Posts tagged with: “alignment training”

Just Get It Running, We’ll Fix It Later!

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By on June 13, 2018

  Sound familiar? I can’t tell you how many times I personally have heard this over the years. I am sure many of you have as well. The issue is, scheduled downtime seems to be put on the back burner so to speak, to meet production goals. And as it has become all too familiar, […]

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The Fastest Way to Do an Alignment

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By on May 23, 2014

According to our resident alignment training “philosopher” Stan Riddle, “The fastest way to complete a precision shaft alignment is to take your time”. This doesn’t mean to take numerous breaks, what he is telling us is to stop and think! As Industrial Mechanics, usually in a production environment, we tend to try and complete a […]

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Don’t Bet Against Your Laser Shaft Alignment Tool!

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By on January 15, 2014

During the classroom portion of a Fixturlaser GO Pro training class, at a sheet metal processing plant, one mechanic insisted the GO Pro alignment results were not repeatable in the field. The mechanic had the opportunity to use their GO Pro once before the training class and was convinced it would not repeat For the […]

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Working as a team? Communication is key!

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By on September 9, 2013

During a recent Fixturlaser GO Pro Training class, at a mid-west university, we performed a shaft alignment on a large Flowserve HVAC pump with a 500 HP electric motor.  This motor was large enough that multiple people could work on both sides without really seeing each other.  Well, that proved to be an issue with […]

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After Shaft Alignment, Back Off on Jacking Bolts to Reduce Vibration

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By on September 2, 2012

Jacking bolts provide an easy and accurate way to horizontally position a motor during a shaft alignment. However, it they are left tight against the feet, some unexpected problems may occur. During a recent training class at an Ohio steel mill, we went out to check the alignment on a blower fan that had been […]

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Shaft Alignment Training with Dial Indicators

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By on July 30, 2012

This past week I had the pleasure of teaching a couple hybrid shaft alignment training classes–part of each class was using the rim and face dial indicator method and the other part was using a laser alignment tool. I love these classes because I learn a lot so what nuggets of wisdom was I able […]

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How the VibrAlign Support Team Gets Technical

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By on June 20, 2012

The guy in the photo is Peter Eccleston. Peter is the Senior Technical Support Specialist for VibrAlign. Peter and the other technicians in the Repair Group perform calibrations and repair services on all of VibrAlign’s shaft alignment tools. They work hard to make sure your Fixturlaser shaft alignment tool is performing in tip top shape. […]

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Plan Your Work, Then Work Your Plan

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By on March 2, 2012

In my last two classes, we (well, they) aligned a couple pumps that were a little finicky. OK, they were pains. But they were alignable. The process and troubleshooting steps we practiced in class were applied to real-world, flimsy-based, soft foot-ridden, base/bolt-bounded equipment. Completing the pre-alignment steps, using the Verti-Zontal compound move, knowing what to troubleshoot […]

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Join Us in Richmond

By on December 14, 2011

Our next monthly shaft alignment class will be held in Richmond on Jan. 24-25.

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