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Bearings the Heartbeat of your Rotating Equipment!

Bearings are considered principal elements of all rotating equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, compressors and many more. Proper installation and maintenance are required to uphold healthy and optimal machinery operation modes. It’s important to understand the role of a bearing;  A bearing is a component used to support accurately a mechanical body, permitting it …

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The FixturLaser Run Out Probe: an Important addition to precision alignment

The run out Probe was introduce on the market by Fixturlaser 3 years ago.A multitude of verification can be performed with the ROP. It is also easy to save and manage data. When it comes to precision alignment, many factors needs to be verified in order to keep your equipment performing at their optimal level. In …

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Great Alignment Practices

Great pre-alignment practices It is often exciting to jump right into the alignment process, however, there are several good pre-alignment practices to perform in order to avoid possible causes of machine failure. Mechanical faults can reduce the lifespan of your equipment even if the axes of rotation of the shafts are perfectly aligned. In order …

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Tightening Your Equipment

When installing your equipment make sure that everything is tight down properly; V brackets, rods, etc. If you start your alignment and that one small part of your set-up if loose, you will have a hard time doing your alignment because you will never be able to have repeatable measurements!

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Tighten Bolts

Making sure that all your bolts are properly tightened before taking your first set of readings will help avoid having to do numerous vertical corrections. When bolts are not equally tighten for the first and second corrections, the difference may be enough to put you out of your required tolerances, especially on hire RPM applications.