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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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Precision Alignment Can Help Roofing Manufacturers Avoid Costly Issues

Roofing production lines, like most large manufacturing process lines, rely on rolls, gears, motors, chains, drums, and cutters that must all work in unison to produce a quality finished product. Precision alignment – meaning level to earth and perpendicular or square to the overall machine centerline – in the major sections of the line will […]

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