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size, capability, and throughput, its design and functionality for wind service technicians to perform their tasks is outdated.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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Piano wire played its last tune after successful laser bore alignment with CENTRALIGN

March 20, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was doing training at an engine overhaul shop in the Midwest. They had just purchased a CENTRALIGN ULTRA STANDARD system to perform bore alignment checks, before reassembly of each engine (see Figure 1.) After showing the mechanics how to set up the laser and take measurements on the first bore […]

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Symptoms of pipe stress when aligning a Flowserve booster pump

March 13, 2014

While aligning a Flowserve Booster Pump in Arkansas, the attempted alignment corrections proved unrepeatable and inconsistent. The centerline of the pump shifted from too high to too low and from too far to the right to too far left. I thought this might be a symptom of pipe stress and suggested to the customer that […]

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