The Benefits of Shaft Alignment
Aligning your shafts mean…
• Increased operating time
• Increased productivity
• Increased production quality
Can you afford not to align your machines?
Aligned machines will improve your plant’s operating time, productivity, and production quality. Who better to testify to their much-improved maintenance budget than users of ACOEM’s laser-based shaft products?
George A. Cain, Maintenance Engineer, Solvay Advanced Polymers, USA
”We have gone over to laser-based alignment systems for alignment of all rotating shafts in pumps and motors. This is primarily due to the fact that laser-based systems are easier to use, most noticeably when it comes to documentation and storage of measurement data. This makes it easier for me to check that the company’s machines are correctly aligned.
Previously, we had to replace seals every three months, now it’s only every second year, so going over to laser-based alignment has paid for itself several times over.”
Thomas Melby, Operations Technician, Statoil Tjeldbergodden, Norway
”Here at Statoil, we have had extremely good use of ACOEM’s system for machine alignment. This is reflected in the excellent maintenance economy and availability of our plant – an incredible 99 % this year. We believe that ACOEM provides one of the best laser-based alignment systems, with good, reliable service which is important for us.”
Jouni Wallin, Supervisor Maintenance Team, Nymölla Mill, Stora Enso, Sweden
”Before we started to use laser-based shaft alignment, we had major problems with the wearing of the coupling’s flexible elements due to misalignment between the pump and the engine. Nowadays, we rarely have any problems; they are subject to very few replacements. We also perform laser-based alignment of our belt drives, which had to be replaced often due to wearing. We now have much less wearing of the belts, and hence less maintenance of these machines, as well as lower costs.”