Almost 50% of the damage to rotating mechanical equipment can be directly linked to incorrect alignment. Incorrect alignment of machines causes a greater load on the machine parts such as the bearings, coupling and the shaft-seal. A shaft misalignment may be due to a parallel misalignment or angular displacement, but usually it’s a combination of both. A properly aligned machine or a machine that receives regular inspections, can save significantly on energy and maintenance costs.
Thermal growth and rotation speed are major factors for precise and correct alignment. GE Solutions provides laser optical axis alignment as well as a belt (pulley) alignment after overhaul, inspection or replacement of components in the drive with the latest laser alignment equipment ensuring that your installation is operational in a timely manner.
You will be provided with an alignment report which can be included with your service history of the machine.
Advantages of correct alignment;
- Machine lifetime
- Energy efficiency
- Wear on bearings, connection coupling and shaft seals
- Risk of oil and refrigerant leaks.