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Meet VibrAlign Trainer, Stan Riddle – VIDEO

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By on December 16, 2011

My name is Stan Riddle, I’m a trainer for VibrAlign, I’ve been involved in aligning machinery for about 31 years. My background was as a machinist, and a tool and die maker. In the early 80’s I decided that I would get into maintenance because they would never computerize it, and I’ve been pulling wrenches ever since.

I’m a Certified Vibration Analyst, Level III, with the Vibration Institute, Certified Thermographer with infrared. I worked as a vibration analyst for several years, too. The benefit we had was that if we found bad data we’d turn around and grab our tool pouches and went and rebuilt the machine.

I’m actually certified in alignment from…our competition I guess I could say. I have one of their Top Gun certifications in alignment using their tools.

I’ve been a trainer with VibrAlign for about three years now, and I absolutely love it.

About the Author

Stan Riddle joined VibrAlign in 2008. He has over 35 years experience in aligning industrial machinery. Stan received his AAS Degree in Machinist Technology from Surry Community College in Dobson, NC, and also holds a diploma in Industrial Systems Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was also an instructor in the program.

Stan began his maintenance career working as a machinist and millwright for companies such as Weyerhaeuser, R.J. Reynolds, and Tyco Electronics. He also has over 25 years experience in Predictive Technologies, such as vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic inspection. He is a certified Level III Vibration Analyst with the Vibration Institute, and is a Past Chairman and Board Member of the Piedmont Chapter.

Stan and his wife live in Yadkinville, NC.

2 responses to “Meet VibrAlign Trainer, Stan Riddle – VIDEO”

  1. hamidreza says:

    How often the alignment should be rechecked?
    I have heard many idea about this question.It is often said regardless the machine is under condition monitoring supervision , after 6 months being in service the pump should be stopped and alignment data should phisycally be measured to see if we have misalignment or not.
    It is because the misalignment can not be detected 100% with the help of vibration data taken by CM Guys.We have seen many times that the vibration amounts go down with increasing misalignment.

  2. Stan Riddle says:

    Hamidreza, I do not know of an industry standard which specifies when alignment should be checked.