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John,

I do not advise using the rim-face measurement method, since I prefer the reverse-indicator method when using Dial Indicators.

Try Google Searches:
Search: reverse indicator alignment formula

Search: reverse dial alignment method

Dial Indicator Alignment Procedure

Download the complete, printable document
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Pasted from <http://www.reliabilitydirectstore.com/articles.asp?id=125>

http://www.stiweb.com/appnotes/PDF%20Files/rdia.pdf

Search: reverse dial alignment method excel ss

http://maintenanceforums.com/e...089011/m/89520363373

alignment by rim face method.
A simple excel programme to calculate shims.
it is for rim face method.

Pasted from <http://maintenanceforums.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3751089011/m/57420263373>

I recommend plotting the measurements for either method, since it is real easy to make a mistake with the measurements or with entering the values into a spreadsheet or calculator.

Walt
RM
John the OP,

Following up on Stan's comments:

Search: android app for shaft alignment

https://play.google.com/store/...turlaser.dials&hl=en

Search: iPhone app for shaft alignment

https://itunes.apple.com/us/ap...alc/id364490317?mt=8

Some additional resources:
"This online shaft alignment software helps you to align machinery using the reverse indicator method. Just enter the indicators' readings to obtain the plot of the relative position of the shafts centerlines and the corrections needed."

Pasted from <http://www.cbmapps.com/appshelp/9>

http://www.ludeca.com/brochure...-Shaft-Alignment.pdf
Includes formulas for calculating Reverse indicator Method Alignment -- make your own spreadsheet for PC or Phone

CD Industrial Group Inc.
Simulations and Hands-on Learning Challenges

Pasted from <http://www.carldyke.com/courses/shaft-alignment-reverse-dial>

http://www.reliabilitydirectst...t-Alignment-s/62.htm for alignment kits and calculation computer

Performing accurate shaft alignment requires a lot more than an "app" or spreadsheet!

Walt
RM

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