Categories: Shaft Alignment

VibrAlign Is Out To Realign America!


By on February 8, 2012

I think aligning America is what we need to do… or Realigning America.

Years ago alignments were done properly, but some of the old millwrights had days or weeks to install machinery. In this day and time it’s twice the work and half the people, so that process gets skipped sometimes and the companies end up paying, not only in lost productivity, but bearing failures, seal failures and constant maintenance.

So if we sound bold by saying we want to align America, I think it’s exactly what we have in mind. One pump, one plant, one state, and one nation at a time.

Really, so many companies need to perform precision alignment that don’t. So many companies have been performing what they thought was precision alignment, and it wasn’t. If we just scratch the surface of those, we’ll be as busy as bees.

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.

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