Get your alignment in line: don’t jiggle while you work

May 24, 2016

May 2016 · Plant Services Magazine Like a lot of reliability engineers, Joe Anderson, former reliability manager at the J.M. Smucker Co., appreciated – in theory – that precise pulley alignment is critical to preventing vibration problems and ensuring successful operations. My understanding was, ‘Yeah, we need to do it,’ ” Anderson says. “But you […]

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The Rights for Precision Shaft Alignment

November 24, 2015

Right safety procedures before you align. Right machines to align. Right alignment procedure. Right alignment tool. Right alignment tolerances. Right alignment targets. Right soft analysis and correction. Right shims. Right moves. Right bolt tightening sequence. Right bolt torquing. Right alignment report. Download [Infographic] 5-Step Shaft Alignment Procedure

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Can you answer a simple question: Is your equipment basically sound?

November 12, 2014

Can you answer a simple question? Is your equipment basically sound? It’s not a trick question. There are some things that the more studious maintenance practitioners among us have discovered through dedicated equipment failure data logging followed by mining that data. In his article “Examining the Processes of RCM and TPM” Ross Kennedy of the […]

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