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What are common types of Misalignment?
Common misalignments are usual and can happen to machines in a variety of ways.
Left alone misalignment can reduce the longevity of bearings, shafts, seals, and even couplings.
Misalignment is the root cause of most machine breakdowns: bearing failures, and damaged seals, shafts, and couplings.
It is widely believed that 50% of machine failures are due to misalignment .
Treating the misalignment early on, whether by a soft-foot correction, dial indicator alterations or a full-fledged laser alignment, will help to prevent total machine failure.
The basic rule of thumb is, machines that are precision aligned will function for a longer period and costs less to run.
Read more May 27, 2021 / / by Training Team
Training Team 2021-05-27 12:24:12 2022-10-22 10:28:10 Types of Common Misalignment: How to Recognise & Fix Them
What is machine vibration?
Wear and tear, Unbalance, looseness and misalignment are the most commonly found vibration issues in machines.
Precision balancing and alignment practices will help minimise forces acting on a machine’s bearings and shaft seals, thereby resulting in improved reliability of these key component parts
Timely detection of vibration can help avoid downtime and enhance the lifespan of machines.
Read more February 12, 2021 / / by Training Team
Training Team 2021-02-12 13:00:00 2023-05-02 20:17:06 7 Useful Tips For Treating Machine Vibration Problems
How can thermal imaging help diagnose faults?
An infrared camera is one of the most primitive yet trusted methods for identifying an electrical connection or component problem.
Misalignment, steam/water leaks, bent shafts, and moisture are some of the issues that can be detected using thermographic analysis.
You can learn more about thermographic analysis by enrolling on a CAT I Vibration Analysis course.
Read more January 19, 2021 / / by Craig Smith
Craig Smith 2021-01-19 09:51:12 2022-10-25 10:51:54 Infrared Thermal Imaging is Revolutionary Technology
What is vibration analysis in maintenance?
Vibration Analysis calculations allow you to detect early signs of machine failure/deterioration.
A trained vibration analyst can easily understand the basics of vibration analysis as well as the failure modes of the equipment.
Predictive maintenance helps in preplanning all maintenance tasks as well as any unavoidable downtime.
Vibration data acquired from reactive maintenance can help replace or repair the parts which are exhibiting signs of wear and tear.
Read more January 5, 2021 / / by Training Team
Training Team 2021-01-05 11:45:30 2022-10-31 10:44:57 5 Reasons Why Vibration Analysis In Maintenance Is Important
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