Shaft Alignment: Prove it before you move it

January 28, 2014

Most of us know that accurate shaft alignment will increase the life of machine components such as bearings, seals, and couplings, and thereby help prolong the life of your equipment. However, performing a shaft alignment can be cumbersome at times, especially aligning multiple machines in a machine train at once. A multi-coupling train is an […]

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Monitoring to Determine Actual Alignment Targets

January 23, 2014

A recent customer visit offered us an opportunity to provide dynamic measurement on a large Combustion Gas Turbine Generator package. This machine has a history of excessive vibration following startup and continuing into steady state operations.  It was suspected that the changes in the alignment condition of this machine were the reason for the excessive […]

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Laser alignment company ‘clear leaders in their industry’ @BICMagazine interviews happy and loyal LUDECA customer

January 14, 2014

As Published by BIC Magazine December 2013 issue “LUDECA’s staff is always cheerful, friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Without a doubt, LUDECA provides the greatest service and products.” — A training professional at a fertilizer company For those companies considering laser alignment, LUDECA Inc. is offering the “why” and “who” to help you make an informed […]

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Pre-Alignment Steps for Better Alignments in 2014

January 2, 2014

It is a good idea to complete a few pre-alignment steps prior to conducting any alignment activity.  For instance: Verify a possible misalignment condition by using a condition monitoring technology such as vibration analysis or thermography when possible.  This will help to identify the type of misalignment condition that is present, and any other conditions […]

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The Importance of Belt Alignment

December 19, 2013

How important is belt alignment? Misalignment can occur between the driver and driven components no matter what mechanism is used to couple them together. This includes belt driven equipment as well.  Unfortunately, proper alignment of belt driven equipment is frequently considered non-critical and often forgotten about by maintenance departments.  Belt misalignment is one of the […]

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All you need is a good flexible coupling to eliminate the need for alignment. True or false?

November 14, 2013

Many people believe that all they need is a good flexible coupling.  They believe that flexible couplings will eliminate the need for performing proper machinery alignment.  Nothing could be further from the truth! Coupling manufactures provide the allowable misalignment values of the couplings they provide.  These tolerances only tell you what the couplings can withstand […]

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