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Shaft alignment calculation and software

Shaft and propeller
Drawing on significant experience with rotating machinery and propulsion shaft services, SKF Marine provides a range of valuable design and calculation services for the marine industry. At the heart of these services is our proprietary state-of-the-art ShaftDesigner software.

ShaftDesigner is a user friendly multi-project, multi-shaft and multi-state 3D Computer Aided Engineering system for ship propulsion train calculations.

The ShaftDesigner software uses a base model to quickly and easily calculate:
  • Shaft alignment
  • Whirling vibration
  • Bending (lateral) vibration
  • Axial vibration
  • Torsional vibration, including an "ice impact feature"
The ShaftDesigner software's main features are:
  • 3D graphical environment for easy visual checks
  • Base model for quick recalculations
  • Multiple modeling possibilities for different purposes
  • Various shaft alignment calculation methods
  • Calculations for various types of vibrations
  • Customizable reports with export options
SKF Marine also offers shaft alignment and vibration calculations as a service.
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