Laser Shaft Alignment Services
On site service and support
Reduce machinery breakdowns and increase your uptime.
The consequences of misaligned shafts in rotating machinery can be severe and include expensive unscheduled downtime, loss of production, increased energy consumption, overheating, vibration, premature wear and tear and increased maintenance or replacement costs.
It’s a fact that Shaft misalignment is responsible for up to 50% of all costs related to rotating machinery breakdowns. Accurately aligning shafts can prevent machinery breakdowns and reduce unplanned downtime that results in a loss of production. With most businesses facing the challenge of reducing costs and optimising assets, the demand for accurate shaft alignment is now greater than ever.
Laser Alignment Services
At Aquip, we have a team of flexible and highly experienced Service Engineers with current HUET training to mobilise on short notice to your local or offshore facility.
With over 25 years of experience in the rotating machinery industry, we can assist with basic pump-motor alignments through to complex laser shaft alignment services such as gas turbines and multi-machine train setups. Our team will provide you with a Laser Alignment Report upon completion of the alignment which can be tailored to suit your requirements.
If you have your own PRÜFTECHNIK equipment on site, we will ensure your instrumentation is set up correctly to maximise its full potential. We are able to update your Pruftechnik handsets and ensure your firmware is current. Having the most recent firmware on your equipment unlocks newly released features and improves the capabilities of your equipment.
Aquip are available 24 hours a day if you require technical advice or require any of our specialised services.
- Cardan shafts
- Gear boxes
- Multi machine trains
- Multi couplings
- Complex conveyor drives
- Gas turbines
- Client Needs Analysis for Asset Management
- Maintenance Assesment
Our Laser Alignment Services are available in Perth, Regional WA, NT, SA, NSW & VIC
WE OFFER FREE FIRMWARE UPDATES – contact us at [email protected] to make an appointment with your local rep
What is shaft Alignment?
“At the point of power transfer from one shaft to another, the axes of rotation of both shafts should be collinear when the machine is running under normal operating conditions…..”
Incorrect and correct shaft alignment
A. Parallel misalignment (or offset)
B. Angular misalignment
C. Correct alignmentThe possible consequences of shaft misalignment are serious to any company’s bottom line and include:
- Increased friction and thereby energy consumption
- Premature bearing and seal failure
- Premature shaft and coupling failure
- Excessive seal lubricant leakage
- Failure of coupling and foundation bolts
- Increased vibration and noise