Posts tagged with: Pump Bases

Soft Foot! Or Are You Just Pulling My Leg?

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By on February 12, 2018

It’s no joke that many machines operate with high levels of vibration due to soft foot.  These same machines often have a decreased life span due to this condition. Soft foot is a condition that should be eliminated during the precision shaft alignment process, if you’re performing proper alignments at all.  This condition can manifest […]

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BASE, PART 2

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By on November 4, 2015

One of the biggest problems facing maintenance personnel in the shaft alignment business is the quality of the equipment base. Poor mounting base or platform construction will almost always result in machine movement. If the moveable machine (or the stationary) is not mounted to a solid platform capable of withstanding the weight of the equipment […]

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It’s All About The Base, Part 1

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By on October 28, 2015

From the editor – The VibrAlign Trainers see many different machinery base designs and installations during the OJT portion of our training classes across America. Some bases are quite substantial while others are flimsy and actually downright horrible  Poor bases have a negative impact on rotating machinery reliability and can certainly be a cause of […]

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