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TMA-303 Total Machinery Alignment: Shaft, Sheave, Sprocket & Bearing

SKU : TMA - 303

Location: Maintenance Troubleshooting Hands-On Training Center 2860 Ogletown Road Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 690.0871 Email: mechanicalengineer@pobox.com
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Description: The course covers all aspects related to the critical job of alignment of machinery shafts to reduce vibration and extend bearing life. The theory of alignment: bearing alignment, coupling alignment, and sheave alignment is discussed including how to align equipment using taper gauge and caliper, dial indication (both face and hub as well as reverse dial), sheave alignment, and precision laser alignment. The attendee performs alignment using supplied tooling and equipment. A pretest is used to assess skill level at the beginning of the course and post-test is used to document the level of improvement of
the attendee. The attendee should be able to perform alignment on small to medium industrial equipment after completing the course.

A SHORT HISTORY OF ALIGNMENT AND WHY IT NEEDS TO BE DONE
Eli Whitney and interchangeable parts
Bearing failures caused by misalignment
Early alignment methods—Straight edge, feeler gauge and calipers
Dial indication methods– face and hub, reverse dial
Laser alignment-wired and wireless
Alignment tolerances

BEARING ALIGNMENT INSIDE OF THE MACHINE
Shaft shoulders and unmounted bearings
Testing using feeler gauges
Alignment of pillow block bearings

COUPLING ALIGNMENT (SHAFT ALIGNMENT)
Use of precision shims and micrometer
Testing for soft foot and piping strain
Use of side alignment tools
Checking for indicator sag
The 4–step method—using dial indicators on the face and hub
Practicing face and hub on the bench top models
Practicing face and hub on a pump and motor
The reverse dial indication method-using dial indicators and indicator brackets
Calculation of reverse dial indication on graph paper
Mathematical calculation for reverse dial indication
Practicing reverse dial on bench top models followed by pump and motor

LASER ALIGNMENT
Geometric centering and use of the wireless (BlueTooth) laser
Checking for soft foot and correcting for coupling backlash
Checking for thermal growth

V-BELT and CHAIN ALIGNMENT
Using the straight edge and string methods
V-belt tensioning using the force deflection method
V-belt tensioning using the percent elongation method
V-belt groove to groove alignment using a laser alignment tool
Sprocket and chain alignment—building a chain checking tool

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
More than 50% of the course will be “hands-on” and each student will receive work books and supervised instruction as well as individual one-on-one assistance to make sure they can accomplish the tasks assigned. It is expected that an attendee will leave the class with the basic knowledge and skill to perform precision alignment on small to medium equipment. Class books can be used on the job site in the future to assist with alignment steps and refresh the tasks that need to be done.

DURATION AND ATTENDANCE
Three day duration (8 hours each day) and up to 12 students may attend. Send more than one person from your company and subsequent attendees are only $895 ea! There is plenty of Hands on Training in this session!

Click on the link to the right for a downloadable outline of the course: Download: Total Machinery Alignment – One Page Outline

ADDED BONUS

Take an additional 10% off of case lots of books, Lawton Double Cut Shim Kits & Coupling Alignment Kit and an additional 5% off of all other products if purchased in conjunction with purchase of a training course!

Price  $1,195.00 $995.00

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