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MACHINERY VIBRATION PROBLEMS-CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS, PART 1

Machines vibrate for lots of different reasons-some good, others not so good. Over the next few months, we are going…

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Common Precision Shaft Alignment Questions Asked In Our Training Classes

While training mechanics all around the US, I have noticed that many of the questions asked in class are the…

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Proper Installation is Essential to Equipment Reliability

Performing precision shaft alignment correctly the first time is crucial to the longevity of your equipment and your long term…

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Useful Field Apps for Today’s Maintenance Personnel

The world of machinery maintenance continues to grow with reliability and technology at the forefront of the majority of today’s…

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Dowelling Machinery

A dowel pin, in its simplest form, is a hardened steel shaft, usually very short, and can be straight or…

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VibrAlign Hosts 3rd Annual Realigning America Tour

VibrAlign will take to the road for its 2015 Realigning America Tour, visiting 18 cities in 16 states. While the…

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Fixturlaser EVO Shaft Alignment Tool Named Gold Product of the Year 2014

The Fixturlaser EVO, introduced in April of 2014 by VibrAlign, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Fixturlaser products in the U.S.,…

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The Benefit of a “Hot” Alignment Check

There have been numerous posts on TheAlignmentBlog.com dealing with Thermal Growth and Dynamic Movement of rotating machinery. http://thealignmentblog.com/blog/category/alignment-troubleshooting/dynamic-movement/. Thermal Growth…

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Bolt Bound Prevention?

On numerous occasions I have witnessed brand new pump skids where the electric motor was already bolt bound. Bolt bound…

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Fixturlaser EVO Named 2014 Product of the Year by Plant Engineering

For the second year in a row, VibrAlign, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Fixturlaser products in the U.S., is proud…

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OL2R – The True Measure of a Machine’s Movement

OL2R is the acronym for OffLine 2 Running. OL2R is an optional program and special precision bracket set that is…

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Fixturlaser EVO and Dial Indicator Kit Named Finalists for Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year 2014

VibrAlign, Inc., U.S. distributor of Fixturlaser shaft alignment products, is proud to announce that Plant Engineering has nominated both the…

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Fixturlaser EVO and Dial Indicator Kit Finalists for Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year Award

VibrAlign, Inc., U.S. distributor of Fixturlaser shaft alignment products, is proud to announce that Plant Engineering has nominated both the…

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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…

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Using a Laser Shaft Alignment System to Check for Pipe Strain

Pipe strain is a relatively common problem seen in pump installations. It is a cause of premature bearing and seal…

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