One hour-long presentation by Alan Luedeking , training instructor and field service engineer for alignment of rotating machinery at LUDECA. Originally filmed at the CBM 2011 Condition Based Monitoring Conference at the Reliability Performance Institute in Fort Myers, Florida.

This presentation is an in-depth treatment of the subject of soft foot, or machine frame distortion, indirectly coupled rotating machines. The presenter will cover how to measure soft foot with different methods and discuss the pros and cons of each. He will also discuss how to diagnose and correct soft foot conditions, and will then take your questions concerning these topics.

Key Bullets:

  • What is soft foot?
  • What types of soft foot are there and why is this important?
  • How do I measure soft foot correctly?
  • How do I diagnose the soft foot condition I measured?
  • How do I fix a soft foot?

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This video is courtesy of and was recorded at CBM-2011 live from the Reliability Performance Institute.

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, by Alan Luedeking CRL CMRP