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An Overview of Rotary Pumps

Rotary pumps are vital pieces of equipment for many industrial plants, especially those working with high viscosity fluids such as…

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“Mic” Your Shims Before Alignment!

Have you ever added the number of shims your laser alignment tool or dial indicator tells you to during an…

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What is Machine Misalignment Costing You?

We often hear from clients that machine misalignment is a costly and inconvenient problem. But, just how costly is it?…

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How Vibration is Measured (Cont.): Vibration Level Charts, ISO Values, and More

In Part 1 of How Vibration is Measured, we discussed how equipment vibration is measured.  An accelerometer mounted to a…

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How Vibration is Measured: A Look at Sine Waves, FFT, and More

Machinery vibration continues is an indispensable tool for knowing the condition of machine components.  While analyzing vibration can sometimes be…

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Watch Your Grease!

In Acoem USA’s Reliable Precision Maintenance (RPM) class, we discuss several key points maintenance personnel need to know about lubrication….

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Uncoupled Alignment

Although most machines are aligned with the coupling installed there are occasions where it is better to align a machine…

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Using the Acoem Bearing Defender as a Lubrication Tool

Co-author, Stan Riddle. Lubricating bearings on a regular PM schedule has some inherent problems-mainly, how do you know if a…

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Belt Drive Basics

All over the world belts provide power transmission in transportation, industrial and commercial machines. Belt drives for power transmission are…

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Coupling Tolerances vs. Shaft Alignment Tolerances, revisited

We have several blogs discussing the differences between coupling alignment tolerances and precision shaft alignment tolerances (see links below). As…

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An Old Maintenance Mechanic’s Look at the Next Generation

This grainy photo was from my last day at a Weyerhaeuser mill in 1987.  I was a 26 year old…

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Acoem expands its footprint in North America

Acoem widens its Industry 4.0 reliability services capabilities in North America with the integration of Reliability Point Acoem’s vision of…

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Why Don’t I Input a Coupling Diameter?

We often get asked why we don’t input a coupling diameter when performing a precision shaft alignment with the ACOEM…

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Understanding Guns-At-Work Laws

Have you ever brought your child to work? Or perhaps your pet? What about your gun? While children and pets…

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6 Ways to Improve Campus Safety

Move-in day is a day long awaited by parents of college-bound students. While the thought of it can cause mixed…

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