The process of alignment of shafts axes alignment is the alignment of axes within the allowed limits process as required by industry standards. These axes are in wide variety of machinery. The alignment of shafts is a prior and necessary step before any machine can be put into service. When a machine, such as an electric motor or turbine is connected to a pump or a generator, or other propulsion equipment, it is vital that these two parts are assembled with precision. Any error in the alignment of the two axles can result in an increase of fatigue in these parts, which will result in a subsequent failure of equipment, which can be very expensive.
Similarly, bearings or mechanical seals may need more frequent checks to make sure they are in good condition, since they are prone to damage and may need to change. A precise alignment of a shaft will prevent this problem occurring. The production requires efficient use of its resources, so that, if an piece of machinery is out of service, the production suffers. There are several ways through which a shaft alignment is done. It could be either mechanical or optical, as with the method of using laser shaft alignment. The axes laser alignment uses a high-tech measuring system, by means of which a well-trained technician, calculates and aligns with precision couplings, universal joints and belts. The precision of this method creates a considerable positive impact on productivity, reducing maintenance costs and improving efficiency, and thus increasing the total production. Reference: Source: press release sent by andgomez.