The alignment of pump shaft couplings and motor drive shafts is critical to ensure efficient running and to reduce the risk of breakdown. Misaligned pumps and drives result in vibrations and premature wear of bearings, seals and couplings. It is a recognised statistic that over 50% of plant failures are a result of misalignment.
Offset drives and Cardan shafts also require alignment in order to prevent excessive vibrations resulting in shaft and coupling breakdowns. Laser shaft alignment systems are used as standard in today’s industry for the precision alignment of pumps and drives.
Our system is a laser shaft alignment system specifically designed for conducting alignment swiftly and precisely in the field.
In addition to the alignment of horizontal and vertically mounted pumps and drives, the standard system can expanded to conduct alignment of offset drives and cardan shafts.
The system is an expert system for precision alignment of pumps and drives. Despite its sophisticated technology, the system has been designed for ease of use, and includes user friendly features such as:
Unlike the majority of complex laser shaft alignment systems that are on the market, the system requires minimum training, making it perfect for Technicians who may only perform alignment on a periodic basis. From opening the case lid, users can complete alignment measurements in under 5 minutes.
Cardan shafts are an excellent way of power transmission, when it is impossible to position two machines in line. There is the general misunderstanding, however, that offset mounted cardan driven machines do not require alignment. However, a misaligned cardan rotates with an uneven angular speed over a full turn. This generates vibrations with harmful forces throughout the drive chain. The risks with misaligned cardan shafts are similar to other misaligned machines plus the risks for damages caused by a broken cardan shaft.
Using these tools together with an expansion kit, you can precision align any offset mounted machine as fast as you align any other shafts.
Monition, the UK leader for pump alignment systems, provides a range of on-site Condition Monitoring Services, including in-situ Pump Alignment. Monition pump alignment engineers are experienced and trained in the alignment of horizontally and vertically mounted pumps and drives.
Monition is a registered member of the National Britannia Safecontractor Scheme. Monition Engineers hold approved Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) Safe Contractor Safety Passports.