Improve your machine performance by eliminating pipe strain

December 27, 2016

Reposted from EASY-LASER® blog There are basically two types of pipe strain: static and dynamic pipe strain. Static pipe strain occurs both when the machines are operating and when they’re not running. This is most likely the type you’ve been trying to eliminate. Dynamic pipe strain, on the other hand, is a condition that only […]

A clean and balanced approach to equipment maintenance

December 20, 2016

Proper equipment function requires a properly aligned and balanced machine.  Allowing a machine to operate with an unbalance condition can result in bearing damage, cracks, loose components and many other costly maintenance issues.  Loose debris can dislodge and impact the balance quality of a machine. Debris buildup on the impellers/blades, and other rotating parts can […]

Turbine Alignment made Easy with Easy-Laser® E960 System

December 15, 2016

Steam turbine internal alignment applications require high precision, ease of use and reliability. The Easy-Laser® E960 system is used to align diaphragms and internal components and delivers all these things.                     Setup is fast and simple. There is no need to precisely center your detector to […]

Labeling Ultrasound Data Collection Points

December 13, 2016

To facilitate the initial learning curve, a labeling system was implemented to help technicians collecting data identify bearings that were part of the initial survey. These descriptors were laminated to prolong their life in the unfriendly environment of a typical cement plant. Standard locations for data collection needed to be understood since labels would become […]

Christopher Greene joins our Alignment Division

December 9, 2016

LUDECA is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to our Laser Alignment Division, Christopher Greene. Chris grew up in Austin, Texas and now resides in Fort Worth. Chris has extensive mechanical field experience with the installation and maintenance of Ariel, Caterpillar and Waukesha equipment. In the last five years he has been engaged […]

Aligning the bar feed on an automatic lathe: A case study using the Easy-Laser® E940 Machine Tool system

December 6, 2016

Recently, I&E Central (along with a service partner) used the Easy-Laser E940 Machine Tool system to perform alignment on an automatic lathe similar to the photo above. The lathe has an automatic feeder for 20’ sections of tube stock which are supported alternately by V-rollers, and then clamped by “steady rests” while being machined. The […]