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Laser Alignment Services

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Machine Shaft Alignment:

When misaligned, the loading of shafts dramatically increases due to the reaction forces created within the coupling. This effect can lead to:

  • Premature bearing, seal, shaft or coupling failures
  • High bearing temperatures
  • Excessive vibration
  • Looseness of foundation bolts
  • The breaking (or cracking) of shafts at, or close to the inboard bearing
  • High power consumption

Benefits of shaft alignment:

  • Improved plant operating life and reliability
  • Reduced spare parts inventory
  • Reduced overall maintenance costs
  • Reduced cost of power consumption and plant operation

In brief, your costs will decline and you will realize significant business value.

  

 

Displacement Monitoring:

Dynamic machine movement created by thermal growth, foundation settling, piping forces and overloading are the most common causes of machine displacement - which can in turn lead to decreased efficiency due to increased loading or even to machine breakdown.

We make it possible to monitor and document both the relative and absolute machine movements from initial start-up to full operating conditions to determine machine issues.

Typical Applications:

  • Steam & Gas Turbines
  • Compressors
  • Gearboxes
  • Pump Sets
Graphical reporting produces clear alignment data/results and lists the complete details of the alignment condition, even over extended periods of time. 

 

 Geometric Alignment:

Surface Profile Measurement

The measurement of complex surface profiles can be carried out using our professional alignment systems. Take full advantage of our advanced technology to determine the profile of any of the following surfaces:

  • Foundations
  • Bedplates
  • Surface tables
  • Crane slewing rings
  • Circular and rectangular flanges
  • Turbine, compressor and pump half casings

The measurement service supplied is complimented by detailed report documentation on the as found and as left condition.

Laser Alignment of Bearing Shells & Bores

We can confirm the exact position of the alignment of crankshaft and camshaft bores, cylinder bores, pump bores, gearbox bores and stern tubes. Our measurement systems addresses the following issues:

  • Are the bores in-line ?
  • Are the bores aligned to a shaft rotation axis ?
  • What is the offset and slope of the bore ?
  • What is the position of the bores relative to
  • True bore centre measurement
  • Saves time
  • On-line move function for correction of individual points or alignment of housing to bore machines