Shaft Alignment of Gas Turbine and Gearbox on offshore oil platform

June 28, 2010

I recently completed a shaft alignment between a Solar Gas Turbine and a Gearbox on an offshore oil platform. The unique features only present on the ROTALIGN ULTRA were key to this success. The repeatability we obtained was outstanding, less than 1 thou per measurement. Here are the reasons for our success: 1. We used […]

The Ever Increasing Benefits of Modern PdM Technologies

June 21, 2010

June 2010 · Uptime Magazine When dial indicators, straight edges, and taper gauges were the only tools available for doing shaft-to-shaft alignment, machines were often left in a rough alignment condition.  This happened because either too much time would need to be invested in order to obtain the required degree of precision or human error […]

Free"Laser Align"iPhone-iPad App Now Available

June 14, 2010

Ludeca, Inc. presents “Laser Align“, a free reference tool for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. With this app, you can access important reference material and learn about key laser shaft alignment concepts. “Laser Align” features the demanding tolerances that have been the industry norm, pioneered by Ludeca in 1983.  These exact same tolerances are used […]

How fast is the data collection speed of your vibration data collector?

June 6, 2010

How fast is the data collection speed of your vibration data collector? You may feel that this is not an important characteristic. Does it really matter if a data collector is one or two seconds faster acquiring data versus another? Data collection speed is very important and should be taken into consideration by your facility management and […]