The Effects of Soft Foot Conditions in Your Equipment

June 27, 2013

Soft foot conditions lead to a distortion of the equipment’s frame.  Soft foot can exist in several forms such as parallel air gap, bent foot, squishy foot or an induced soft foot condition.  A good laser alignment tool, adequate training and best practices will help you identify the existence and type of soft foot. This […]

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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 […]

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Pipe Strain is Soft Foot!

February 13, 2012

Yes, pipe strain is soft foot! Soft foot means machine frame distortion. If you are missing shims under a foot and tighten the hold-down bolt until you have forced the foot down to the base, you will have distorted the machine frame. If you have severe pipe stress on a pump, and the anchor bolts […]