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Brain Twister No.4 Answers

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     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

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