PEABODY, Mass., March 11, 2010 – Pinpoint Laser Systems Inc. has introduced a measuring and alignment system for lathes, turning equipment, spindles and related machinery. The lathe and spindle alignment kit is turnkey, easy to use and ready to go on the factory floor. Applications include aligning lathes and turning centers, adjusting boring mills, aligning drive shafts and adjusting bar-feeders. This newest Microgage 2D system provides information on run-out, centerline offset, parallelism, concentricity and other parameters that can guide machinery back to optimal alignment. The system includes a round laser that is secured into a chuck or attached to the end of a shaft or spindle. A dual-axis receiver is placed on the tailstock, tool holder or another piece of equipment that can receive the laser beam. As the laser and the receiver move relative to each other, the digital display provides a precise reading of the alignment and machine’s characteristics. The system measures to a precision of 0.00254 mm or better, and the laser allows for alignment over distances as great as 150 ft. Features include easy to follow screen instructions, and new optical and digital alignment technology. The kit operates on batteries, and all components are machined of solid anodized aluminum or stainless steel for wear resistance. A serial and USB interface connect to a laptop or PC and link to popular spreadsheets for plotting and analyzing data for maintenance records and customer compliance. A compact carrying case for storing the components is included.