Posts tagged with: “energy savings”

“5 Effects of Misalignment”

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By on May 19, 2015

One of the common misconceptions in industry is that precision shaft alignment is not needed when using flexible couplings. Studies have show that nearly 50% of all machine breakdowns is due to misalignment. So what happens to misaligned machines? Check out the recently added video to the VibrAlign You Tube Channel titled “5 Effects of […]

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Precision Shaft Alignment and Energy Consumption

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By on February 25, 2014

It has been a long standing belief amongst maintenance and reliability professionals that electric motor energy consumption must be less when rotating machines are precision aligned vs. when misaligned.  There have been several studies on this subject that have shown varied results, from 1% to as much as 10% less energy consumption for a precision […]

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Return on Alignment–Energy Savings

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By on April 20, 2012

Although the benefits of precision shaft alignment are well known to companies that do have a good shaft alignment program, it remains a fact that many machines are still not precision aligned. This can be attributed to difficulty in figuring out the return on investment. It is difficult because good alignment practices lead to cost […]

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