What the $125 million dollar lesson on metric and imperial units taught us

March 1, 2016

The Mars Climate Orbiter was launched by NASA on Dec 11, 1998 to study the Martian climate. On its arrival at Mars on September 23, 1999, communication was lost shortly after an orbital insertion maneuver was performed. The cause of the failure was a lower than anticipated altitude with a resulting burn-up of the orbiter. […]






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LUDECA launches new microsite www.LudecaVideos.com

January 12, 2016

In today’s world, video platform is the way to accomplish effective visual knowledge and a learning mechanism in many organizations. With the use of video, one not only is able to promote products and services but one can also strengthen a culture and demonstrate how-to scenarios easily and quickly. LUDECA believes in communicating visually to help customers educate and train their personnel on precision […]






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12 Ways to find Time for Maintenance in 2016

January 5, 2016

Guest post by Jeff Shiver, rx Founder of  People and Processes, Inc. As a maintenance planning and scheduling professional, I am often asked how to schedule maintenance activities when production is 24/7 or 24/6. An important question is whether the 24/7 operation is driven in part by a lack of reliability or if the organization is proactive […]






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A Successful Cardan Shaft Alignment on a Boat using Multipoint Measurement

December 22, 2015

I recently participated in an alignment done on a boat. The alignment was between a diesel engine and V-transmission connected by a cardan shaft. The Challenges: The offset between the gearbox and motor was a little over 1 inch. Aligning the engine to the transmission without removing the cardan shaft. Alignment is difficult because it […]






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The Benefits of Performing Bore Alignment on Large Turbines using a Fixed Control Sensor

December 8, 2015

The need for bore alignment applies across a wide variety of industrial sectors including the marine industry, energy, oil and gas, chemical and service companies. It is used to determine the centerline of a series of bores, and setting the centerline relative to any fixed reference, or aligning the bores to a rotating shaft, and/or determining out-of-roundness of […]






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The Rights for Precision Shaft Alignment

November 24, 2015

Right safety procedures before you align. Right machines to align. Right alignment procedure. Right alignment tool. Right alignment tolerances. Right alignment targets. Right soft analysis and correction. Right shims. Right moves. Right bolt tightening sequence. Right bolt torquing. Right alignment report. Download [Infographic] 5-Step Shaft Alignment Procedure






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