Pre-Alignment Checks plus Essential Clean-up and Preparation Tasks

May 22, 2014

The customer needed to align a boiler feed pump to a fluid drive. Before doing so, we took care of the simple but often-ignored pre alignment checks, including a thorough cleaning up of the area around the machines. The area was a mess to start with, and cleaning up allowed us to check for soft […]

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Precision alignment with ROTALIGN ULTRA reduced ship engine vibration

May 8, 2014

When M/Y Mystique, a 50m yacht, had trouble with its bearings overheating, they called on our customer AME to investigate. After conducting a vibration analysis survey, misalignment was discovered along with aged mounts. Additionally, the Kamewa Jet Units were not functioning within recommended tolerances. In terms of alignment several steps were followed, the first intermediate […]

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Successful diesel engine alignment with ROTALIGN ULTRA

May 1, 2014

Recently, our customer AME was commissioned by Harry Pepper to perform laser alignment with the ROTALIGN ULTRA on 4 Caterpillar Diesel Engines to Philadelphia gear at their Merritt Pump Station in Naples, Florida. “We had AME laser align our engines because we’ve used them on previous projects with excellent results,” said D.W., Project Superintendent, Harry Pepper. […]

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Equipping a Field Service Team to Do Shaft Alignment: 15 Must Have Items

April 24, 2014

I am often asked, What tools and equipment does a millwright team need to do shaft alignment? Beyond the obvious safety equipment, such as hearing protection, steel-toe shoes, work gloves, hard hat, safety glasses and fire retardant clothing, some of the other essential equipment is not so obvious. So here’s a little list, with commentary, […]

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Alignment of an Automotive Transmission Testing Robot

April 10, 2014

The accurate shaft alignment of an automotive transmission testing robot presented great difficulty in obtaining the alignment measurements. A system was needed that could align the shafts of various machines simultaneously across larger distances. The main difficulty was an uncoupled measurement for two precision spindles about 5 feet across. The ROTALIGN ULTRA iS with the […]

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Alignment on a Wind Turbine: What kind of difficulty are you faced with?

March 27, 2014

LUDECAwind was recently hired to perform an alignment on a wind turbine. Although the turbine was quite modern in size, capability, and throughput, its design and functionality for wind service technicians to perform their tasks is outdated. The technicians are barely able to stand straight or get around the turbine without compromising their safety. With […]

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