Archive for the ‘Compressors’ Category

REAligning America

Setting up OL2R (Offline To Running) and Offset (Cardan) Brackets

OL2R Measurements (Offline To Running) are used to collect very accurate (and actual) Thermal Growth Values and Targets for critical rotating machinery. Offset Measurements (Cardan Shaft) are critical for offset drives to ensure there is no angular misalignment causing lead/lag […] Read More

Uncoupled alignment

Aligning Uncoupled Machines

Normally, it is faster and more accurate to perform shaft alignment while the machines are coupled together.  This offers several benefits such as:  Keeping the relative angular positions of the shafts the same allows the technician to align the true […] Read More

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Aligning Machines Mounted on Chocks

“Our large machines use adjustable chocks, instead of shims for correcting the vertical alignment; can we use the VibrAlign Verti-Zontal compound move with our Fixturlaser XA when correcting the misalignment?” Absolutely! Adjustable chocks are typically found on large machines such […] Read More

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Train-ing

A machine train alignment, one in which there are more than two machine components, and more than one coupling, may seem difficult to most aligners. But with some basic understanding, and the ability to “see the forest as well as […] Read More

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Can You Spot the Problem?

A few months ago, while teaching a shaft alignment training class, a customer asked if we could take a look at a machine that the maintenance group was having trouble assembling. After a quick inspection, the photo on the right […] Read More