Month: May 2021

May 19th, 2021

When performing shaft alignment, the best way to accomplish the horizontal (side-to-side) corrections is using jack bolts. You do not want to hit your machines with a hammer in order to move them. Always remember to back off the jack bolts on the opposite side. Remember that once you are done with your side-to-side correction, we recommend that you always back off all jack bolts after the alignment is completed and the anchor bolts are tight. WHERE TO PUT THE JACK BOLTS ON YOUR MACHINE? Place the jack bolts in such a way that they do not interfere with the shimming and allow you to pivot the machine you are moving. See figures 1 and 2 below.

May 10th, 2021

With Easy-Laser XT440 you can perform all necessary steps of shaft alignment on horizontal and vertically/flange mounted machines. The user-friendly software, available in 10 languages, guides you step by step through the measurement process. ​Use the system together with the rugged Easy-Laser XT11 display unit or install the free XT Alignment app on your iOS or Android device*. Whatever you choose, the intuitive user interface is the same across all platforms.The measuring units and XT11 display unit are shockproof and rated both IP66 and IP67 water and dust proof. Along with long operating times, this guarantees you will be able to take on and finish even the toughest jobs. Unique documentation possibilities From the app, you can easily create and share a PDF report containing all measurement data and images. If you use the…

May 7th, 2021

Belt driven machines are the Rodney Dangerfield of the maintenance industry – “they don’t get no respect!” For example, look at the image below. Belt driven machines do need a little bit more TLC than they currently get. I want to show you two innovations that will greatly improve your maintenance efforts on these highly efficient drives. I also want to show you why the general way in which we work with belt drives is a good example of what keeps reliability unachievable for many. First let me say that there are some individuals/organizations who really understand the value of doing this work right. I am reminded of a gentleman called Gary Burger who wrote a very good article on improving the efficiency of belt drives.  He says that he…