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
A simple and effective procedure for doing shaft alignment of rotating machinery.
Belts are a critical part of the design and function of belt-driven equipment. The majority of belts never reach their intended design life due to improper selection, storage, and installation...
- Trent Phillips