Blog posts • Oct 16, 2018 08:11 GMT
Fixturlaser have done what we will to form the exactness shaft alignment method faster and easier for the user of our tools. To help maintenance personnel throughout alignment a tolerance table “pops up” on the unit screen (of our tools) once getting into dimensions for the machines being aligned. The tolerances square measure supported industry standards.
Blog posts • Oct 08, 2018 14:18 GMT
The Runout Probe provides a digital linear displacement measurement, much like a dial indicator, but with the added benefit of electronic documentation through the Bluetooth connection with the NXA Display Unit.
Blog posts • Sep 26, 2018 06:06 GMT
Hold down bolts are designed to keep the machine in position after a precision alignment is performed. Jacking bolts are designed to help position a machine during the alignment. Jacking bolts are not designed nor should be used to maintain the position of a machine, that is the job of the hold down bolts. Let’s look at the design intent of each type.
Blog posts • Sep 19, 2018 08:58 GMT
So what is bar/rod sag? Simply put, it is how much the dial indicator mounting bar deflects when the rim dial indicator is install. How much the bar/rod deflects depends upon the type of bar (solid or tube), the length of the bar and weight of the dial indicator.
Blog posts • Sep 10, 2018 11:13 GMT
Unbalance and runout are two terms that we hear frequently in the predictive maintenance community. Both unbalance and runout can be serious issues and need to be addressed to prevent inefficient functioning and damage to machines.
Blog posts • Aug 31, 2018 06:37 GMT
OmniView is a unique function available only in the Fixturlaser NXA Pro and Fixturlaser NXA Ultimate. OmniView incorporates gyroscopes that aid in the alignment process for both horizontally and vertically mounted machines.
Blog posts • Aug 30, 2018 08:56 GMT
Blog posts • Aug 22, 2018 06:24 GMT
As the resurgence of manufacturing and processing in continues, the requirements on all of us to do more with less will only grow more important in order to reach the needed profitability goals. Combine this downward pressure with the diversity of today’s plants and their mechanical components, and the overwhelming gap of skilled workers entering our industries is a recipe for disaster.
Blog posts • Jun 25, 2018 09:40 GMT
Blog posts • Jun 25, 2018 06:51 GMT
Even though laser shaft alignment systems have been in use for over 3 decades some industries have alignment tolerances and cold alignment targets in dial indicator terms or language. Take for instance the gas compression and processing industry.
Blog posts • Jun 11, 2018 11:09 GMT
Fixturlaser ECO is an entry-level system for shaft alignment. Wireless sensor units, 4” colour display, rechargeable batteries and an IP65 design that withstands harsh environments. Fixturlaser ECO is a high-quality system that is very easy to use.
Blog posts • May 25, 2018 08:53 GMT
Now Fixturlaser NXA generates PDF reports that are clearly simple and excellent to share. Here's how to do it!
Blog posts • May 22, 2018 11:05 GMT
Blog posts • May 08, 2018 08:29 GMT
The spacer shaft function is used when the alignment is performed on machinery using a membrane coupling. The membrane coupling is a typical high-performance coupling, with no backlash, used for maintenance free operation. It is also suitable for high speeds or high temperature applications.
Blog posts • May 02, 2018 10:48 GMT
Before we had the Fixturlaser SMC machine we would basically send an engineer out to site to go and investigate the pump problem, he would then return to office and write a recommendation report to the client. It use to take about two days.
Blog posts • Apr 16, 2018 11:09 GMT
At first thought it may sound like a good idea as the specialized fasteners in the channel make it easy to tighten the motor hold down bolts, however in reality it’s a cause for precision shaft alignment issues. Here’s why.
Blog posts • Mar 28, 2018 13:20 GMT
Laser alignment systems are a tool and as such show the user what is occurring “mechanically” during the alignment process, including if components are moving during said shaft alignment process. “If it moves, the laser will see it”.