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Importance of Machine Alignment: Corrugators – Part 1

The following post was originally published several years ago. With the rise in online shopping and the subsequent increase in the need for corrugated boxes, we believe that the corrugating industry will benefit from information that will help them increase efficiency! Read on for Part 1 of the Importance of Machine Alignment: Corrugators. A corrugating client contacted […]

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Converters Can Learn the Benefits of Precision Alignment on AIMCAL TV

Founded in 1970, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), provides converters of flexible substrates and their suppliers with a wealth of technical resources that speak directly to the needs of the converting industry including training programs, publications, and conferences and seminars. Recently, AIMCAL added a unique new resource for association members: AIMCAL […]

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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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