Posts tagged with: Go Pro

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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The Shaft Alignment Nightmare

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By on April 10, 2013

Sometimes precision laser shaft alignment is a quick, neat, orderly maintenance task.  And sometimes, it is not!  Occasionally, everything that can be wrong IS wrong. While teaching a Fixturlaser Go Pro training class in Illinois, the class went into the plant for some “hands on” shaft alignment work.  The machine chosen was a 25 HP […]

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Soft Foot Caused by a C-face Motor

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By on February 12, 2013

Our service group received a call from a water treatment plant in the western US for assistance to align a gearbox with C-face motor to a rotary lobe pump. After numerous failed attempts and multiple hours of frustration they had determined the gearbox to be Bolt Bound.   We were asked to bring turned down bolts and […]

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Shaft Alignment of a Vertically-Oriented Motor with Feet

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By on July 22, 2012

Vertically-mounted motors that are coupled may need alignment, whether they are C-faced or not. In cases where the motors are not C-faced, the shaft alignment is treated as a horizontally-mounted motor, with a couple exceptions. Here’s a quick walk-through on a Fixturlaser GO Pro. Inclinometers cannot be used, since they cannot detect changes in the […]

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Quality Measurement Practices

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By on March 23, 2012

How does someone get really good at something? Practice! Whether in sports or your profession, people who are really good at something practice good habits over and over. Shaft alignment is no different. Learning quality measurement practices and repeating them with each shaft alignment job will increase your effectiveness with your laser alignment tool. Mechanical […]

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How Does Calculating Your Own Alignment Targets Work?

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By on January 13, 2012

A recent training class offered us an opportunity to check both the hot and cold alignment conditions on a blower. It was a great time to calculate our own thermal offset values from field data and compare them to the OEM recommendation. So how do we go about doing this? Why would we even want […]

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More on the Fixturlaser Go Pro

By on February 9, 2011

Last week we officially announced the launch of the new Fixturlaser Go Pro.  So far we have recieved some good feedback, thanks to IMPO for this piece. In this announcement we talked about a new process in the alignment industry called the Verti-Zontal compund move.  What makes this move so special?  Well it is a […]

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Meet the Powerful Fixturlaser Go Pro

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By on February 3, 2011

Well the cat is out of the bag…… we have a new product! Meet the new Go Pro Attached here is the official press release from VibrAlign.  Go Pro is a wireless and color screen shaft alignment laser that also features the new Verti-Zontal compound move.  Check back here in the next few days for […]

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