1. When doing an alignment, what is the maximum number of shims that should be under one foot?
R: Shims under one foot, should not be more than 3 or 4.
2. Before starting your alignment of movable machine, what are some of the important, pre-alignment checks?
R: Pre-Alignment is one of the most important tasks, before actually starting to move your equipment in the alignment process. Important checks are the following;
– Coupling Run-out
– Bent Shaft
– Bearing Looseness
– Soft Foot
– Clean under feet from old, rusted or dirty shims, replacing by 3-4 shims
– Coupling condition, excessive wear or backlash