why are shaft to shaft or belt alignments important?

Have you noticed your equipment vibrating a bit more than it should? Chances are there is a misalignment within the sheaves or shaft. Proper alignment is vital for your equipment, just as it is in your car. Keeping your equipment properly aligned will extend its life and reduce potential downtime due to machine breakdown. Misalignments contribute to approximately 1/3 of all bearing failures. Don't let a misalignment slow you down.


What can happen?

The effects of misalignments can be costly. Here are some of the many things that can happen:

  • Seal failures
  • Bearing failures
  • Coupling failures
  • Energy loss
  • Excessive heat
  • Bent shafts
  • Electrical failure within a motor due to overload


why you should get an alignment:

  • Minimizes the potential for bearings to wear prematurely
  • Minimizes premature wear of couplings
  • Can aid in reduced energy costs
  • Potential life extension of machine by reducing wear, failures and vibration.

Why you should have pmt perform alignments on your equipment

PMT has been providing alignment services to Nebraska and the surrounding states since 1997. We have used our experience to help numerous customers avoid the unwanted and unexpected costs associated with improper alignment.


With the proper alignment, several issues can be resolved before machine failure; saving you thousands of dollars in repairs, replacement equipment and unscheduled downtime. Our trained professionals not only will align your equipment properly, but they will send you a report on what all was performed. Most importantly you will have the peace of mind that you equipment is safe and will maximize production efficiency. If you are planning on installing new equipment, call PMT to assist in installation, balances and alignments. Contact us today to learn more on how we can help save you time and money.