Let’s drop all the marketing and technical lingo and review “precision alignment” and what this ambiguous service actually provides for our clients. This is precision alignment in plain English.
What Needs Precision Alignment?
Precision alignment is required for large machines that perform some kind of production. That might be the production of power in the form of electricity, which are gas or steam turbines. Other types of equipment that might need alignment could be large industrial machinery that produce consumer products made of paper or plastic. Other machines may be used in the production of commercial products like industrial cable or parts for aircraft or automobile production.
What Does Precision Alignment Accomplish?
The need for precision alignment is that all machinery loses its ability to produce its product effectively. In other words, the equipment may need replacement parts that must be installed within a certain specifications. Or the equipment may need to be adjusted periodically on continue meeting expected standards. Our clients must know that their machinery parts are exactly where they should be with no parts out of alignment. When the precision alignment service is complete the equipment will function more effectively and efficiently.
How Is Precision Alignment Performed?
The process of performing an alignment can be done using a wide variety of tools. If you are hanging a picture on your wall then you might use a tape measure. The more precise the process, the more precision tools you will need to perform the alignment project. For that reason, on some jobs we use manual equipment that is operated by human hands, this is called optical alignment. In other instances we use highly technical machinery that runs from computer software, this is called a laser tracker.
When & Where Is Precision Alignment Done?
Because the equipment is so large and not able to be moved, the alignment process often happens at the location of the machine. Therefore our alignment teams have tools that are portable. When we receive a call for an alignment project we move our tools to the client’s location.
We hope that this plain English explanation was helpful in understanding the precision alignment process. No two alignment projects are the same, each one requires unique methodologies, therefore it is difficult to explain the process in a short blog post.
If you have questions about our services please give us a call and we’ll be happy to explain how our services can help you achieve the results you expect from your industrial machinery.