Posts Tagged ‘Fixturlaser NXA Pro’
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 cost savings. New installations suffer greatly from infant mortality rates if the proper installation procedures are not followed. Most common causes are lack of follow up on the essentials, such as proper foundation work, elevations,…Read More
Performing Alignment Checks as Part of Your Preventive Maintenance.
A systematic preventive maintenance plan is crucial to the operation and reliability of rotating equipment in factories and power plants. In addition any building or company that has HVAC equipment, water and sewer systems or hydraulic systems requires people with good mechanical skills to keep the rotating machinery running. Most preventive maintenance programs include pump…Read More
Precision Alignment of Machines Installed on an Incline
Occasionally industrial machinery is not level relative to earth, but is designed to operate on an angle. Those angles can be: • Driver High • Driver Low • Angled to the left or right (as viewed from one end) Regardless of the orientation, these machines can be effectively and easily aligned with any Fixturlaser Shaft…Read More
BASE BOUND, Is There a Way Out?
As any of the Vibralign trainers can attest, more often than not, when going out into the field on day two of a training class our clients want to perform a shaft alignment on their biggest challenge. When conducting training at a Waste Water Treatment facility, the decision was made to perform a precision shaft…Read More
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 continues to be a subject that is discussed and taught in our training classes, though on a daily basis is not always correctly compensated for in industry. Many maintenance personnel performing precision shaft alignments use…Read More
How to Perform a Precision Alignment When Nearby Machines Are Vibrating.
Equipment rooms can sometimes have numerous machines running all at once-side by side. Often, technicians are required to perform a precision alignment next to a machine which is running. The technicians are right to be concerned about vibration from nearby machines, but the concern can be greatly reduced if certain procedures are followed. The first…Read More
Fixturlaser NXA Pro Laser Shaft Alignment System Wins 2013 Product of the Year Award
The Fixturlaser NXA and VibrAlign have been named the Bronze 2013 Product of the Year in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. The NXA won out over other nominees based on voting by readers of Plant Engineering magazine. Fixturlaser and VibrAlign have previously won Product of the Year Gold awards in 1992 (CombiLaser) and in…Read More
How to Read an Alignment Report
Most maintenance personnel understand that documenting a precision shaft alignment is a good idea, but don’t always understand how to interpret the data. Here is a quick primer on how to read a typical alignment report. This shaft alignment report happens to be from a Fixturlaser NXA Professional but all alignment reports should contain similar…Read More