Posts tagged with: training

Do’s and Dont’s of Proper Shim and Tool Storage

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By on December 14, 2017

SHIM STORAGE & USAGE: Shims are an integral part of obtaining precision shaft alignment in an efficient manner. Only new, clean shims should be used. The cost of new shims is minimal when compared to the cost of extra downtime caused by an inefficient precision alignment process. Proper choice, use and storage of shims is […]

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Troubleshooting Tips

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By on January 5, 2016

In his blog post “Repeatability vs. Desired Outcome – parts 1&2”, Stan Riddle, one of my fellow technical trainers for VibrAlign, explains why alignment results may vary from the expected outcome. He explains in some detail a number of causes and how they are affecting your alignment process. Many of these causes could be eliminated […]

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Got Alignment Questions? We Are Here To Help!

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By on December 30, 2015

VibrAlign’s Team of 6 dedicated Technical Trainers conducted over 200 “Shaft Alignment Best Practices” Classes across America in 2015. Our classes were conducted in all types of industry including but not limited to: Food and Beverage Power Generation (fossil fuel, nuclear, & wind) Gas Compression Petro-Chemical Mining Water/Waste Water HVAC (facilities maintenance) Construction/Contracting Various Types […]

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VibrAlign’s Expanded Training Capability Creates Expert Shaft Aligners

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By on December 5, 2014

VibrAlign, Inc., American distributor of Fixturlaser Alignment tools, is proud to announce the expansion of their offerings as a shaft alignment training provider. VibrAlign now employs six full-time, professional trainers. Stan Riddle, David Zdrojewski, Tom Shelton, Brad Case, James Pekarek, and Mac MacCormack will be leading training classes at VibrAlign’s Richmond office, their Houston, TX […]

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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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In Shaft Alignment, Low Can Sometimes Mean High!

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By on January 16, 2013

A customer in the northeast US was concerned that his laser wasn’t working properly.  He called into our office stating “the motor shaft is a ¼ inch low at the coupling, but the laser shows I need to remove a lot of shims from the motor feet – both front and rear”.  His thought was […]

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Join Us in Houston

By on February 8, 2012

Our next monthly shaft alignment class will be held in Houston, TX on MARCH 27-28

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Join Us In Richmond

By on February 8, 2012

Our next monthly shaft alignment class will be held in Richmond on MARCH 27-28

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Join Us in Richmond

By on February 8, 2012

Our next monthly shaft alignment class will be held in Richmond on FEB 28-29

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Meet VibrAlign Trainer, Stan Riddle – VIDEO

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By on December 16, 2011

My name is Stan Riddle, I’m a trainer for VibrAlign, I’ve been involved in aligning machinery for about 31 years. My background was as a machinist, and a tool and die maker. In the early 80’s I decided that I would get into maintenance because they would never computerize it, and I’ve been pulling wrenches […]

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Join Us in Houston

By on December 14, 2011

Our next monthly shaft alignment class for the Houston area will be on Jan. 24-25.

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Should There Be A Shaft Alignment Training Class for the Maintenance and Reliability Professional?

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By on December 30, 2010

In the past, maintenance mechanics learned alignment through apprenticeship programs or by working with other experienced maintenance mechanics. Some were taught in-house through training programs or through local community colleges. Many of these eventually moved up into manager or supervisor positions and brought with them a good understanding of aligning machinery.  In today’s environment, this […]

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