A Practical Guide to Pulley Alignment —download now!

October 24, 2011

Laser alignment is an essential component of a proactive maintenance strategy for belt-driven machines. This practical guide provides guidelines and information for the implementation of good pulley alignment of belt-driven equipment, including terminology, proper alignment methods, soft foot, and best maintenance practices. Download your copy now!

Would you like to synchronize equipment information and alarm conditions with your CMMS system?

October 19, 2011

Your vibration software should have the capability to automatically import and export data from and to your CMMS system. Vibration programs like the OMNITREND software can provide you with the means to address this issue. Having the ability to automatically share information between your CMMS system and vibration software can be of great value. This […]

Make aligning your machinery easier, start by correcting Soft Foot

October 17, 2011

Measuring machinery misalignment with today’s tools, particularly computerized laser alignment systems and well-designed bracketing, is no longer as difficult a task as it once was, when all you had were a straight edge, feeler gauges and maybe a set of dial indicators with some make-shift hardware. Why then, is it that aligning the machinery to […]

Does your vibration program use order-based setups?

October 12, 2011

Frequency can be defined as how often an event occurs per unit of time.  A vibration spectrum is displayed as a horizontal and vertical plot (X and Y).  The horizontal (X) axis is the frequency axis and shows a representation of how often an event occurs.  Typically, the vibration analyst may use multiple units of […]

Maintenance Learners Today: Maintenance Leaders Tomorrow

October 3, 2011

“If you think the cost of training is high, try calculating the cost of ignorance.” “What if we train them and they leave?” “What if we don’t train them and they stay?” “Training ain’t learning.” When we see a magician pull off his head and stick it under his arm we are amazed; but when […]