Maximize uptime with Asset Condition Management

May 31, 2016

March 2016 · Empowering Pumps Magazine “Work smarter, not harder” is a statement we have all heard before, but who has the time to think about smarter ways to work when there is so much work to be done? Some maintenance professionals are so busy trying to keep their operation running smoothly that they often address […]






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What the $125 million dollar lesson on metric and imperial units taught us

March 1, 2016

The Mars Climate Orbiter was launched by NASA on Dec 11, 1998 to study the Martian climate. On its arrival at Mars on September 23, 1999, communication was lost shortly after an orbital insertion maneuver was performed. The cause of the failure was a lower than anticipated altitude with a resulting burn-up of the orbiter. […]






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What is a Compound Move and When do I use it to Benefit the Alignment Process?

September 29, 2015

A “Compound Move” is when an aligner performs both a vertical correction by shimming and a horizontal correction by moving a MTBM (movable machine) simultaneously. Traditionally, during the alignment process, after a rough alignment is made, the aligner will shim the movable machine until it is within the vertical alignment tolerance. Once within vertical tolerance, […]






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Proper Alignment for Machines with More than Four Feet Configuration

September 15, 2015

If the machine to be moved has 6, 8 or more anchor bolts, caution needs to be applied when deciding how to shim the middle machine feet. A method still used by many is to calculate the shimming for the inboard and outboard feet of the MTBM and shim accordingly. Then, use a feeler gauge […]






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How to Analyze Unexpected Results After Performing a Shaft Alignment Horizontal Live Move

August 18, 2015

You’ve just completed your horizontal live move and you’ve re-measured to double-check your results. Now, it seems your coupling results are not at all what you were expecting. Does this sound familiar? All too often when this occurs, the reasons are quite simple, such as some residual soft foot, or coupling strain that affected the […]






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Infographic: Shaft Alignment in 5 Easy Steps

July 16, 2015

Precision alignment is an essential part of a proactive reliability program as it can eliminate many machine failures and defects. This Infographic outlines an easy and effective way to align your rotating equipment. Download Infographic






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