Q-Alignment tips

Making sure that all your bolts are properly tightened before taking your first set of readings will help avoid having to do numerous vertical corrections. When bolts are...
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One of the biggest challenge in mills causing headache and loss of time during laser alignment procedure is still coupling backlash. Certain type of couplings are designed...
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One of the most overlook step while performing an alignment is the verification of the ‘E’ distance, better known as the coupling gap (between the movable and stationary...
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Are you making more corrections than expected? This may be a consequence of incorrect dimensions input in your system. It is crucial to take the distances with the most...
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Do not forget that when mounting your heads on the shaft, if there is a lack of space, the heads can also be mounted onto the coupling given that it is the fixed part of...
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A lot of people still believe that they cannot use their laser alignment system when they are confronted to a non-rotating application, well they are mistaken. For more...
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Always be sure you have a solid, rigid and clean foundation prior to the alignment process. Check for potential defects on the foundation or machine frame that could...
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Always use high quality, clean and uniform shims when shimming is needed. They should be free from burrs, nicks, rust or deformations of any kind. Be sure to also check...
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In order to avoid any repeatability issues when performing an alignment, be sure to clean the targets on your laser heads. This can be done with a Q-tip and alcohol. This...
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Do you know the principles of refraction? By definition, refraction is a phenomenon of deviation off a wave of light, when its speed changes between two centers, for...
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When performing shaft alignments procedures, be sure to account for soft or angle foot possibilities; that is, where one machine foot does not sit correctly on its base...
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Many applications will experience thermal growth meaning; this is a displacement that occurs due to the heat produced by the application itself. Be sure to have the...
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