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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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Using Laser Trackers to Correct Conveyor System Misalignment Reduces Costly Downtime

Having a reliable and long-lasting conveyor system is key to a mining operation. However, alignment of conveyors is often overlooked and the reliability of these conveyors is undermined. Common conveyor issues caused by misalignment include belt failure and premature pulley wrapping and/or pulley bearing failure. Any of these problems will cause the extremely costly halt […]

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Laser Trackers Help Reduce AOG (Aircraft On Ground) Time Due to Bird Strikes

There are numerous factors that can cause damage to aircraft including rough landings, hail storms, turbulence and more. An especially significant threat to aircraft, are bird strikes. A bird strike or BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard) involves a collision between an aircraft and an airborne animal – typically a bird or a bat. Bird strikes […]

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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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Tech Talk – Why Laser Trackers with OTG are Important for Industrial Applications

Written by Hubert Meagher, OASIS Director of Metrology Services, this post recently appeared on the Talking Points Blog published by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. In future posts, we will provide additional technical information on the capabilities of our AT960 laser trackers and also delve deeper into the benefits to our customers of our using this innovative laser […]

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Routine corrugator inspections are key to identifying potential issues

Tips for Optimizing Corrugator Performance and Avoiding Costly Alignment Issues

If you manufacture corrugated products you already know that the challenges are many – and that issues can be very costly. Since we started blogging in 2013, we have provided several educational posts on corrugators including a three-part series on the importance of corrugator alignment, an overview of why routine inspections should not be avoided, […]

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