Reliability Matters Vol 1 – 5 – Laser Alignment

A newsletter by DTM Consulting Services Inc. that features reliability focused newsworthy
items that affect equipment health and lifetime costs of operation.

Laser Alignment

The Impact of a Quality Installation on the Total Costs of Ownership

The D-I-P-F Curve is the further enhancement of the original P-F curve. It was just a few short years ago when it was estimated there were over 60 versions of the P-F curve in existence. Today with knowledge gleaned from many subject matter experts, the D-I-P-F Curve is the now recognized format.

The D-I-P-F Curve illustrates the relationships between Design, Installation / Precision, Predictive, Preventative and Functional Failure.

It has been estimated that 80% of the Lifetime Costs of Ownership are determined by the DESIGN and INSTALLATION. A perfectly good design can be fouled by a poor installation and likewise a poor design will impact everything that happens to the equipment during its lifetime.

A precision design with a precision installation will control the influential reliability and maintenance costs into the future.

Installation – Where a Good Design comes to Life.

Presuming you have a properly prepared base, a precision installation begins with a LASER ALIGNMENT of shaft and pulley. A precision alignment on a solid base should also reduce the need for a structural movement evaluation later in the life of the equipment. (See earlier newsletter on DRAGONVision – Video Deflection Motor Amplification).

ERBESSD-Instruments offers a state-of-the-art Laser Alignment system for shaft and multitrain applications and a Laser Alignment tool for pulleys.

LASER ALIGNED equipment offers some distinct advantages over a straight edge alignment.

  • Alignment of single and multi-train equipment up to 10 meters long.
  • A precision shaft and pulley installation will reduce
    • Misalignment
    • Premature wear
    • Soft foot
    • Bearing fatigue and failure
    • Energy consumption
  • Wireless operation utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 – offering a detailed analysis of the installation from multiple perspectives.

Is a Laser Alignment and Laser Pulley Alignment System Expensive?

The ERBESSD EI Shaft ACE and EI Pulley Ace system is under $8,500 Canadian

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