An interactive tutorial on detecting and correcting shaft misalignment

Jason Tranter, Mobius Institute


Most people believe that if the 2X vibration increases you have misalignment. That is why misalignment is often misdiagnosed. This presentation will explain how to confidently diagnose misalignment using spectra and phase. Next, we will discuss how to correct misalignment using a shaft laser alignment system. Using a series of animations, the basic process of measuring the misalignment, performing a rough alignment, checking and correcting soft foot, and dealing with a bolt bound and base bound situation will be explained.


Jason Tranter is the founder and Managing Director of Mobius Institute.  Jason is the author of the majority of the Mobius Institute training courses and e-learning products covering reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance topics.  Titles include iLearnReliability, iLearnVibration, iLearnAlignment, and iLearnBalancing.  Vibration analysis classroom and distance learning courses follow ISO 18436-2 Category I – IV.

Mobius Institute has training centers in over 60 countries, and also provides certification through the ISO/IEC 17024 accredited organization, Mobius Institute Board of Certification.  Mobius has direct offices in Australia, Europe and the United States with over 20 employees.

Mr. Tranter has been involved with this field of work since 1984.  He has worked with people in a variety of industries to help improve reliability and implement successful condition monitoring programs.  He is an Australian delegate to ISO TC 108/SC5 “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems”.

Jason has written numerous articles and presented at conferences around the world. Jason has also been awarded “best presenter” at numerous conferences, including at the previous two Euromaintenance conferences. Thousands of people have viewed Jason’s Webinars and YouTube videos on the Mobius YouTube channel.