Saving Money and Improving Efficiency with Precision Shaft Alignment

April 29, 2010

In a sense, this post is about one, and only one topic: MONEY. If alignment can be improved, machinery failure rate drops dramatically. Equipment failures are a major maintenance expense and have numerous incidental or associated costs. In fact, the cost of parts and labor to repair the machine can be one of the smaller […]

Fault frequencies are very important in vibration analysis

April 26, 2010

Fault frequencies are very important in vibration analysis, because they allow the analyst to correlate vibration data to specific components in the equipment that may be in some stage of failure (equipment faults). Fault frequencies change with any adjustment in the speed of the equipment being monitored. Most modern vibration data collectors and vibration software will […]

Thank you for a successful event!

April 22, 2010

We would like to extend a special thanks to those who attended the Facilities Tour in our Doral Training Center on Tuesday. The event started with an overview of our company by Frank Seidenthal followed by a keynote presentation “Getting Maximum Value from a PDM Process” by Bill Hillman.Reliability 2.0 attendees were given a tour […]

Welcome to our blog

April 19, 2010
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Welcome to our blog! In addition to our email newsletter, we have created this blog to help keep our customers up-to-date on our events,   company news and product releases. This blog will also be a vehicle for us to share articles and maintenance tips you will find useful. Please comment and let us know what information you […]

Conquering Wind Turbine Shaft Alignment

April 19, 2010

April 2010 · Wind Systems Magazine The truer the shaft alignment, the lower the maintenance costs and longer the turbine life, but how can it be achieved? LUDECAwind has the answers. The world’s first electric power generating wind turbine was manufactured by Charles Brush in 1888, and it delivered 12 kW of power reliably for 20 years […]

Vibration Due To Shaft Misalignment

April 18, 2010

October 2009 · IMPO Magazine Unlike imbalance, misalignment does not produce forces that are similar in the radius of the machine. Vibration in one radial direction may be very different in amplitude when compared to vibration in another radial direction. This is one instance where amplitude readings are not only helpful in detecting a problem but […]

Go Lean and Green: Align The Machine

April 16, 2010

February 2010 · Maintenance Technology Magazine Going green is not something to be taken lightly. Not only is our livelihood at risk, our very lives may depend on how well we meet the challenges of living green. To cover all the benefits of going green would require multiple, book-length documents; therefore, we will limit this discussion […]

Are Your Vertical Pumps Throwing Money Down the Drain?

April 16, 2010

February 2010 · Pumps & Systems Magazine Vertical pumps are designed to be “self-aligning” due to the rabbet fit between pump and driver, thus eliminating the need for precision shaft alignment. Notwithstanding these advantages, this article will focus on the need for alignment of vertical pumps. Read Are Your Vertical Pumps Throwing Money Down the Drain?.

Training and Certification|Converting training costs into value on the plant floor

April 16, 2010

March 2010 · Plant Services Magazine During these tough times, industries attempt to cut all costs deemed not absolutely necessary for the day-to-day operation of the plant. Many times training budgets are among the first costs to be curtailed. This usually happens because the true value of training may not be fully understood, and training […]

Train well for long-term benefits

April 16, 2010

April 2010 · Energy-Tech Magazine The importance of training is often given short shrift in industry, when it is in fact a vitally important profit center for the business. A well-trained employee gets the job done better, faster and cares more. An employee that has been well trained appreciates the fact that the company cares […]