Some Considerations on the Use of Washers in Shaft Alignment

September 28, 2011

One of the problems we can encounter while performing an alignment is the re-use of old washers. Sometimes it isn’t enough to replace all the used bolts, nuts and shims. You need to replace old washers too.   They are just as simple to replace and as inexpensive as the bolts and nuts you are […]

Q&A Webinar: Detecting Misalignment using Vibration Analysis

September 22, 2011

Thank you for joining us for our Webinar Detecting Misalignment through Vibration Analysis. We hope you found the presentation to be valuable and very informative. If you missed our Webinar, you can view the recorded version at any time. Watch now! Here are the answers to your questions: Q: How do you account for thermal […]

Have you ever used an aluminum can to shim your motor?

September 19, 2011

When the beverage industry started to market their products in aluminum cans, a new by-product for industrial maintenance was created— soda and beer cans were sometimes used as shimming material for electric motors. Aluminum cans were flattened out and a slot cut into it to allow the shim to fit under the foot of the […]

Online condition monitoring for hard-to-reach or hazardous places

September 12, 2011

UPSTREAM PUMPING SOLUTIONS • Spring 2011 Mud Pump Vibration Analysis Online condition monitoring for hard-to-reach or hazardous places A mud pump is a reciprocating piston/plunger device designed to circulate drilling fluid under high pressure down the drill string and back up the annulus. Mud pumps come in a variety of sizes and configurations, but for […]

Laser Shaft Alignment —Technology that pays for your investment.

September 6, 2011

What if you could reduce machinery alignment time from 4 hours to 2 hours? What if you could improve the average alignment from 9 mils to 3 mils? What if your Meantime Between Failure (MTBF) could be increased from 30 to 34 months, 13% (very conservative)?   Consider this: A plant with 200 machines at […]