Hamar Laser


Hamar Laser’s laser alignment technology improves the manufacturing process by increasing machine accuracy and performing machine maintenance faster.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Hamar Laser has been a worldwide leader in laser alignment technology for 50 years, solving alignment problems from simple shaft alignments to complex multi-axis alignment applications integrated into automated control systems. “We epitomize the classic American story,”President Rod Hamar says. “My father, Martin Hamar, was part of a team that invented the first laser alignment system while working at PerkinElmer, a large company that didn’t want to pursue it. In 1967, he decided to go out on his own and launch a company to perfect that system and market it with a customer-focused design.”

Hamar never stopped innovating and today Hamar Laser continues to maintain its R&D focus to stay on the cutting-edge of the industry. “Laser alignment is all we do; we work very hard at it,” Rod Hamar says. “We eat, sleep and breathe accuracy but at the same time, relish a challenging application. We have seen countless unique and challenging applications over the 50 years we’ve been in business and it’s a rare day indeed when we are stumped.”