2S3: Shaft alignment fundamentals – 5-step alignment procedure

Mikael Terner, Manager, Easy-Laser AB


Shaft alignment is often overlooked in the maintenance process. It is something that is done in a hurry, just before you have to start up the equipment again with the production manager breathing down your neck. Yet poor alignment is responsible for over 50% of all failures in rotating machinery.
Even though shaft alignment is so important to the whole maintenance process there are seldom written down guidelines and procedures for alignment.
In this presentation we will present the shaft alignment fundamentals and teach the 5-step alignment procedure. If correctly followed you will increase your success rate in alignment and improve on your equipment’s up time.


Mikael Terner holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Before joining Easy-Laser AB he was active in the light metal industry working on large casting automation projects.
Mikael has been with Easy-Laser since 2011 in a technical sales role. In his role he has had the opportunity to travel worldwide and work with a whole host of different industries. Anywhere from Nuclear Powerplants to bakeries!