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Shaft Alignment

Industrial Maintenance & Technology

Mechanical

Course Length

8 Hours

Max Attendees

12

Standard Cost

$2,000

Workshop Cost

$195 per person

Course Description

In this course students will learn basic alignment, applications, techniques and equipment used.  In the lecture portion of the class, students will learn about various couplings, problems they may encounter during alignment and the different equipment they will use in the hands on labs.  They will use equipment such as straight edge, dial indicator and lasers in the hands on portion of the class.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Select and install the proper coupling on the equipment shafts.
  2. Check for issues that may impeded proper alignment of the equipment.
  3. Set up and use selected equipment to align various shafts.

Course Outline

  1. Rigid Couplings
  2. Flexible Couplings
  3. Mechanical Flexible Couplings
  4. Material Flexible Couplings
  5. Equipment Preparation
  6. Shims
  7. Dial Indicators
  8. Shaft and Coupling Runout
  9. Soft Foot
  10. Alignment Methods
  11. Alignment Sequence
  12. Temperature Considerations
  13. Rim and Face Alignment
  14. Reverse Dial Alignment
  15. Laser Alignment