parallel Misalignment
- Vertical Angle Misalignment
- Horizontal Angle Misalignment
- Compound Misalignment
In addition to identifying destructive misalignment, the B.A.T. can also identify mechanical problems such as bent pullies, bent shafts, loose bearings, soft foot, etc. Also, the B.A.T. can be used to check motor base level, motor base flatness, serpentine belt alignment, dual motor drive systems and many other not-so-common mechanical defects.