The alignment of engines and propeller shafts is critical in shipbuilding and marine maintenance, where the stresses and vibrations created by rotating misaligned shafts will not only lead to breakdowns in the engines shaft assembly itself, but can also result in damage to struts and hulls, leading to leaking and possible sinking.
Unlike land-based driven shaft applications, boats and marine craft are not rigid structures, and are subject to twisting forces as a result of environment and load, all of which will affect the mounting of engine and propeller shaft. Boat engine drive systems do not indefinitely remain in alignment and need to be periodically checked and realigned to reduce wear to drive train units, components, and the craft itself.
Monition distributes a range of Prop Shaft Alignment Systems which have been specifically developed for measuring and correcting the alignment of driven shafts in marine applications.
Common problems associated with propeller shaft misalignment include:
Monition Prop Shaft Alignment System
Monitions systems are powerful, easy to use laser guided Prop Shaft Alignment Systems for checking and correcting alignment in propeller or any driven rotating shaft.
Our cCentering system is a Flexible Geometry Measurement system for measurements on inside diameters. It is a powerful tool for checking bearings journals as well as positioning of support bearings in applications such as propeller shafts. The centering measures the rotational centre position, in two axes, in relation to user defined reference points for Prop Shaft Alignment.
The system provides full functionality for measurement, alignment, and documentation. The rigid fixtures together with easy operated components fulfil the requirements on a quick, easy, and precise alignment system. Alignment of bearing journals in diesel engines within shipbuilding and power generation with centering has proved to be most useful.
Technical specification of centring systems:
Monition is a specialist independent Prop Shaft Alignment Service company with over 20 years experience providing condition-based maintenance support to industry.
We specialise in all forms of rotating machinery monitoring and correction, where vibration levels resulting from shaft misalignment, imbalance, bent shafts, bearing problems, gearbox / transfer box problems and lubrication problems, result in mechanical inefficiency and breakdowns.
Monition provides ISO-Certified onsite prop shaft alignment services, vibration monitoring and specialist mechanical troubleshoot services.