Basic & Laser Shaft Alignment
In this course students will use components including multiple belt and chain drives, sheaves and sprockets with bushings, gear and grid couplings, and silent chain drives to study alignment methods to enable them to align equipment to the precise tolerances needed for efficient operation. Students will learn basic alignment techniques using the rim and face alignment method and reverse indicator alignment method. From the basic alignment methods, students will move on to laser shaft alignment, which covers the installation, operation, and applications of laser shaft alignment in a variety of industrial scenarios. Students will practice hands-on laser alignment skills, such as installing and aligning a power transmission system using a jack bolt motor base, using a laser alignment system to correct soft foot, and determining shaft alignment tolerances for a given machine installation. The class meets for a total of 12 hours of training.