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5-STEP

SHAFT ALIGNMENT PROCEDURE

1

2

3

4

5

Pre-Alignment
Checks

Rough Alignment
and Rough
Soft Foot

Initial Laser
Alignment Check

Final Soft Foot
Check with
Laser System

Final Alignment
to Tolerance
and Documentation

Safety:
Lock-out and tag-out
of the machines, etc.

With all bolts loose align
machine to where it looks
aligned by eye.

Set up laser
alignment system.

Measure, diagnose, and
correct Soft Foot with the
assistance of the laser
system and feeler gauges.

Measure and correct
alignment of the machine
to achieve the final
alignment to the required
targets within tolerances.

Visual inspection of the
foundation, grout,
and baseplate.

With feeler gauge find obvious
gaps and fill them with shims,
taking care of any rough soft
foot condition.

100%
Clean up: remove rust,
scale, paint, dirt from under
and around the feet.

2x
Take two sets of
measurements to
ensure repeatability.

Re-tighten bolts to
100% torque.

2mils (thou)

<15 mils (thou)
Replace damaged shim packs
with new, corrosion and
crush resistant shims.

The goal is to minimize any
coupling strain, and ensure
that the machine is alignable.

Ensure the misalignment is
less than 15 mils (thou)
at the coupling.

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Save
the alignment file.

Aim to have all soft foot
readings within
2 mils (thou).

Keep it running.

Print the report
to document
the alignment.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant May 2018

Editorial
Implementations
Six Steps That Cut Costs
Educating Work-REady Students
Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
Lube Safety Comes In Threes
SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Six Steps That Cut Costs
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