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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LUDECA debuts the Easy-Laser® XT660 SHAFT Alignment and XT190 BELT Alignment Systems for the US Market

September 19, 2017

LUDECA is proud to announce the new Easy-Laser® XT660 laser shaft alignment system for the United States market. The XT660 is the next evolution in the award-winning Generation XT platform. It builds on the ground-breaking cross-platform technology that was launched last year with the XT440 SHAFT system. You can use your own iOS/Android phone or […]

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Poor Installation Makes Sheave Alignment Impossible!

September 5, 2017

Guest post by Bob Dunn at I&E Central, Inc. I was working with a customer to align sheaves using their Easy-Laser E180 sheave alignment tool. This is a new blower that had been installed by a contractor. Obviously the contractor did not check alignment before drilling the mounting holes. The horizontal angular error was about 1.25 […]

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