This course provides information on shaft alignment techniques and procedures. The course covers the major steps required for installing, aligning, and maintaining rotating machinery, including motors, couplings, and shafts.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Mechanical Maintenance Technician
Explain how to eliminate misalignment between motors and the equipment they drive by measuring coupling hubs for outside diameter offset and face angular misalignment.
Describe the major steps for installing shims under equipment to compensate for angular (face) and offset (parallel) O.D. misalignment in shafts and couplings.
Describe the major steps needed to perform shaft alignment with a straight edge and a taper gauge.
Describe techniques that prevent dial indicator bar sag problems when performing shaft alignment procedures.
Setup a dial indicator to perform a shaft alignment.
Determine misalignment values, plot the data on graph paper, and determine the number of shims needed to correct vertical and horizontal shaft misalignment.
Describe the steps required to perform shaft alignments to within a 0.002 inch tolerance.
Have a working knowledge of the formulas used to calculate shaft misalignment corrections.
Setup shaft alignment measurement equipment using the instruction booklet included in the alignment kit.
Use a calculator to determine the corrections required for shaft misalignment.
Explain the strategy for correcting vertical and horizontal shaft misalignment.
Describe the use of the reverse alignment kits.