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Articles & Case Studies

Standard Approach – New Guidelines on Shaft Alignment and Machinery Installation

You can also find this article in MRO Magazine’s April Digital Edition here.

The new standards in shaft alignment and machinery installation are a must-have for anyone involved in rotating machinery.

Without a doubt the most important aspect for rotating machinery is the installation or re-installation of the machine. There are other factors, such as operational procedure and design faults – even incorrect lubrication – however, the main factor is the installation.

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Articles & Case Studies

Machine Life Expectancy – What should the maintenance organization focus on?

You can also find this article it in MRO Magazine’s December Digital Edition here.

Recently I have been seeing the P to F interval curve popping up a lot on my LinkedIn feed and in articles that I have read. It was a concept that I was first introduced to when I was implementing Reliability Centred Maintenance into the Engineering and Maintenance department at the plant where I worked at the time. It was a great idea, that if done correctly is maintenance benefit. Why, because its cost savings and cost avoidance. Let me explain this.

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Shaft Alignment

The Easy-Laser® XT660 Shaft Alignment System – Awaited and Appreciated

The following was written by our partner Easy-Laser® AB and can also be viewed on their Blog here. Enjoy!

It might well be this year’s most awaited product in the alignment industry. Since its release in October, the Easy-Laser XT660 has received a great deal of praise all over the world, as it unlocks new possibilities allowing advanced shaft alignment on the groundbreaking XT platform.

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Benchmark PDM News

“Good Vibrations” – MRO Magazine article from KSB Pumps

MRO Magazine recently published a good article by Mehran Masoudi from KSB Pumps on vibration in pumps and pumping systems. As we know, vibration can cause serious problems or issues for maintenance departments. This article provides some tips on things like potential sources of vibration, pump vibrations on critical speeds, piping system vibrations and diagnosing them and advice for controlling certain vibrations. Use these tips from one of the most knowledgeable engineering pump solution’s provider in the industry to stem downtime at your plant!

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Articles & Case Studies

Maintaining Growth in the Wind Power Industry

You cannot say it’s a new industry because its been around for quite some time however, you can call it a growth industry because yes, it’s still growing. In fact, I can see it getting bigger. My reason for this is that I can see some remote communities taking advantage of this technology, technology that is improving with better power storage for example. I can also see some large manufacturing plants generating their own power to save on the costs because as we know, power is expensive to buy. I cannot say that we are there yet but as costs come down it looks like a viable alternative to what we do now in many cases.

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Shaft Alignment

Easy-Laser release brand new XT660 Shaft Alignment and XT190 BTA Belt Alignment Systems

The Easy-Laser® XT660 is here!

We are happy to announce the next system in Generation XT, the Easy-Laser® XT660, which builds on Easy-Laser’s groundbreaking cross-platform technology. You can use your own iOS/Android phone or tablet as a display unit, or purchase the watertight, rugged XT11. Or why not do both? The app is free to download, both now and in the future. The choice is yours!

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Podcasts

Listen to latest Rooted in Reliability podcast on “Condition Monitoring”

The Rooted in Reliability podcast is a weekly Maintenance and Reliability podcast covering common industry challenges and what you can learn from them. Each episode dives deeper into critical issues and explains who you can begin correcting theses maintenance flaws today. Sharing new tips and techniques to help you achieve industry best practice and shining a light on widely debated maintenance topics with special guest experts.

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Belt Alignment

Belt, Chain & Pulley Alignment

A common misunderstanding is that belt drives are not affected dramatically by misalignment. This assumption has cost the industry a huge amount in unnecessary replacement of sheaves/pulleys, sprockets, belts and chains etc. Also several investigations have shown savings up to 10 % in energy costs alone!

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