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Machine Support Services

Machine Support Services is the global mechanical service provider for rotating equipment in marine propulsion installations, including:

Installation and inspection of drive line components
Pre-and post docking inspections of drive line equipment, Trouble-shooting for vibration or temperature issues on Root-cause analysis on damaged drive line components
On-site machining
3D measurements
Alignment, chocking and mounting of rotating equipment and shaft components

Alignment Services

Laser alignment of engines, generators and auxiliary equipment
Load inspections of shaft support bearings using jack load tests
Offset and slope of propeller shaft bearings using laser line bore measurements
Deformation of diesel engine crankshaft using crank web deflection measurements
Geometric alignment of thrusters and steering gears
Complete alignment of propeller shaft lines using strain gauges

Chocking Services — Vibracon

Machinery mounting chock for easy and accurate alignment
Ideal for shaft generators, E-motors and shaft bearings
Quick installation and re-adjustable for quick realignment
Eliminates soft foot using angular and height adjustment
Available in Low-Profile, Standard and Treated versions

Chocking Services - Epocast 36

Two-component pourable epoxy resin
Ideal for gearboxes, propulsion engines and stern tubes
Perfectly fitted chock, compensates uneven foundations
No need for machining of foundations
Excellent physical characteristics
Ideal replacement for conventional fitted steel chocks

Chocking services — Celloflex-M

Multi-layer epoxy-based coating system for protection of propeller shafts
Specially developed to protect outboard shaft sections in between bearing locations which are in contact with water
Protects the shafts from corrosion and external damaging
Excellent resistance to shaft torsion and shaft vibration

Mounting Services

Mounting of single components, such as SKF OK hydraulic couplings, SKF / Cooper (split) roller bearings and Simplex stern tube bushes
Mounting of rotating equipment, such as intermediate bearings, gearboxes, engines, generators, etc.
Mounting of complete propulsion shaft lines
Often combined with our alignment & machining services

On--Site Machining Services

Circular milling / turning of flanges up to 5 meters in diameter
Linear milling up to 3 meters in one setup
Commonly used during installation or repair of:
- Slewing bearing foundations of thrusters and cranes
- Foundations for diesel engines or pumps
- Equipment with conventional fitted steel chocks
Line boring up to 1000mm in diameter
Commonly used during installation or repair of:
- Stern tube bearing pockets
- Bearing pockets in gearboxes and thrusters
- Bearing pockets in medium to large size constructions
Often combined with 3D measurements for alignment of the tools
Drilling / turning / honing of bolt holes up to 120mm diameter

    3D Measurements

    Detailed dimensional inspections of small components and bearing pockets of small equipment using Faro Arm
    Detailed dimensional inspections of bearing pockets in medium size equipment using Faro Tracker
    Scan to CAD and CAD comparison (inspection / verification) of large size equipment using Faro Scanner

    Vibration Spot Surveys

    Troubleshooting and pre/post docking measurements to determine machinery condition and possible root cause for issues, including:

    - Mechanical issues, including unbalance, misalignment, bent shafts
    - Structural issues, including loose bolts, foundation weakness, soft foot, improper fit of components
    - Bearing degradation of roller bearings
    - Gear issues, including tooth wear, gear misalignment
    - Electrical issues on E-motors and generators
    - Cavitation / turbulence issues on pumps

    Engineering Services

    Engineering services to support and enhance the in-situ mechanical services, including:

    - Bolting and chocking proposals for Vibracon and Epocast36
    - Alignment target calculations
    - Vibration analysis of measurement data, including machine conditions and recommended actions
    - Complete shaft line installation / alignment procedures
    - FEM modeling of propulsion shaft lines using ShaftDesigner software

    ShaftDesigner Software

    3D FEM software for optimization and troubleshooting of marine propulsion installations, including:

    - Shaft alignment calculations to determine optimum alignment in all specified vessel conditions and reverse calculation of alignment measurement data to provide alignment corrections
    - Lateral, axial and torsional vibration calculations to determine critical running speeds and potential overload of shaft components


    Rolling Bearings
    Mounted Bearing and Housings
    Super-precision Bearing
    Slewing Bearing
    Plain Bearing
    Magnetic Bearing and Systems
    Thin Section Bearings
    Industrial Seals
    Automotive Seals
    Lubrication Management
    Condition Monitoring Systems


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