Belt Alignment

VibrAlign Releases The Alignment Field Guide

By on June 29, 2016

Spanning over 250 pages, The Alignment Field Guide features articles covering a variety of shaft alignment topics, including common alignment issues, shims and hold down hardware, coupling alignments, belt and sheave alignments, and tips on saving time and money during your alignment procedure. The book also features full-color photos of alignments from the field, as […]

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X, Y, & Z Axis. Does the Z Axis Affect Shaft Alignment?

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By on April 14, 2016

Does the z axis affect alignment? In short, no it does not. There are aspects of the z axis that could affect the running of a machine, but rotational shaft alignment is not of them. What is the z axis? The X and Y axes are references to horizontal and vertical planes respectively.  With regard […]

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Belt Hogs for Busses?

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By on January 6, 2015

A creative application for the VibrAlign Belt Hog sheave alignment tool has paid off for New Flyer of America and one of its customers, King County (Seattle, WA) Metro Transit Division Fleet Engineering and Vehicle Maintenance. New Flyer is a major manufacturer of heavy-duty buses in the U.S. and Canada.   The Belt Hog is […]

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Sheave Alignment Is the First Step in Making V-Belts Last

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By on February 13, 2014

VibrAlign recently released an excellent “how-to” video on its You Tube channel.  This video explains not only how to use the VibrAlign Belt Hog laser sheave/pulley alignment tool, but also introduces the 3 concepts of sheave misalignment and how to correct them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmtMGikWApw However proper sheave alignment is only one step in making belts last.  […]

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V-Belt Alignment of a Variable Pitch Sheave to a Fixed Pitch Sheave

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By on January 31, 2013

Variable pitch sheaves are used frequently in air handlers.  They allow the design engineer to increase or decrease the speed of the driven machine.  In doing so, they allow for: Changes in amp draw of the motor, to maximize efficiency, Increase or decrease static pressure and air flow. Normally, the design engineer will specify the […]

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A New Twist on Belt Alignment?

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By on January 22, 2012

In our quest to realign America, we’re always on the lookout for intriguing applications. Sometimes they pop up in odd places. My buddy Steve Matthews with PdM Solutions spotted this situation while in the field (literally!). This has to be a maintenance headache–there were plenty of belts laying around. How would you tackle this? We […]

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