June 5, 2013
Sof Shoe® Shims
By Steve Matthews
Soft foot is undoubtedly the number one challenge faced on an everyday basis in precision shaft alignment. The concept is simple enough; make sure the machine feet rest flat on the base. Unfortunately, it is not always so simple to solve.
Before sitting down to write this, I noted there are 17 articles posted on thealignmentblog.com that in some way relate to soft foot. http://thealignmentblog.com/blog/category/alignment-troubleshooting/soft-foot/
In a recent poll asking clients “what is the one alignment challenge or issue you would most like to learn more about”; about 20% of respondents answered “soft foot”. Specifically, angled soft foot solutions are commonly the most challenging.
We would like to invite you to view this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ6v-cq906w to see how Sof Shoe® Shims from our partners at Precision Brand Shims offers a solution to an issue so prevalent in industrial machinery.
I would also like to invite our readers to share success stories using this, or other effective solutions to angled soft foot with us here in thealignmentblog.com. Just use the Contact form to let us know you’re interested in posting your story.