Error Proof Quick Mating Part Location And Alignment. For speedy and easy maintenance it is best to design equipment with a means to insure accurate and exact location of contacting parts. This removes the opportunity for alignment errors during rebuilds and speeds-up maintenance overhauls. In this article is a sketch of two common methods used to provide positive and certain location and alignment between mating parts.[Read more…]
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The 7 Steps to Proper Machinery Alignment
How to Ensure Your Assets are Installed to Prevent Premature Failure
How many times has an asset been installed or commissioned, only to have it fail in a few days or months when it should have lasted even longer? If you look at the study by Nowlan & Heap, they have found that only 11% of failures are age related, so when is happening with these assets? The answer… comes down to poor installation practices.
Ensuring Equipment Doesn’t Grow Out of Alignment
Understanding & Compensating for Thermal Growth
A major asset is being installed, and the asset is vital to the success of a brand new, high-profit product being introduced to the site. This product is enough to keep the site operational for many years to come. The installation of the asset is critical, and there is extensive prep work to eliminate soft foot, ensuring the base is flat (using geometric measurement) and that the asset is aligned properly.
RRP 044 Precision Alignment with Adam Stredel
RRP 044 Precision Alignment with Adam Stredel
This week is another 2 part episode. In the first part, I welcome on Maureen Gribble from UE Systems to give us some details on their conference, Reliable Asset World/Ultrasound World, May 14-17, 2019. I’ll be there and I’ll be podcasting so if you’re heading to that conference, come say hi.
In the second part, I welcome on Adam Stredel from Ludeca to talk all things precision alignment. Adam breaks down soft foot, thermal expansion and gives us his top tips on laser alignment.
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I got feedback from Gerard Wood about my microphone popping. First off, thanks Gerard for the feedback. I have tried to remedy the situation with my setup but it hasn’t appeared to work. I have ordered a new microphone which will arrive tomorrow, however, I have some episodes in the tank so you’ll have to give me 5-6 weeks before it gets cleared up. I apologize for the audio quality over those next few weeks and then we’ll be in the clear.
Now let’s get started on the episode. We have Maureen Gribble up first speaking about Reliable Asset World and then Adam Stredel breaks down precision alignment. Let’s go.
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Scheduled for July 13, 2021, at 8 am US Pacific time
A 1-hour live webinar, recording available after the event
Speaker: Terry Harris
A Reliable Process Solutions 1-hour webinar event focused on providing you with practical content to improve your reliability program today.
This webinar includes a presentation and discussion on:
- Belt Alignment Fundamentals
- Conveyor Alignment Fundamentals
- Coupling Alignment Fundamentals
- Energy use associated with alignment
Mr. Harris is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, certified through The Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals. Mr. Harris worked in the manufacturing/process industry for 26 years. He had devoted the majority of this time to maintenance area efforts with most of his career being devoted to improving the reliability of his plant and other US and European locations. Mr. Harris has been a reliability consultant for 14 years and has performed training in the US and 30 other countries.
Sign up is direct with Reliable Process Solutions. After payment, they will forward the link for the GotoWebinar event or provided access to the recording. There are also options to buy bundles of webinars (3 for $135, 6 for $215 and all 12 in the year for $335. You determine which 3 or 6 topics you’d like to include in your bundle.
Event Registration $45 for this 1-hour event
SMRP18 – Precision Alignment with Adam Stredel
Precision Alignment with Adam Stredel
Precision alignment plays a vital role in preventing premature failures and keeping the equipment up and running. Precision alignment can be defined as when the rotation with the center-align of the equipment is as collinear as possible. There can be a tolerance in the alignment depending upon the operating conditions. There are different types of tools to measure the misalignment but precision alignment using the laser is becoming trendy in the organizations. They are moving from old tools like straight edge and want to make sure that there is accuracy in the measurement. Even a dial indicator works just fine for alignment.
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Shaft Alignment on Pumps
Shaft alignment on pumps. Shaft misalignment is one of the most common reasons for bearing and mechanical seal failures. Rotating misaligned shafts produce vibration and complex fluctuating radial and axial loads that lead to breakdowns. Shaft alignment is a precision maintenance requirement that requires exacting care and detail and if not performed will cause much production down time.
Keywords: axial alignment, laser alignment, dial indicator, soft foot, shaft coupling. [Read more…]
30 – The Importance of Proper Installation: Starting with Pulley & Sprocket Alignment with John Lambert
The Importance of Proper Installation: Starting with Pulley & Sprocket Alignment with John Lambert
In this episode of the weekly podcast, the guest John lambert is talking about the condition based maintenance which means that you can take maintenance measures based upon the condition of your equipment. In simple words, you can maintain your equipment by analyzing the installation process, alignment of the equipment, and that sort of factors.
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19 – The Role of Alignment in Precision Maintenance with Alan Luedeking
The Role of Alignment in Precision Maintenance with Alan Luedeking
In today’s episode, our guest is Alan Luedeking and the topic of discussion is alignment and precision maintenance. The first thing that pops up into the mind is that where to start with the precision maintenance. The first step can be keeping all of your equipment aligned because that really helps to avoid common problems in equipment. The alignment saves you a lot of money, increases the productivity, and efficiency. After this, we can start monitoring activities all along the way.
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QDD 102 Get Design Inputs with Flowcharts
Get Design Inputs with Flowcharts
How do we even begin a design for the user without getting into engineering prototypes?
Don’t we need to do lots of iterations of prototypes and physical mockups to get design inputs from other people?
While these things can be useful, they’re not always practical or necessary, No, we don’t need to do lots of iterations of different mockups to get design inputs.
In fact, we want to explore the use space with our team before we even start engineering stuff, including the mockups. So how do we get started talking with our team about a design concept without having something to show them?
This episode describes just one way we could do it: how to get design inputs with flowcharts.
If you want more on this topic, register for the workshop! Registration Link
QDD 101 Quality Tools are Legos of Development (and Their 7 Uses)
Quality Tools are Legos of Development (and Their 7 Uses)
How are quality tools Legos of development?
We talk about two philosophies of brick building and our use of the family of quality tools.
We also talk about seven uses of quality tools in product development.
How to Reduce Maintenance Cost The Right Way
How to reduce maintenance cost the right way comes up a lot for our clients. Unfortunately, many organizations often have the goal of reducing maintenance cost. While the maintenance cost is an important long-term outcome of maintenance management, it should not be the main goal. If the reduction of maintenance cost is the main goal for maintenance, the organization is on the wrong track and will eventually fail.[Read more…]
How to Structure Your ERM System
Guest Post by Patrick Ow (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission)
Andy Benoit once said, “Most geniuses — especially those who lead others — prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities.”
This statement is so true when corporate leaders and managers tend to over-complicate processes or over-engineer systems in organizations. Designing and implementing your organization’s enterprise-wide risk management system is no exception.[Read more…]
Top 10 Reasons Maintenance and Reliability Initiatives Fail
Guest post by Kenneth Latino.
I have been in the business of maintenance and reliability for nearly 35 years. I have had the luxury of working with many industries during my career both as a practitioner in a large paper mill and as a maintenance/reliability consultant. I have been able to see what works and what does not. So, these are some of the mistakes I have made personally and have also seen others make. It is by far not a comprehensive list but does provide some of the more important reasons and some potential solutions.[Read more…]
Appendix C: Reliability Methods Sorted by Method Category
The following is an excerpt from The Process of Reliability Engineering, a book by Carl S. Carlson and Fred Schenkelberg. Within the book see section 8.3.3 Potential reliability methods, for a listing of a wide range of reliability methods to consider when selecting the best methods to inform key decisions.[Read more…]