ROTATEK provides in-house and on-site KinAiry interim field testing to help assure your laser tracker is measuring accurately and is NADCAP AC7130/2 and ISO 10360-10 compliant.

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NIST IR-8016 Interim Field Test

KinAiry is the comprehensive, independent solution for laser tracker evaluation, utilizing NIST’s new Interim Field Test Procedure IR-8016. The KinAiry system provides a set of traceable measurements designed to verify volumetric performance in your environment. The result is a colorized graphical analysis that quickly shows the overall health of your tracker…regardless of make or model.

Why is KinAiry superior to shooting a scale bar running a 2-face test

Two-face tests and shooting scale bars are helpful but are not fully comprehensive. There are many parameters within a laser tracker that can generate errors. The benefit of the NIST IR.8016 process is that it is a volumetric check of many of a tracker’s potential geometric error sources. To accomplish this, many components are manipulated during the test – the positions of the tracker relative to the KinAiry reference bar, the amount of vertical and horizontal angular movement, and the orientation of the reference bar. By following this short but rigorous process, potential tracker error sources are exposed.

Performing only a simple 2-face test or shooting a scale bar is not nearly as comprehensive as the IR.8016. Data captured in this manner may well miss several sources of tracker error. You can end up thinking your tracker is good even though there is an issue.

For more information on potential errors not seen with simpler tests, please refer to the NIST IR 8016 whitepaper, (September 2014), Tables 1-4 / Sensitivity Matrix.


KinAiry interim testing will help maintain your NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) AC7130/2 compliance requirements for laser trackers.

  • Machinery Alignment
  • Machine Installation
  • Layout
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Straightness
  • Concentricity
  • Flatness
  • Levelness
  • Perpendicularity
  • Parallelism
  • Component Inspection
  • Large Part Inspection
  • Cad Based Inspection
  • Tool Building and Setup
  • Machine Calibration
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Thermal Growth and Dynamic Movement
  • Deformation and Deflection
  • Reverse Engineering and more…

3D measurement saves you time and money when compared to traditional measuring methods. Measurement results are available in real-time and a graphical report makes it easy to compare results after corrections.  Results can be used in CAD software for further analysis

ROTATEK’s field service engineers are factory trained and have extensive experience with precision alignment, geometric dimensioning and analysis.

Our coordinate measuring machines are the most advanced available today enabling us to measure quickly, accurately and precisely.

We can measure and align anything, anytime, anywhere.

  • Shaft Alignments, Bore Alignments, Roll Alignments
  • Geometric Alignments
  • Horizontal Alignments, Vertical Alignments
  • Cardan Shaft Alignments
  • Machine Train Alignments, Fluid Drive Alignments
  • Simultaneous Multi-Coupling Measurements
  • Live Monitoring of Machinery Alignments
  • Thermal Growth and Dynamic Movement Monitoring
  • Custom Hot Alignment Targets
  • Blower and Fan Alignments, Compressor Alignments
  • Electric Motor Alignments, Engine Alignments, Generator Alignments
  • Extruder Alignments, Gearbox Alignments, STS Crane Alignments
  • Pump Alignments
  • Turbine Alignments, Diaphragm Alignments, Bearing Alignments
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Converting
  • Petrochemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Plastics
  • Power Generation
  • Marine and Shipbuilding

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