Imbalance is a leading cause of excessive machine/rotor vibration. It can be an inherent result of rotor design or construction. Imbalance can occur due to routine wear or damage...
- Chris Keniston
- ERBESSD INSTRUMENTS
Most industrial maintenance mechanics who are involved with precision shaft alignment are familiar with the phenomenon of soft foot.
- Stan Riddle
- Acoem USA
Soft foot occurs when rotating machinery is positioned in place on its base, frame, or soleplate, and one or more of the “feet” are not making good contact...
- Frederic Baudart
This case study shows some of the capabilities of motion amplification technology. This vertical treated water pump was experiencing high vibration, and high lateral motion in line with the suction and discharge piping at the top of the motor when running at around 72%. We decided to take some video footage...
- Andrew Gale
- Optical Motion Technologies
One of the most common problems with alignment of machinery is a condition known as soft foot. This is when one or more of the machine feet are not making solid contact with the mounting base...
- Mike Olszewski
- Reliability Concepts