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Precision Brand Products, Inc. Sof’ Shoe  Shim Can Solve Your Angular Soft Foot Alignment

Precision Brand Products, Inc. Sof’ Shoe Shim Can Solve

Your Angular Soft Foot

Alignment Problems!

Precision Brand Products, Inc. Sof’ Shoe  Shim Can Solve Your Angular Soft Foot Alignment

Precision Brand Products, Inc. Sof’ Shoe Shim Can Solve

Your Angular Soft Foot

Alignment Problems!

Ordinary/Parallel Soft Foot

Ordinary/Parallel Soft Foot

Ordinary/Parallel Soft Foot

Ordinary/Parallel Soft Foot Even gap between the foot and base.

Even gap between the foot and base.

Ordinary/Parallel Soft Foot

Ordinary/Parallel Soft Foot Even gap between the foot and base. All four corners of the foot

Even gap between the foot and base.

All four corners of the foot are on the same plane

Angular Soft Foot

Angular Soft Foot

Angular Soft Foot

A condition that refers to uneven or irregular gaps between the foot and base.

Angular Soft Foot A condition that refers to uneven or irregular gaps between the foot and

Angular Soft Foot

A condition that refers to uneven or irregular gaps between the foot and base.

Shim Pack
Shim Pack

Poorly machined/ sprung foot

Angular Soft Foot

A condition that refers to uneven or irregular gaps between the foot and base.

Shim Pack
Shim Pack

Poorly machined/ sprung foot

Corroded and/or irregular base

Angular Soft Foot

A condition that refers to uneven or irregular gaps between the foot and base.

Shim Pack
Shim Pack

Standard shim packs do not compensate for Angular Soft Foot.

Angular Soft Foot Robs Productivity,

Shortens Motor Life, and Increases Maintenance Demands

Angular Soft Foot Robs Productivity, Shortens Motor Life, and Increases Maintenance Demands

Angular Soft Foot Robs Productivity,

Shortens Motor Life, and Increases Maintenance Demands

Shortens Motor Life, and Increases Maintenance Demands Driven machine, originally in alignment, experiences shaft

Driven machine, originally in alignment, experiences shaft wobble when connected to improperly aligned motor.

Angular Soft Foot Robs Productivity,

Shortens Motor Life, and Increases Maintenance Demands

Shortens Motor Life, and Increases Maintenance Demands Driven machine, originally in alignment, experiences shaft

Driven machine, originally in alignment, experiences shaft wobble when connected to improperly aligned motor.

Improperly aligned driver motor causes shaft wobble.

Why is Angular Soft Foot so destructive?

Why is Angular Soft Foot so destructive?

Why is Angular Soft Foot so destructive?

Why is Angular Soft Foot so destructive? Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Motor Twist & Foot Movement

Motor Twist & Foot Movement Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the

Tightening a motor foot that has Angular Soft Foot forces the foot to make contact with the base, creating unwanted stresses on the motor housing through the motor’s leg. These stresses can distort the motor housing and twist bearings, bending the shaft and causing shaft wobble.

Angular Soft Foot will cause:

Angular Soft Foot will cause:

extra strain on the bearings and seals

eccentricity of the motor air gap, reducing efficiency and increasing heat

excess strain and wear on couplings

Ultimately, the result will be premature

bearing failure and shorter motor life.

How can you recognize Angular Soft Foot?

How can you recognize Angular Soft Foot?

How can you recognize Angular Soft Foot?

How can you recognize Angular Soft Foot? Inconsistent flat rise readings during alignment indicate Angular Soft

Inconsistent flat rise readings during alignment indicate Angular Soft Foot. Check the gap under each corner of the foot with feeler gage. If the measurements are not the same, the motor may have an Angular Soft Foot condition.

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”?

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”? Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser

Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser readings may measure the spring of a foot

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”?

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”? Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser

Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser readings may measure the spring of a foot and not the actual ordinary, co-planar flat rise.

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”?

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”? Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser

Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser readings may measure the spring of a foot and not the actual ordinary, co-planar flat rise. Standard shimming simply lifts the problem

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”?

Have you ever “Chased Your Tail”? Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser

Correcting for Soft Foot based on inconsistent dial or laser readings may measure the spring of a foot and not the actual ordinary, co-planar flat rise. Standard shimming simply lifts the problem, leading to a continual repetition of the process often called “chasing your tail”.

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot?

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake

Step Shim

(Labor intensive and can shake loose)

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot?

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake

Step Shim

(Labor intensive and can shake loose)

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot?

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake

Step Shim

(Labor intensive and can shake loose)

Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake loose) Re-Machine (Costly and impractical for larger

Re-Machine

(Costly and impractical for larger motors and turbines)

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot?

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake

Step Shim

(Labor intensive and can shake loose)

Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake loose) Poured Epoxy (Significant downtime and lost

Poured Epoxy

(Significant downtime and lost production)

Poured Epoxy (Significant downtime and lost production) Re-Machine (Costly and impractical for larger motors and

Re-Machine

(Costly and impractical for larger motors and turbines)

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot?

What are the traditional cures for Angular Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake

Step Shim

(Labor intensive and can shake loose)

Soft Foot? Step Shim (Labor intensive and can shake loose) Poured Epoxy (Significant downtime and lost

Poured Epoxy

(Significant downtime and lost production)

Poured Epoxy (Significant downtime and lost production) Re-Machine (Costly and impractical for larger motors and

Re-Machine

(Costly and impractical for larger motors and turbines)

Now, the most cost effective and practical solution to Angular Soft Foot is Sof’ Shoe shim.

Now, the most cost effective and practical solution to Angular Soft Foot is Sof’ Shoe 

Now, the most cost effective and practical solution to Angular Soft Foot is Sof’ Shoe shim.

solution to Angular Soft Foot is Sof’ Shoe  shim. Poorly machined sprung foot Corroded and/or

Poorly

machined sprung foot

to Angular Soft Foot is Sof’ Shoe  shim. Poorly machined sprung foot Corroded and/or irregular

Corroded and/or irregular base

Shim Pack

Sof’ Shoe shim fills in any uneven gaps between the foot and base

shim fills in any uneven gaps between the foot and base Poorly machined sprung foot Corroded

Poorly

machined sprung foot

fills in any uneven gaps between the foot and base Poorly machined sprung foot Corroded and/or

Corroded and/or irregular base

Shim Pack

How does Sof’ Shoe shim work?

How does Sof’ Shoe shim work?

• It’s made of a specially formulated elastomer

Cold flows and sets to fill any irregular gaps between foot and base

Creates total surface contact

• It is an “instant” step shim

What makes Sof’ Shoe shims so effective?

What makes Sof’ Shoe shims so effective?

• Unique properties retain about 50% of it’s flexibility allowing it to conform to any shape

Takes a permanent set after ten to fourteen days under standard bolt torque compression

Enables instant motor startup after alignment

Stable to 225 degrees Fahrenheit

Sof’ Shoe shim Catalog Products

Two thicknesses

.020”=Blue & .045=Yellow •Four motor shim sizes

2”, 3”, 4” & 5”

Catalog Products • Two thicknesses .020”=Blue & .045=Yellow • Four motor shim sizes 2”, 3”, 4”

Sof’ Shoe shim Catalog Products

Two thicknesses

.020”=Blue & .045=Yellow •Four motor shim sizes

2”, 3”, 4” & 5”

• Four motor shim sizes 2”, 3”, 4” & 5” UPC No. Shim Size Slot Size

UPC No.

Shim Size

Slot Size

Thickness

Color

Pcs. Per Pkg.

49105

2" x 2"

5/8"

.020"

Blue

10

49125

2" x 2"

5/8"

.045"

Yellow

10

49110 3" x 3" 3/4" .020" Blue 10 49130 3" x 3" 3/4" .045"
49110 3" x 3" 3/4" .020" Blue 10 49130 3" x 3" 3/4" .045"
49110 3" x 3" 3/4" .020" Blue 10 49130 3" x 3" 3/4" .045"
49110 3" x 3" 3/4" .020" Blue 10 49130 3" x 3" 3/4" .045"
49110 3" x 3" 3/4" .020" Blue 10 49130 3" x 3" 3/4" .045"

49110

3" x 3"

3/4"

.020"

Blue

10

49130

3" x 3"

3/4"

.045"

Yellow

10

49115

4" x 4"

1-1/4"

.020"

Blue

10

49135

4" x 4"

1-1/4"

.045"

Yellow

10

49120

5" x 5"

1-5/8"

.020"

Blue

10

49140

5" x 5"

1-5/8"

.045"

Yellow

10

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Precision Brand Products, Inc. 2250 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA Phone: (630) 969-7200

Precision Brand Products, Inc.

2250 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA Phone: (630) 969-7200 (800) 535-3727 FAX: (630) 969-0310 E-Mail: precisionbrand@pbrand.com web: www.precisionbrand.com To download a Sof’ Shoe brochure click here

Precision Brand Products, Inc. 2250 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA Phone: (630) 969-7200

Precision Brand Products, Inc.

2250 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA Phone: (630) 969-7200 (800) 535-3727 FAX: (630) 969-0310 E-Mail: precisionbrand@pbrand.com web: www.precisionbrand.com To download a Sof’ Shoe brochure click here