Kevin Remack, Lovejoy, Inc., Downers Grove, IL.

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Workforce Development March 1, 2006

Keeping an eye on alignment

Ten times more? That number represents a flexible coupling's capability for misalignment compared to the tolerance of rotating equipment. That means system alignment should be based first on the minimum requirements of the driven equipment or the driver and finally the coupling. The benefits of proper alignment would seem elementary, but it is all too easy when running three consecutive shifts ...

By Kevin Remack, Lovejoy, Inc., Downers Grove, IL.
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