Proper Alignment Protects Your Pulley Systems

The pulley systems in your belt-driven equipment work hard to keep your operation running smoothly. These simple machines sometimes spend hours spinning at high RPMs, efficiently transferring power to the drive systems that make a variety of industrial processes possible. When pulleys fail, the whole operation can come to a grinding halt. These equipment failures… Read more »

Anatomy of the Pulley Partner

We know how important proper pulley alignment is to your operation. Aligning the pulleys in your equipment will minimize vibration, and consequently reduce wear on components such as belts and bearings. This can help you to avoid unscheduled downtime and ensure that your equipment works reliably. Unfortunately, traditional methods of alignment like straight edges and… Read more »

United States Navy Debuts New Laser Weapons System

Just about every industry finds new uses for laser technology each year, including the military. The Navy specifically has outfitted one of their ships, the USS Ponce, with a new laser weapon. This laser gun was first installed on the ship last summer, and it has been operational for several months. The ship is currently… Read more »

New Use Found for Tattoo Removal Laser

There are many uses for lasers and while they may not always be relevant to your industry, learning about the latest innovations in the field is still a good idea. In fact, people are discovering new uses for existing laser technology all of the time. Take the lasers that are typically used for tattoo removal…. Read more »

When is Precision Alignment Too Much?

In the world of shaft alignment and precision alignment, there is also something known as a shaft alignment tolerance. That is the minimal allowed amount of misalignment. This is because in a world where alignment is important, it is only crucial so long as it is close in alignment. It all has to do with… Read more »