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Building Product Manufacturers Benefit from Machine Alignment

Like most manufacturers, companies that produce building materials – shingles, wallboard, fiberglass, housewrap, flooring, as well as related products such as tubes and cores – can benefit greatly from the precision alignment of their production equipment. Higher operating efficiency, increased production rates, improved product quality and decreases in unplanned downtime and energy use are just […]

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Understanding the Machine Alignment Cycle – Stage One: The Alignment Inspection

In previous posts, we have discussed the importance of proper machine alignment and preventative maintenance plans and procedures. Additionally, we have provided posts on alignment methodologies and the benefits of adhering to these practices. In our next series of posts, we will address the four stages of the OASIS Alignment Cycle. Some of the information […]

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Is it Time for YOUR Machine Alignment Check Up?

If you follow the OASIS Industry Blog, you have no doubt read an article or two about how precision machine alignment can improve operating efficiency, lower scrap rates, increase machine speeds and production rates, and reduce downtime – as well as, in some cases, even improve employee morale. However, even though improving machine performance is […]

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FREE WEBINAR – How Machine Alignment Drives Increased Operating Efficiency and Profitability Gains

FREE WEBINAR  Speed, Confidence & Cost Savings: How Machine Alignment Drives Increased Operating Efficiency and Profitability Gains  July 13, 2017 / 2:00 PM EST In 2016, OASIS Alignment Services standardized on Leica Absolute Trackers and ROMER Absolute Arms. OASIS relies on their Hexagon products to help customers achieve peak operating efficiency. In this presentation, Hubert […]

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How to Identify and Correct Alignment Issues in Blown Film Lines

Wrinkles, baggy edges, weaving or wandering, tension issues, guiding or tracking difficulties, an increase in rewind scrap – any one, or all, of these issues can indicate misalignment in your blown film line. Precision alignment of the line is essential to producing high quality film. Including alignment inspections as part of your scheduled maintenance plans, […]

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Fourdrinier Alignment Inspection is Now Much Faster and More Efficient

Though more traditional alignment tools and methodologies are still often the choice for alignment inspections in many areas of a paper machine, in some sections of a paper machine, newer innovative measurement tools and methods are much faster and more efficient. The Fourdrinier is one area of the paper machine where paper makers can benefit […]

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Aligning to Standard Tolerances Helps to Attain Peak Machine Performance

Defined by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in standard Y14.5, tolerance is “the total amount a specific dimension is permitted to vary. The tolerance is the difference between the maximum and minimum limits”. Tolerance specifications and guidelines are used in all areas of manufacturing – from the tolerance standards for the components within a piece […]

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Why Laser Tracker Technology is More Efficient for Aluminum Extrusion Press Alignment

The misalignment of components within an aluminum extrusion press can cause significant issues such as inconsistent die performance, uneven wear, premature failure or excessive wear of dummy blocks, and in extreme cases, damaged and/or broken stems, containers and tie rods. Misalignment in the press not only causes equipment damage and increased downtime, product issues such […]

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