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Bricking Solutions offers Radialign Laser Alignment Device

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World Cement,

Bricking Solutions offers its Radialign Laser Alignment Device, which increases radial alignment accuracy during refractory install for longer brick life, minimised downtime, and reduced mechanical stress on the kiln. The Radialign is part of Bricking Solutions’ full-service product offerings for refractory maintenance.

The Radialign is a cutting-edge replacement for the traditional practice of using radial welds and a plumb line to determine alignment – a time-consuming method with a risk of calculation errors due to distorted or worn away weld seams. The Radialign produces a continuous laser light parallel to the kiln’s axis, which is intercepted by a rotating pentaprism device. The laser is refracted perpendicularly onto the circumference of the kiln shell, allowing masons to accurately mark along the kiln before beginning refractory work and creating an exact reference for installation.

The precision of the Radialign’s laser and pentaprism allows the exact placement of each row of brick to be perpendicular to the kiln, reducing wear and extending brick life. The laser system can be assembled and ready for use in 20 min., enabling masons to mark over 100 ft (30 m) of kiln shell in less than an hour, reducing the downtime required by other methods. Additionally, the Radialign allows masons to protect a display on the kiln surface every 5 – 10 ft (1.5 – 3 m) for more accurate marking, compared to the variable spacing between radial welds. In some cases, the Radialign’s accuracy has even identified improperly installed retaining rings that contributed to less efficient refractory installation.

The device is comprised of three parts – the laser assembly, pentaprism assembly, and plumb bob assembly. The laser Class IIIA has an effective range of 500 ft (150 m) and is ideal for new refractory installation in rotary kilns 10 ft (3 m) and larger. It comes with a durable transport box to keep the laser safe and ensure continued accuracy. The case also contains laser safety goggles, a marking card and chalk, rechargeable batteries for both the laser and pentaprism assemblies, and an A/C adapter. The Radialign is covered by a one year limited warranty.

“The key to efficient refractory maintenance is making sure it is done right the first time,” said Heather Harding, Managing Director of Bricking Solutions. “Bricking Solutions’ tools ensure accuracy and efficiency for refractory installation. Radialign helps masons achieve highly accurate measurements in less time that the plumb line method, as well as ensuring the quality of their work as they move forward, for long-lasting results.”

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