accurate are dial indicator readings?
the past, shaft alignment with dial indicators and straightedges was ‘standard
procedure’ – mainly for lack of a better alternative! With so many sources of potential error
and loss of accuracy, the success of these mechanical methods often ended up
being a combination of long experience, guesswork and plain old-fashioned
lucks-so that only a few fitters ever really achieved the ‘knack’ of shaft
alignment. Today’s maintenance
personnel must be a true jack-of-all-trades to service ever-larger machine
parks, yet the higher speeds and tighter design specifications of modern
machines demand reliable, highly accurate shaft alignment. Laser Alignment rises to the challenge by
letting anyone perform precision alignment while saving significant time and
effort over conventional methods.
precision shaft alignment?
small machines can generate big losses when shaft misalignment places reaction
forces on shafts, even if the ‘flexible’ coupling suffers no immediate
damage. The result: premature failure of critical seals and
bearings. Laser Alignment pays for
itself in short order by preventing the consequences of poor
alignment with less effort for longer machine
shaft alignment offers 10 to 100 times the accuracy of conventional
methods. More importantly, this
unmatched precision pays off big in terms of extended machine life and reduced
alignment effort. Let Laser Alignment
save you the hassle of calculating alignment corrections and tolerances – and
double the MTBF of motor/pump sets!