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How to Align Machines – Getting Back to Basics

With many options in alignment tools and solutions available to manufacturers today, it is important to understand some basic principles of machine alignment so that you are making an informed decision when selecting the best solution for your particular machine or production line. Why is Machine Alignment So Important? Many of the costly equipment and […]

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Measurement Tool Spotlight: Portable Measuring Arms

With close to 35 years in the field of industrial precision measurement and alignment, the engineering team at OASIS has worked with, tested, researched, and owned almost every precision measurement instrument available – from machinist levels, pi tapes and trammels to optical alignment tooling and 3D metrology instruments such as laser trackers and portable measuring […]

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Laser Alignment, Alignment Lasers or Aligning Lasers – What’s the Difference?

Here at OASIS, we often receive requests for “laser alignment” services. However, this term can apply to several similar, but distinct solutions. In this post, we provide a brief overview of the various tools and technologies that can fall under the category of laser alignment. In future posts, we will delve further into laser alignment […]

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Hanover Foils specializes in coated foil and film and foil laminations for specialty packaging

Hanover Foils Achieves Impressive Results from Precision Alignment

Hanover Foils, LLC, a flexible packaging converting company located in Ashland, VA, specializes in coated foil and film and foil laminations for a variety of industries including food and beverage and pharmaceutical, medical and nutraceutical. They run several process lines in their 80,000 sq/ft facility including rotogravure printing/coating, laminating, specialty rewinding and coil slitting. When they began […]

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Optical Alignment Terms Defined

In our last post, Paper Machine Applications Where Laser Trackers Excel, we provided areas within a paper machine that can benefit from the use of a laser tracker. We also noted however, that for most areas of a paper machine, the use of traditional optical alignment tooling continues to be the best choice for gathering […]

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Machine Alignment Increases Paperboard Mill Performance

A large paperboard mill in Ontario, Canada was having issues with baggy edges, wrinkles and lateral tracking problems (in cross-machine direction), particularly in the board machine’s coater area. These problems regularly caused sheet breaks 2 or 3 times a week, every time resulting into stopping the production for 2-4 hours. With each down hour costing between five […]

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