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Stan Riddle

Stan Riddle
  • Profession: Technical Trainer
  • Expertise: Machinist and Millwright
  • Years Of Experience: 30+
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Stan Riddle is a Technical Trainer for VibrAlign.  He has over 30 years experience as a machinist and millwright, working for such companies as R. J. Reynolds, Weyerhaeuser, and Tyco.  He is a certified Level III Vibration Analyst with the Vibration Institute, and is also certified in infrared and ultrasonic inspection.

Posts By: Stan Riddle

  1. Bolt Bound, and the Elusive “Leaning” Bolt
  2. Precision Alignment and Paint Just Don’t Play Well Together
  3. Alignment Challenges on Small Positive Displacement Pumps
  4. If You MUST Cut a Shim…
  5. A Problem Waiting to Happen
  6. Take Two to Minimize Soft Foot
  7. Minimizing Soft Foot in the Stationary Machine
  8. Don’t Ignore the Signs of Misalignment
  9. Alignment Considerations of Machines with Stiff Elastomeric Couplings
  10. Loosening the Coupling Bolts before Measuring for Misalignment
  11. Angular Misalignment Tutorial
  12. Should I Mount My Laser on the Hub or the Shaft?
  13. When Should I Replace A Coupling?
  14. How to Minimize Base Bound or Bolt Bound Conditions
  15. Speed Up Your Alignment by Measuring Your Shim Thicknesses
  16. Shaft Alignment, and Mechanical System Inspections
  17. Coupling Assembly and Maintenance
  18. Alignment of Vertical Pumps
  19. A Plea for Maintenance Training
  20. Please Don’t Beat Your Motors!
  21. Shaft Deflection and Alignment
  22. It’s All About That Base!
  23. Aligning Vertical Pumps
  24. Is Precision Shaft Alignment Really Worth The Time?
  25. Aligning a Machine that is Experiencing Vibration
  26. What Size Shims Should I Use?
  27. Does Using a Torque Wrench Make Alignment More Accurate?
  28. Machinery Alignment Changes!
  29. Pipe Strain, and Its Effect on Shaft Alignment
  30. Jacking Bolt Tips

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