Why Align with a Laser System?

October 29, 2013

Typically,  the need for shaft alignment will be identified from high vibration or thermal data obtained from running equipment, or any time a new installation takes place. Although there are many methods of measuring misalignment between two shafts, a laser system will help the millwright perform the job accurately and in a timely manner. By definition, […]






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Testimonial: Central Carolina Tech prepares students for challenges in the predictive maintenance field

October 24, 2013

We have a strong focus on our predictive maintenance training program of which laser shaft alignment and vibration monitoring play a very important part for us and all the local manufacturing businesses that we serve. Using LUDECA’s support and more intuitive tools like the SHAFTALIGN and the VIBXPERT we find that we can better prepare […]






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Give your Equipment The Finger

October 22, 2013

The Finger as a Sensor and Other Things That Are Of Utmost Importance! Toyota did a study to find out why some equipment failed prematurely. They found that something like 80% of premature equipment failures could all be traced to three rather simple causes; causes that could have been prevented or remediated before they led […]






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Moving Beyond our Human Senses to Detect Changes in Machinery Condition

October 17, 2013

UPTIME • October/November 2013 “Many different tools have been used over the years to detect changes in machinery condition. The human hand,  eye,  and ear have been the oldest tools used to detect conditional changes in machines. It is important to understand the value and limitations of our human senses.” Most machines give some indication […]






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PRUFTECHNIK made it to the finish line with SHAFTALIGN and a SolarCar Project

October 15, 2013

As announced back in April and as a result of PRUFTECHNIK Alignment Systems’ sponsorship of the SolarCar project,  we are pleased to announce that they have made it to the finish line.  The solar-powered vehicle “SolarWorld GT” has returned to Bochum, Germany after its journey around the world making honor to their motto “PRUFTECHNIK keeps the world […]






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