Categories: Shaft Alignment,Other Topics

It’s the Little Things Revisited

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By on May 30, 2019

During a recent training class at the facility of a client who had their initial Shaft Alignment Best Practices training class 5 years prior, I found out none of the previous class attendees were still in maintenance. The “new” guys never had anyone show them the proper use of their laser and most had no real precision shaft alignment experience.

Needless to say, they had a lot of alignment frustration! As they had been using their laser awhile, they had a lot of questions–which is actually a good thing.

We uncovered the causes of their alignment frustration and one mechanic summed it up best when he told me, “I thought I was doing something ‘big’ incorrectly; as it turns out, it was 4 or 5 little things.”

Mac MacCormack had a similar experience with a class several years ago. As the “little things” consistently come up as a major contributor to alignment frustration, I thought it worthwhile to share his blog “It’s the Little Things” again.

Remember Precision Shaft Alignment is a process. Skipping a step or two in the process leads to alignment frustration!

Go to: for Mac’s Little Things blog.

About the Author

Brad Case has been associated with VibrAlign since 1990, first as a manufacturer’s representative, than joining the company as a direct employee in 2005. He has over 35 years experience in aligning industrial machinery. Brad attended Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, TX.

Brad began his career in the automotive industry providing technical training, sales, and service for Murray Goldseal an aftermarket air conditioning component manufacturer. His background includes 25 plus years experience in sales, service and training, of Centralized Lubrication Systems, Couplings, Gearing, and Gear Reducers.

Brad and his wife currently live in Clifton, TX.

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