4 Tips to Help Avoid Soft Foot in Your Machines

July 18, 2017

Soft foot can severely affect the operating condition of a machine, which will undoubtedly shorten its life expectancy. Here are a few simple tips to help avoid soft foot in your machines: Eliminate rust, dirt and any other contamination from the contact surfaces of the machine feet, shims and frame or foundation. Never insert more […]






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Are you on the Soft Foot Merry-Go-Round? Watch our Soft Foot Checks and Corrections Video and Jump Off!

May 7, 2013

Soft foot is every alignment technician’s worst nightmare and while correcting soft foot may not be easy,  it is worth every minute you spend on it, because once done, the alignment of the machines becomes a much easier task. If you want to make aligning your machinery easier, quicker and more accurate, start by correcting soft […]






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How to Diagnose a Rocking Soft Foot

January 23, 2013

When taking individual soft foot readings on a four-footed machine,  one foot at a time, always with the other three feet tight, if the two highest values appear diagonally opposed to each other, you have “rocking” soft foot situation. There are three potentially correct shimming solutions to this problem, but only one best solution. Here’s how to […]






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Make aligning your machinery easier, start by correcting Soft Foot

October 17, 2011

Measuring machinery misalignment with today’s tools, particularly computerized laser alignment systems and well-designed bracketing, is no longer as difficult a task as it once was, when all you had were a straight edge, feeler gauges and maybe a set of dial indicators with some make-shift hardware. Why then, is it that aligning the machinery to […]






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