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How to Read an Alignment Report Part 2 – Thermal Growth Targets

The goal of a precision alignment is to align the machine within tolerance when at operating condition. Many, but not…

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Low Cost Thermal Diagnoses Misalignment Machinery Health

With the availability and decreasing prices of technology to help diagnose rotating machinery health, machine failure should be a diminishing…

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Using the AlignHot App (Hot Check) to Determine Thermal Growth Targets

A previous blog of mine discussed the benefit of taking a set of hot alignment readings to verify if the…

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Understanding Alignment Target Data from the VibrAlign ThermAlign App

Dynamic Movement, often thought of as thermal growth, is a hot topic among alignment professionals (I’ll be here all week!)….

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VibrAlign has Created a Free App, named “Therm Align”, to Calculate Thermal Targets for Shaft Alignment

VibrAlign announces a free new online “Therm Align” App for iPhone and iPad which helps those performing machinery shaft alignments to calculate the value of compensations for the thermal growth (also known as dynamic movement) of rotating equipment.

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Shaft Alignment Thermal Growth Targets–When You Don’t Know

In shaft alignment, machines that run hot often have thermal growth targets. Thermal targeting simply means that the shafts may…

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Measuring Thermal Growth Targets using the XA Pro w/OL2R

Previous blogs have defined thermal growth of rotating equipment and discussed several different methods to calculate the cold (ambient) alignment…

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Should Thermal Growth Affect Angular Misalignment?

In my post “How Does Calculating Your Own Alignment Targets Work?”, I discussed using a hot check to determine proper…

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Checking Your Thermal Targets

Any equipment that goes through large temperature differences between startup and normal operation should have accurate thermal targets calculated to…

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Thermal Growth-What’s So Hot About It?

Engineering and technical people often use technical phrases that sound complicated. Thermal growth is one of those terms. It sounds…

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Thermal Growth Compensation – Growth Versus Targets

The object of precision shaft alignment is to position machines so that the rotational centers meet a specified tolerance at…

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Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

  Often times customers ask the question how can we keep it going? “How can I continue to train my…

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Compressors, Drivers and Alignment Considerations

The two main types of compressors are dynamic and positive displacement. The positive displacement compressor is probably the one you’re…

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Bearing Installation and Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Bearings are essential to all rotating machinery. They are small but mighty–if bearings aren’t healthy, a machine will not function…

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Common Cutting Tools Used in Machine Shops

Do you work in the machine tool industry? What kind of tools do you use on a daily basis? There…

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