SHAFT ALIGNMENT

4-DAY CLASS

This course is the authoritative source of up-to-date laser alignment training. It features the latest PRUFTECHNIK tech notes, methods, and information. It is designed for millwrights, supervisors, engineers, and technicians who must become proficient in alignment techniques, troubleshoot complex alignment problems, and/or instruct others. The course is an intensive mix of hands-on practice and in-depth analysis of alignment methodologies. Functions, features, and applications are covered extensively.

Syllabus
 
 First Day
 • Alignment terminology and principles of correct shaft alignment.
 • Review of components and features.
 • Measurement functions and repeatability exercises.
 • Requirements for repeatability and accuracy.
 • Tolerance tables and usage.
 
 Second Day
 • Alignment geometry and graphing exercises.
 • Thermal growth, targets and deliberate misalignment.
 
 Third Day
 • Soft foot:
 - Measuring soft foot conditions
 - Analyzing soft foot conditions
 - Correcting soft foot
 • Troubleshooting, shaft deflection and coupling strain problems, optimal moves/solutions.
 
 Fourth Day
 • Spacer shafts, spool-piece coupling alignment and tolerances.
 • Aligning machinery trains.
 • Jackshaft sag and critical speed of rotation.
 • Vertical and flange-mounted machine alignment.
 • Accessories, brackets, custom brackets, and special applications equipment.
 • PC Software
 • Student's special interests or problems.

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"Learned things that you would never get in a book but only from someone with a lot of field experience."
"Every alignment that I’ve done since we went to this class has been done in 3 moves or less. If I would’ve followed 
Step 1, they would’ve been 2 or less."
Manuel Villanueva, Newmont Mining Corporation

Laser Alignment Tools
ALIGNEO
MASTERLIGN
MASTERLIGN Basic
OPTALIGN
OPTALIGN V
OPTALIGN PLUS
OPTALIGN smart
ROTALIGN
ROTALIGN PRO
ROTALIGN SMART EX
ROTALIGN ULTRA
SHAFTALIGN 
SMARTALIGN

Requirements
Student should have some experience with the alignment system and should preferably have some field experience in alignment.

Training at our facilites … 
Classes are limited to 10 participants. We furnish classroom facilities, training materials, training simulators per student. It is recommended to bring your instrument, if available. Our training coordinator will be happy to provide scheduling information, registration forms and assistance with hotelaccommodations, car rentals, etc.

Classtime:  8:30am – 4:30pm

Training at your facilities … 
Classes are limited to 6 participants. You furnish an instrument to be used in the training course, a classroom with a large erasable marker board, 4 color markers, a projector and projection screen. We furnish two additional instruments, three training simulators* and all training materials.

*Equipment rental available. Please call us for pricing.