Throughout our 2015 Realigning America Tour, our distributor, VibrAlign spoke with maintenance industry professionals in 18 cities, there was one common problem that we were asked about at every single stop: soft foot. One of the arch nemeses of precision alignment, soft foot can occur before or after the alignment process; right when you think you’ve brought your machine within tolerance, you tighten the bolts and your numbers change. How can this happen?! Soft foot strikes again.
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Blog posts • Feb 07, 2018 13:25 GMT
There are many things that can affect the precision shaft alignment process, which needs to be checked and eliminated during the Pre-Alignment Steps, such as pipe strain, disintegrating bases, bearing or coupling wear, One of the main issues concerning shaft alignment of rotating equipment is the challenge of soft foot and its detrimental effect on the alignment process.