Best Practices: Machinery Alignment Shimming

May 30, 2013

UPTIME • April/May 2013 There is much more to proper shimming of machines for alignment than meets the eye. There are a number of things you should consider and look out for when selecting and using shims. First and foremost,  you should be using high quality, precut slotted stainless steel shims. Cutting your own shims […]






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How Vibration and Ultrasound can work together in a PdM Program @PlantServices

May 28, 2013

Combine vibration monitoring and ultrasound for more cost-effective predictive maintenance The best overall machinery monitoring program is one that utilizes multiple,  integrated monitoring technologies. In brief: The best overall machinery monitoring program is one that utilizes multiple, integrated monitoring technologies that are well-suited to detect expected failures modes. One goal of PdM is to determine […]






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Balancing your wind turbine rotor blades with credibility and stability

May 23, 2013

As more and more wind turbines are coming out of warranty,  the industry is focusing on making sure that the assets they have in place are in proper running form.  If it is the gearbox,  the generator, and/or the rotor blades, they need to be inspected and/or checked. In the case of the rotor blades, […]






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Know Difference Between Aligning Short Flex Couplings vs. Spacer Shafts? Watch our Spacer Shaft Alignment Video to Find Out.

May 21, 2013

Most people don’t understand the difference between aligning a short flex coupling vs. a spacer shaft and the importance of using the correct tolerances to align them properly. Our crash course video explains and simplifies the definitions and uses of alignment tolerances for short flex couplings and spacer shafts. It makes clear the absolute necessity […]






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Manually Graphing Your Multi-Coupling Alignments? Watch our Machine Train Alignment Video and Forget Graph Paper!

May 16, 2013

The alignment of machine trains can be a lengthy task. In the past,  alignment data of the entire machine train had to be manually graphed to scale in order to determine the optimal moves. The ROTALIGN ULTRA laser alignment tool can now instantly graph the alignment results of an entire machine train of up to […]






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