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December 13, 2010

Seven Little Statements About Shaft Alignment

By Patrick Lawrence

These observations were compiled in an article a few years back. Do they still ring true?

  1. Most of the attention to precision alignment has centered on large, process-critical machines.
  2. Most maintenance departments have been downsized and spend much of their human capital addressing unscheduled maintenance.
  3. Most of the unscheduled maintenance activity is on small equipment such as ANSI pumps and mixers.
  4. Most plants have very few people capable of achieving precision alignment.
  5. There are even fewer people who really understand shaft alignment.
  6. Most tradesmen are smart and can learn alignment in one or two days.
  7. Shaft alignment of direct coupled machines can be done quickly without sacrificing precision.

Well, what do you think? What are you seeing out there in your world? Could a little training go a long way?

1 Comment

  1. david on December 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    wise words grasshopper…seem vaguely familiar