Is your Application FIT for Ultrasound?

September 26, 2017

I often hear the question, “what can I detect with ultrasound?”. The fact is, ultrasound is such a versatile condition monitoring technology we tend to ask it to do things beyond its capabilities. And that’s fine because I firmly believe every technology should be pushed beyond its limits. It’s how we get better. But to […]

Rotor Balancing Expert Tip

September 20, 2017

Guest Post by Bob Dunn from I&E Central, Inc. A customer was having difficulty balancing the rotor shown above. They had made multiple corrections, some contradictory, and were worse than when they started. In that this is on a shop stand and controlled conditions, something was not right. Looking at the photo, I saw a […]

LUDECA debuts the Easy-Laser® XT660 SHAFT Alignment and XT190 BELT Alignment Systems for the US Market

September 19, 2017

LUDECA is proud to announce the new Easy-Laser® XT660 laser shaft alignment system for the United States market. The XT660 is the next evolution in the award-winning Generation XT platform. It builds on the ground-breaking cross-platform technology that was launched last year with the XT440 SHAFT system. You can use your own iOS/Android phone or […]

Exciting New Partnership Announcement for LUDECA and TM Induction Heating

September 13, 2017

We are thrilled to announce we have teamed up with TM Induction Heating in the Netherlands to bring to the US market the SURETHERM line of induction heaters —a new generation of low frequency and highly efficient induction heaters for a wide range of applications. With 25 years of experience, TM Induction Heating is the industry […]

Which Condition Monitoring Technologies Should You Use?

September 12, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #1 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) How do you decide which condition monitoring technologies to use? There are many condition monitoring technologies that we could employ. And within each technology there are sub-technologies. For example, within vibration analysis we can use high frequency […]

Poor Installation Makes Sheave Alignment Impossible!

September 5, 2017

Guest post by Bob Dunn at I&E Central, Inc. I was working with a customer to align sheaves using their Easy-Laser E180 sheave alignment tool. This is a new blower that had been installed by a contractor. Obviously the contractor did not check alignment before drilling the mounting holes. The horizontal angular error was about 1.25 […]