We just returned from performing a stern tube bearing carrier alignment on a large container vessel currently in construction at a leading US shipyard. The one-meter diameter bearing carriers needed to be set to specific tolerances with respect to an established datum line along the longitudinal axis of the ship. Historically, this was accomplished using optics, piano wire and depth gauges. The procedure was time consuming and considering the sizes of some of the vessels being fabricated, performing an alignment was tedious and time consuming work. Sunlight on the hull can cause considerable movement; therefore a faster alignment process would be desirable. Therefore, we were asked to bring in the Easy-Laser E950-B bore alignment system. The quick setup and operation of this wireless laser alignment system made taking bore straightness readings a breeze, saving valuable time on a warm sunny morning in dry dock. The client was pleased with the speed with which the job was performed and the ease of understanding results—a testament to the straightforward design of the E-Series software.
by Yolanda Lopez
Reposted from EASY-LASER® blog
Easy-Laser® has been awarded the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 for their design of a display unit for laser-based measurement equipment.
The display unit, XT11, won the Industry/Skilled Trades category and is part of a completely new concept within laser alignment, which was launched last year.
Rustan Karlsson, Head of Marketing at Easy-Laser®, states: “The award is an acknowledgement of the hard work that we have put into our next generation of products to make them even more user-friendly and attractive, in a way that is right for our users and our brand. Within our industry, it is like winning an Oscar!”
He continues: “The work really started three years ago, when our design office, Shift Design & Strategy, identified what Easy-Laser® stands for and developed a design guide. Together with our own engineers, they defined what has now been acknowledged by the iF DESIGN AWARD. It feels great to have won it, especially with the product launches ahead of us.”
The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions. The entries are assessed by a jury of 58 professional designers from around the world. This year’s competition was tough, with over 5500 entries from 59 countries.
Learn more and download the brochure of the award-winning Easy-Laser® XT11 display unit featured in the XT440 shaft alignment system.
by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL
LUDECA is excited to announce two new partnerships: In order to improve and diversify our product offerings, we developed an exclusive partnership with the prestigious Swedish manufacturer, EASY-LASER, to promote and sell the next generation of precise, easy-to-use laser systems for solutions that evolve with our industry. Secondly, we have partnered with the global ultrasound technology leader, SDT Ultrasound Solutions, to bring our customers yet another best-in-class product line for leak and fault detection, and optimized bearing lubrication.
These partnerships will equip the most forward-thinking Solutions Provider with the most forward-thinking products available. For our customers, this means that they can rely on a best-in-class approach to alignment, vibration, ultrasound and condition monitoring systems built upon decades of industry leading knowledge, experience and technology.
As our company evolves, so will our Service Center. Located in Doral, Florida, we now calibrate and service EASY-LASER and SDT Products and continue to perform NIST traceable calibrations and service for Pruftechnik alignment and vibration products. Our principal goal is to support you, our customer.
In addition to our new EASY-LASER and SDT products, we still sell alignment and condition monitoring systems by Pruftechnik. We also provide technical support and training for any system which you purchase from us as well as loaners, equipment rentals and field services. As an SMRP and MSAT approved provider, all of our 3- and 4-day training courses are mapped to the SMRP’s Equipment Reliability Body of Knowledge and UPTIME® ELEMENTS™ for continuing education credits.
We look forward to serving your maintenance and reliability needs. Keep it running.
by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL
Since 1981 the name LUDECA has been synonymous with SHAFT ALIGNMENT. We introduced to the U.S. market the first pre-programmed dial indicator alignment tool, the Machinery Alignment Computer (“M.A.C.”), followed by the ALI 2000 in 1983.
We then pioneered laser alignment in the United States with the OPTALIGN®. This success was followed in the years thereafter by such recognized brand names as ROTALIGN®, SHAFTALIGN® and ALIGNEO®.
As of April 1st, 2016 a new chapter will begin in the evolution of Laser Shaft Alignment and Geometric Alignment Systems in the U.S. market, as LUDECA, INC. joins forces with the prestigious Swedish manufacturer EASY-LASER® for the sale and service of their highly accurate, logical, intuitive and easy-to-use laser alignment systems that expand your measurement capabilities with solutions that evolve with industry. The name behind the product says it all: EASY-LASER. Built for today with a vision for tomorrow.
LUDECA’s well-known and unparalleled technical and service support will continue to back up every system we deliver to our valued customers, both old and new. Calibration and repairs will continue to be done at our Doral, Florida facility. On-site training by factory-trained alignment specialists will be offered, as well as in-depth product training at our state-of-the-art training center in Doral.
LUDECA and EASY-LASER are excited about our new opportunity to serve existing and future customers with the best products for their maintenance and reliability needs.
LUDECA is a leading provider of Predictive and Proactive Maintenance Solutions including laser alignment, ultrasound testing, vibration analysis and balancing equipment as well as related software, rentals, services and training. For more information, visit www.ludeca.com
[OPTALIGN, ROTALIGN, SHAFTALIGN and ALIGNEO are registered trademarks of PRUFTECHNIK.]
by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL