When “Square, Level, Plumb and True” Come Together in Rotating Machinery Installation

February 6, 2018

In rotating equipment installations, there are many tools employed by the concrete pouring team, the baseplate fabricator, the rotating equipment installer, the pipe fitter, the alignment team, etc., to get the job the done as effectively and efficiently as possible. “Square, plumb, level and true” is what allows those teams to work together.  “True”means something […]

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My Spectrum Does Not Indicate Misalignment so my Machine is Aligned, Right?

January 30, 2018

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #9 by Mobius Institute No, sadly, that may not be correct. If the spectrum (and phase readings) indicate misalignment, then the machine will be misaligned. But if there is no indication of misalignment, the machine may still be misaligned. I know that may not make sense, but unfortunately it is true. […]

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Sheave Alignment is not All! Remember Belt Tension!

January 2, 2018

Belt alignment is extremely important, and we recommend you do it with a good laser alignment system such as the Easy-Laser XT190 or the DotLine Laser system. But, once the alignment is done, equally important is set the belts to the proper tension. Typically, the correct tension is one that allows the belt to be deflected […]

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I use a Laser Alignment System, so I am Performing Precision Alignment, Right?

December 26, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #10 by Mobius Institute No, sadly, that is not right. Unless the person has been properly trained, and unless the company has specified precision alignment tolerances, and unless the training is followed and the tolerances are achieved, then you are not performing precision alignment. We see this as a very common […]

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Precision Maintenance: Why do it? – Alignment and Balancing Procedures

November 14, 2017

As Published by Maintenance Technology Magazine September 2017 issue If greater reliability and uptime are of any concern to you, then precision maintenance is a key component in achieving it. This means having clear and simple, yet meaningful, procedures in place for the different tasks involved. Two such tasks are precision alignment and balancing. LUDECA’s  […]

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