Shaft misalignment in rotating machinery has the potential to
cost companies thousands
of dollars a year in replacement bearing cost, repairs,
extra power consumption
and unplanned downtime.
In three simple steps, the
Fluke (Everett, WA) 830 Laser
Shaft Alignment Tool delivers precise shaft condition
measurements and actionable results that, along with
vibration testing, infrared
thermography and other
plant maintenance teams to
increase machine life and
keep plants running at maximum efficiency:
• Setup: determines a
• Measure: actively takes
readings from three sectors as the laser is rotated around
• Diagnose: provides actual correction numbers along with a
four-level, color-coded severity scale indicating whether the
machine is in or out of alignment tolerances.
• The intuitive guided user interface of the 830 provides easy
to understand results that do not require extensive alignment knowledge. Its all-in-one results screen shows both
coupling results and feet corrections (vertical and horizontal) in real terms, making it easy for maintenance technicians to take corrective action.
The Trap Pac Pro is the newest innovation in spill containment
from Andax Industries LLC (St. Marys, KS). This Pac holds two
complete spill systems in one color-coded, heavy-duty case.
One side contains an Oil-Based Spill Pac with enough sorbents
for a 10-gallon spill. The other side holds a reusable, 100-gal-
lon Tank Trap containment pool for containing oil, diesel fuel,
hydraulic fluid and more. Matching color-coded equipment
labels can be used to identify possible leak sources before they
happen so employees know exactly what spill response product to use. The Trap Pac Pro also comes in a Chemical/Hazmat
version for aggressive chemicals, acids and solvents.
Torque Motor Series
ETEL presents the ironcore TMB
torque motor series, now available through exclusive distribution by HEIDENHAIN
The TMB series is
designed specifically for direct
and, according to
the company, offers
the following advantages over transmis-sion-based devices:
• Fewer parts, requiring lower overall costs.
• Stable performance along the machine’s lifetime due
to zero maintenance being required.
• No backlash, allowing for better accuracy and