Catastrophic failure of critical equipment can be foundation/alignment related. A detailed forensic evaluation can help identify the reason for the failure, as well as provide input into avoiding and identifying potential future failures.
We can inspect a problem machine at short notice, and give a detailed description of the problem areas – these are rarely confined to one fixed “cause”, – and then propose and carry out a repair which addresses all the issues raised.
We have an on-going policy of providing our customers with the best products and the most expert services available in the marketplace at any particular time.
That is why we work hand to hand with a relatively new technology known as Motion Amplification, which has brought about a new understanding of vibration problems and their root cause.
In most cases, the main symptom of grout and foundation problems is high vibration levels of the machine itself, particularly when the trend is upward. Other associated problems will be excessive power consumption, high wear rates on consumables like seals and bearings, and unexplained stoppages.
Alphatec Engineering has been called all over the world to help solve foundation and grouting problems.
This technology is based on a video processing algorithm that detects subtle motion and amplifies it to a level which is visible by the naked eye; this enhances the understanding of the components and interrelationships creating the motion, allowing simultaneously measuring and quantifying of any structural assets (displacement, velocity and acceleration, as needed, at each critical point).
Through an exhaustive review of the documentation, and together with data collected in the field, we managed to generate a condition status of the anchoring system and its components.
After identifying the root of the problem, we focus on the procedures that must be performed to restore the anchoring system of a machine to a condition close to the original, or even better in cases where "original" was really inferior to the standard delivered by international organizations such as API RP 686 or GMRC.