Bob Boyle, Director – Power Transmission Products Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland, OH

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Vision and Discrete Sensors July 1, 2006

Controlled thermal movement aids coupling alignment

Shaft alignment is a critical component in keeping a coupling aligned. While most couplings can tolerate some misalignment, they operate much more efficiently and with much longer service lives when simple precautions and procedures are in place. One area of potential misalignment – yet one that is fairly simple to address – is that of thermal movement.

By Bob Boyle, Director – Power Transmission Products Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland, OH