The Negative Effects Of Machinery Misalignment

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Machinery misalignment frequently leads to significant vibration problems in various rotating machines.

Machinery misalignment frequently leads to significant vibration problems in various rotating machines. The rotor-bearing structure is developed using higher order predetermined fundamentals by allowing for deflection, slope, power, and torque. The two types are angular and parallel misalignment.

Angular misalignment is separated into vertical and horizontal misalignment. Angular misalignment is where the motor shaft lay below an angle with the pump shaft, but both shafts remain on the same plane. Angular vertical misalignment is where both shafts are still in the same vertical plane. Angular horizontal misalignment is where both shafts are still in the same horizontal plane.

…Even very small misalignments can have significant effects on the machine!

Parallel misalignment can also be separated into two misalignment categories, vertical and horizontal. With vertical the misalignment deals with the shafts on the vertical plane and horizontal is the shafts misalignment on the horizontal plane.

Parallel misalignment is where the motor shaft is moved away from the pump shaft, but both shafts are still in the same plane and parallel. With vertical misalignment the motor shaft is moved vertically with both shafts still in the same vertical plane. Conversely with horizontal misalignment the motor shaft is moved horizontally with both shafts still in the same horizontal plane.

Machinery misalignment can be cause by angular or parallel issues. Machinery misalignment may also be caused by the combination of both angular and parallel misalignment. The Solution is having a quality laser alignment maintenance program. The benefits of Laser alignment can be shown on large and small misalignments. Even very small misalignments can have significant effects on the machine!

Every laser alignment should be performed from start to finish using the same fundamental process. Once you employ this process into all laser alignments, the average time spent on laser alignment will go down.

Results of a Quality Laser Alignment Program:

  • Reduction in repairs
  • Reduction in downtime
  • Reduction in loss of production
  • Increased equipment ROI!

For more information on our laser alignment services to prevent machinery misalignment, please contact ACQUIP at +1855 ACQUIP1 or email us at info@acquip.com

By Storm Josefsberg

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