We at www.alignmentknowledge.com are dedicated to increase the awareness of shaft alignment importance. Even today, some 200+ years after the start of the industrial revolution, the most common reason for rotating machine’s breakdown is misalignment. Imagine what the world would look like if every running machine was aligned within spec!
For decades, industrial leaders have considered the maintenance cost as a measure for how well the production units are running; the lower the cost, the better. It is now time to throw out old ideas on machine maintenance. The cost-saving trend is moving towards a maintenance program that targets the root causes of machine wear and failure. Predictive and preventive methods are now history. Proactive maintenance is the new philosophy, and its methods save the industries millions of maintenance dollars every year. Alignment of rotating machines should be top priority.