How long does it take to do a machinery alignment?
People in charge of scheduling have a tough task when allotting time for technicians to do an alignment with precision. In many cases they may just take a guess, based on the average time it has taken in the past. The answer is not so simple. Read more
05 August 2020
Do you have hidden opportunities to make savings?
Are you the type of person who, going by the principle of “We’ve always done this, and it’s worked well”, continues to use a ruler or a piece of string to align your sheave/pulleys? If so, you should definitely read this. Read more
12 May 2020
Bore alignment on a split-casing pump
We recently had a request from a customer to do some pump alignment. Normally that would mean shaft to shaft alignment, but in this case, they wanted bore alignment. Read more
28 April 2020
How to deal with obstructions to line-of-sight
A couple of months ago, we were hired to perform an alignment on a motor/gearbox setup with a 9-foot spacer coupling in between. The obstacle this time around was that the spacer coupling was going through a square steel support beam. Read more
03 December 2019
The Dos and Don’ts of shimming
Saving short-term money at the cost of long-term loss could never be a good idea. Soft foot is one of the most prevalent problems in rotating machinery, and the improper use of shims is one of the bad guys. This is way too common and is the cause of countless machinery problems worldwide. But let’s not let that happen. Instead, let us guide you through the ideal shims procedure, for an easier alignment task. Read more
22 October 2019
Reliable machinery installation
“Reliable machinery installation” – it sounds like an obvious thing, don’t you agree? But where does reliability actually start? Read more
09 September 2019
The 4 most important parts of the measurement system
The parts incorporated in your measurement and alignment system have all been developed with a view to a specific need or application. Generally speaking, however, there are four elements that always have to be included. Read more
07 May 2019
Why align the sawmill with laser?
Using laser to align sawmill equipment has many benefits. Not only does it help improve the quality of the sawn product, but it will also assure you get the most out of each log. Read more
03 April 2019
How long will rotating machinery stay accurately aligned?
We used to assume that once the equipment is installed and aligned, it will remain in the same position forever. But this is not always the case. Read more
04 December 2018
5 reasons to align your machines
Have you considered investing in a laser alignment system, but hesitated for some reason? Well, maybe this article can convince you of the many benefits. Read more