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STRAIN GAGE ALIGNMENT

STRAIN GAGE ALIGNMENT IS PERFORMED TO MEASURE BOTH THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL BEARING REACTIONS IN SHAFTING SYSTEMS. THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES TO USING THE STRAIN GAGE METHOD. TYPICALLY THERE IS NO DISMANTALING OF EQUIPMENT. ONCE THE STRAIN GAGES ARE INSTALLED, MULTI BEARING SYSTEMS CAN BE MEASURED BY ROTATING THE SHAFT. CALCULATIONS CAN THEN BE MADE TO MOVE BEARINGS TO OBTAIN AN OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT.