What makes a laser shaft alignment tool accurate?

March 29, 2016

There are many tools considered “accurate”. Dial test indicator can measure to the ten-thousandths and gauge blocks can be certified for even tighter tolerances. Even CNC machines can reach ten-thousandth’s accuracy given the right conditions. However, they are tools and they can’t perform to their maximum potential if not used properly or in the right application. […]






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Who owns plant reliability?

March 22, 2016

Can a Reliability Engineer or Reliability Manager make a facility or organization reliable? This is a very important question that may be worth discussing within your organization to ensure proper expectations and success. A more practical definition of reliability may be: Equipment performs the way you want it to when you want it to”. Reliability […]






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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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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 […]






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Proud to be an SMRP Approved Alignment and Balancing Training Provider!

October 1, 2015

LUDECA Inc. has been recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an approved provider of continuing education and training aligned with key subject areas related to reliability and physical asset management.” said Ron Leonard, SMRP CMRP Chair of APEP Committee As an SMRP Approved Provider, LUDECA is recognized for its best-in-class […]






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