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For our Alignment Tech Notes, please email us or call us at (305) 591-8935 and we will gladly assist you.
LASER ALIGN APP
Free reference tool for shaft alignment of rotating equipment. With this App you can access important reference material and learn about key laser shaft alignment concepts. “Laser Align” features the following tools with helpful reference guides:
- Short Flex Tolerance Table
- Spacer Shaft Tolerance Table
- Thermal Growth Calculator
- Soft Foot Assistant
This APP is available for both iPhone/iPad and for Android
Shaft Alignment Fundamentals Wall Chart
Shaft Misalignment is a common problem in rotating equipment. Precision alignment means reduced vibration, longer component life, reduced safety risks, lower power consumption and other benefits. Our laminated 24” x 36” wall chart provides information and guidelines for the implementation of good shaft alignment of rotating machinery, best practices, soft foot, tolerances, thermal growth, and much more. Usually $50 each, but for a limited time, request your complimentary copy today!
I have had the opportunity to see, first hand, the improvement in the quality of alignments our tradesmen have been able to achieve and I attribute it to the availability of the wall chart received from LUDECA as the main reason. There isn’t much that the chart doesn’t cover but, it’s the references to thermal growth and the causes of lack of repeatability and response to corrections made that are the most helpful at least for us. As the Vibration Analyst on site it’s been a win-win!!! Thanks from all of us at Cameco - Cigar Lake Operation
5-Step Shaft Alignment Procedure [Infographic]
A simple and effective procedure for shaft alignment of rotating equipment.
Procedimiento de Alineacion de Ejes en 5 Pasos [Infografía]
Simple y efectivo procedimiento para alinear ejes en maquinas rotativas.
5-Step Sheave Pulley Alignment Procedure [Infographic]
A simple and effective procedure for sheave pulley alignment of belt-driven equipment.
Pulley Alignment Guide
This guide provides information for the implementation of good pulley alignment of belt-driven equipment including terminology, alignment methods, belt maintenance, storage and tensioning as well as a 5-Step Sheave/Pulley Alignment Procedure.
Soft Foot: Causes, Characteristics and Solutions
There is nothing “soft” about a soft foot—instead, it means machine frame distortion. The effects of machine frame distortion are numerous and potentially very damaging to the machine. This white paper explains in depth the causes and characteristics of soft foot conditions and how to diagnose and solve them.
Best Practices: Machinery Alignment Shimming
There is more to proper shimming of a machine for alignment than meets the eye. There are several things you should keep in mind and look out for.
For our Condition Monitoring Videos, please visit our Video Library.
For our Condition Monitoring Tech Notes, please email us or call us at (305) 591-8935 and we will gladly assist you.
Vibration Analysis Wall Chart
Unbalance, misalignment, bearing failures, gear faults, motor electrical problems, etc. are typical faults experienced in all equipment. Identification and elimination of these faults and other issues are critical to maintaining the health of your plant equipment. Healthy equipment means lower maintenance cost, increased uptime, better product quality and a safer work environment for employees. Our laminated 24” x 36” wall chart will help you determine the most common equipment problems using vibration analysis as a diagnosis tool. Usually $50 each, but for a limited time, request your complimentary copy today!
5-Step Balancing Procedure [Infographic]
A simple and effective procedure for doing field balancing.
Procedimiento de Balanceo en 5 Pasos [Infografía]
Simple y efectivo procedimiento para balancear maquinas rotativas.
ULTRASOUND & LUBRICATION
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5-Step Acoustic Lubrication Procedure [Infographic]
An effective lubrication procedure to grease bearings right.
Leak Management: Find-and-Fix Leaks Procedure [Infographic]
An effective procedure to survey your systems and detect leaks.
ON-CONDITION LUBRICATION AND BEARING HEALTH USING ULTRASOUND
The measurement of ultrasound with portable devices to provide an objective assessment of the health of a bearing has been well-documented over the last decade. In more recent times, the interconnection between a grease gun and an ultrasound instrument has taken this process one stage further.
This presentation reports on a further evolution – the use of an on-line monitoring system using contact ultrasound sensors to provide a continuous indication of the frictional state and early failure state of rolling element bearings. Case histories showing how this technology can be combined with remote lubrication of difficult-access bearings to provide instant feedback on the benefit or otherwise of individual shots of grease.
Leak Surveyors Handbook
Download our handbook and learn how to reduce or eliminate wasted compressed air with ultrasound through effective leak detection and repair.
HEAR MORE: A Guide to Using Ultrasound For Leak Detection and Condition Monitoring
About the Book
The use of airborne ultrasound by a wide array of manufacturing has led many to dub ultrasound a predictive maintenance tool for the masses. It is a technology with mass appeal, a wide range of applications, and a cost entry point that makes it accessible to practically anyone.
In this book, the authors guide you through the technology step by step, with each chapter dedicated to an application and how the technology applies to that application. You will learn how the inspection should be carried out, along with real-life examples of how these applications are currently being applied.
Airborne and structure borne ultrasonic inspection provides industry with an efficient solution for all kinds of preventative and predictive maintenance functions.
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LEAK REPORTER APP
Free tool to manage and report leaks including cost impact.
APP is available for both iPhone/iPad and for Android
Ultrasound Lube Technician Handbook
Download our handbook and learn how to improve reliability and save money with ultrasound by making lubrication a condition-based task instead of a time-based task.
Oil & Grease Storage Best Practices [Infographic]
Some tips to help outline the best practices for proper lubrication storage.
Induction Heating Procedure - Bearing Mounting [Infographic]
A simple and safe procedure for proper bearing installation.
Bearing Storage Best Practices [Infographic]
Some basics things to prevent bearing damage and contamination thus maximize bearing life and performance.
Basics of Induction Heating
Download our white paper and learn the basic principle behind induction heating, the diverse range of applications and advantages, and the different types of equipment you can use to reach your goals.
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Asset Condition Monitoring (ACM) Project Manager’s Guide
The Asset Condition Monitoring (ACM) Project Manager’s Guide provides basic information about what an ACM initiative or organizational component is, how it should be conducted and who should be involved.
Uptime Elements Poster
A Reliability Framework and Asset Management System