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, for sale energy, cialis oil and gas, sovaldi 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 […]

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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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Using Short-Flex Coupling Tolerances on Spacer Couplings when Laser Aligning

October 27, 2015

When using short-flex coupling tolerances, find the centerline of rotation of each machine is aligned at the coupling center, ailment which is the center between the flex planes, or average center of power of transmission points. Using simple geometry, it’s easy to see why short-flex coupling tolerances are too tight when using spacer couplings. In […]

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4 Steps to Perform a Simple Functionality Test on your Shaft Alignment Tool

October 13, 2015

When there is a lack of repeatability, store or unexpected results are obtained during laser shaft alignment, a simple functionality test can be performed on the alignment tool’s heads to determine if they’re working properly. This can be achieved on a laser-and-sensor system, such as the ROTALIGN ULTRA IS or a transducer-and-prism system, such as […]

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