Laser Alignment Course
If you’d like to know what shaft alignment is all about, then this one-to-two-day course is ideal. With a walk through alignment benefits and methods, combined with hands-on exercises, your understanding and appreciation of shaft alignment will skyrocket.
Machines that have been precision aligned run longer, and cost less to run. Misalignment greatly reduces the life of bearings, seals, shafts and couplings. This course will provide an overview of the benefits of alignment, soft foot correction, dial-indicator and laser alignment methods, and how to move the machine.
Type of Course
This is a private course for organisations with 5 or more students.
Public courses may be offered later in 2021 – send us an email if this is of interest.
Onsite course – UK & Ireland. Worldwide by agreement.
Virtual course – Microsoft Teams/Go-to-Meeting. Worldwide.
Onsite course – 1-2 days
Virtual course – 1 day
No. of Students
Both variations require a minimum of 5 students.
To receive a quotation, use the ‘Onsite Private Course’ button above.
Content and Materials
All items in the Topics section below are covered during the 1-day engagement.
The second onsite day is used for practical onsite applications and for greater topic depth.
Each student is sent the Course Slide deck in printed form.
Laser Alignment Course Description
Who should attend?
The laser alignment course is ideal if your work involves machine alignment and already have some experience. On the other hand, if you want to know more about shaft alignment, its benefits, and the dial indicator and laser alignment procedures, then this course will give you a very good introduction.
What is unique about this course?
Mobius helps us makes it unique. We use 3D animations and software simulators that completely demystify and demonstrate the alignment process – you need to see them to believe them! You will completely understand the readings and the three-dimensional alignment process. If you have previously performed shaft alignment, you will find that all of those steps and instructions will suddenly make a whole lot of sense – you will find yourself saying ‘Ah, now I understand” (and “I wish I took this course years ago”).
Introduction to Shaft Alignment
- Why is misalignment so important?
- Bearing damage
- Seal damage
- Coupling damage
- Energy consumption
- Product quality
- Downtime and production capacity
- Detecting misalignment
What is misalignment?
- What is misalignment?
- A closer look at misalignment
- Shaft fatigue
- Even bent shafts have rotational centerlines
- Offset and angular misalignment
- Alignment conventions
- Specifying misalignment
- Using feet corrections to specify misalignment
- Using Total Indicator Readings to specify the misalignment
- Using offset and angularity to specify alignment targets
- Angularity targets
- Visualizing tolerance
- Tolerances and speed
- Spacer couplings (jack shafts) conventions and tolerances
- Published tolerances
- Dynamic movement
Pre-Alignment checks and soft foot
- Pre-alignment tasks Determining the alignment state
Determining the alignment state
- Using a straightedge or feeler gauge
- Using dial indicators
- The Rim and Face method
- The Reverse Dial method
- Reverse dial method
- Dial indicator limitations
Laser alignment systems
- Laser alignment systems
- Moving the machine
- Moving the machine vertically – shimming
- Moving the machine laterally
In addition to viewing the 3D animations and using the alignment simulator software, time will be spent hands-on performing shaft alignment jobs.
Can this course be take from a distance?
We cover all the topics listed on both the onsite and virtual course. This course does lend itself best to an onsite engagement.
Do I need my own technical equipment?
No, although many students do have access to equipment onsite. If that is not the case, we will anyway demonstrate using our own equipment.
How much does the course cost?
Pricing depends on a number of factors. Please complete the ‘Custom Quotation’ form above.
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