Selling the importance of predictive maintenance to your management team

May 26, 2010

Successfully persuading your management team about the importance of predictive maintenance requires a certain mind-set, one that embraces the ideology that any failure in selling predictive maintenance lies within your selling techniques and not the management team. Success will simply depend on developing the proper selling methods. You are more likely to have success if […]

Shaft Alignment and Soft Foot Checklist

May 21, 2010

Several points should be checked prior to laser shaft alignment in order to avoid problems later and to achieve good results: Foundation: A solid, rigid foundation is essential for a successful alignment. Machine Mobility: It is advisable to set both machines with about 80 mils of shims underneath the feet in case one machine needs […]

Is your machine over en-doweled?

May 19, 2010

Dowel pins in machinery have at least 3 functions. One function is to restrict relative movement and aid in the placement of two mating parts such as seen in bearing housing caps. Another function is to prevent improper orientation of components.  Lastly, dowel pins are used to keep machine components in alignment. Our discussion will […]

Laser Shaft Alignment: Repeatability

May 17, 2010

All laser shaft alignment systems should be able to take two sets of readings on well-built machines and find agreement at the coupling within 0.5 mils offset and 0.1 mils/inch angularity. It is important to always take two sets of readings immediately after setting up the brackets and compare the coupling results for repeatability. A […]

Vibration Analysis: Time is not on our side

May 14, 2010

If you have been in the vibration industry for any length of time you have noticed many of the same catch phrases and acronyms have polluted what should be a simple science of vibration analysis. When setting up a vibration program there is one important word to remember. This word has been hidden over the […]

The Green in Precision Shaft Alignment

May 6, 2010

Precision Alignment of electric motors coupled to pumps, compressors, gearboxes, blowers, etc.; contribute to savings in the consumption of electricity. Since all fossil power plant generated electricity causes carbon emissions, reduced electricity consumption also means  LOWER RELATED CARBON EMISSION. In 1984 the first pre-programmed Laser Coupling/Shaft Alignment tool was launched by our principals PRUEFTECHNIK Alignment. […]

What is Shaft Alignment?

May 5, 2010

For machinery installation, only the rotating shaft centerlines of different machines are aligned. Not the feet, not the coupling, not the shaft surfaces, not the machine housings, not the bearings; only the rotating shaft centerlines. It is important to understand that alignment refers to the positions of two centerlines of rotation or two rotational axes. […]

Increase profits and reduce maintenance costs for your facility

May 4, 2010

April 2010 · Reliable Plant Magazine It is common knowledge that technologies such as vibration analysis, shaft alignment, oil analysis, thermal imaging, motor circuit testing and several other technologies are excellent tools to help achieve these results. These technologies can be used for the identification and elimination of machinery defects on a daily basis.Many facilities are content with […]