Shoreline Reliability, the northeast LUDECA Solutions Provider, was a proud supporter at the 44th Annual New York Citywide Graduating Apprentice Contest. In the contest the graduating Millwrights were asked to layout, assemble and align a bevel gear project along with blueprint reading and perform laser shaft alignment demonstrations using the ROTALIGN® ULTRA iS. All tasks were directly related to what the graduating apprentices will encounter in the field. The contest was held at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, where the millwright courses have utilized the OPTALIGN® and ROTALIGN products dating back to the mid-1980s. The forward-thinking school also plans to incorporate the CENTRALIGN® ULTRA for bore alignment as well as introduce vibration analysis and balancing with the VIBXPERT® II.
The contestants had 7 hours to complete all tasks and were judged on accuracy and precision. This year’s Millwright winner was Michael Giorgi, followed runner-up Michael Daniels and 3rd place went to Mohammed Arif. Congratulations to all participants and we look forward to many more years of working together with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College.
Alignment, LUDECA News by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL