We work in an industry surrounded by big, heavy, cumbersome machinery, but despite its size and bulk, it is the smallest, most precise measurements that can make the most impact.
It is estimated that up to 50% of damage to rotating machinery is directly related to misalignment; a staggering figure especially when we consider how susceptible it is to this problem. The more precise the alignment the more effective the machinery; there’s less chance of complications or break down and ultimately cost savings can be made.
Laser Alignment System
At Central we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art piece of kit, which we believe will be a huge benefit our clients, helping to save money and improve efficiency. The laser alignment system from Pruftechnik is one of the most advanced of its kind and helps us to ensure absolute alignment at the commissioning stage. This initial accuracy, combined with regular maintenance visits can significantly help to reduce complications and damage to the machinery.
Pruftechnik outline three major benefits of the system...
1. Reduced energy consumption...substantial power savings can be made by accurate alignment. It is believed that energy consumption can be reduced by up to 10% thereby having a significant impact on costs.
2. Reduced repair incidents...regular maintenance and alignment checks are significantly more cost effective than repairs to machinery. Any problems can be spotted early and effectively managed before getting out of hand.
3. Longer machine life...good maintenance and regular checks will help keep machinery in good working order, ultimately increasing its average lifespan and once again saving costs.
When put like this there really doesn’t seem to be any reasons not to use it! It’s already proving to be one of our most popular and influential investments and we are looking forward to using our Pruftechnik Alignment System to help many more clients in the future.