Easy-Laser® XT11 Alignment Display Unit is Awarded Once Again

April 17, 2018

We at LUDECA proudly share the excitement with our partners at Easy-Laser® for winning the Red Dot Design Award 2018 with their XT11 display unit. The distinctive Red Dot is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. Here are some of the things they considered in their evaluation: • […]

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All About Arc-Seconds

April 3, 2018

An arc-second is a measurement unit for angle. It is often used in describing level and plumb. 1 arc second = 1/3600 degree = 0.000278 degree =0.0000048 inches/inch =0.0048 mils/inch = 0.0048 mm/m 1 degree = 17.347 mils/inch 1 mil/inch = 1 thou/inch = 1 mm/m (The metric-imperial relationship is purely a coincidence!) A high […]

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Is a “Mil” or “Thou” The Same Measurement?

March 20, 2018

“Mil” and “thou” are the same. They are imperial measurements both are synonyms for 0.001 inches.  This unit is normally referred to as a “thou” (which is short for a thousandth), or (particularly in the United States) a mil. Mil has its origins from metric prefix “milli”, which is Latin for “one thousandths”.  Plural of […]

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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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