SKF Marine - Specialist Machine Alignment and Mounting Services

Company Name:
SKF Marine - Specialist Machine Alignment and Mounting Services
Contact Name:
SKF Marine Industry Service Centre
+31 180 483828
Mobile Phone:
+31 180 483829

SKF Marine provides specialist machine alignment and mounting services within the power industry. The company has been in operation for 25 years and is staffed with highly trained, experienced employees.

The SKF strength is that it can measure, detect and solve alignment problems.

A main cause of machinery failure is improper alignment. Generally, misalignment is caused by inadequate measurement techniques, an improper foundation or degradation of the foundation.

Alignment and mounting of rotating machinery

The company is experienced in the erection of rotating and critically aligned machinery from all major manufacturers, in all kinds of industries. The reference list of aligned and chocked applications by the ISO 9001:2008 certified company includes:

  • Compressors
  • Bearings
  • Diesel engines
  • E-motors
  • Gas engines
  • Gas turbines
  • Gearboxes
  • Generators
  • Gensets
  • Packaged units
  • Pumps
  • Steam turbines
  • Turbines
  • Winches

Gas turbine and shaft alignment - 24/7 worldwide services

As well as SKF's well-known shaft alignment service using laser alignment equipment, the company receives an increasing amount of orders for the alignment of General Electric LM5000 and GE LM6000 gas turbines.

The company can also provide more advanced geometrical measurements, such as parallelism, straightness, flatness, perpendicularity and line bore. 3D measurement with the Sokkia MONMOS Total Station and FARO Laser Tracker is part of the company’s service portfolio. This is an overview of the available services and products:


  • Alignment with laser, strain gauge, jack load technology
  • 3D measurements with total station and laser tracker
  • Engineering, shaft alignment calculations and procedures
  • Supervision, mounting, on-site machining services
  • Customizable alignment training programs


  • Vibracon® SM, adjustable steel chocks Mounting and installation service
  • Steelshim, stainless steel shims and kits
  • Epocast, two component chocking compounds
  • ShaftDesigner, the shaft calculation software

Vibracon machinery mounting chocks

Vibracon mounting chocks are permanent, strong and reusable machinery mounting chocks for all types of rotating or critically aligned equipment. Vibracon mounts are mechanically stiff, which makes accurate alignment simple and quick. The capability of self-levelling combined with the height adjustment feature prevents the possibility of equipment 'soft foot' during the life cycle.

This mounting product has been successfully used for more than 15 years. It is an economical way to establish a mounting plane. The mounting plane is that area where the equipment interfaces with its foundation. This area can be created in a variety of ways, including machining, shimming and pouring.

Advantages of Vibracon

The advantages of Vibracon are that there is no cure time as with a poured chock and no trial and error alignment characteristic of the mill and shim process. In addition, Vibracon is reusable for the life cycle of the machine. Vibracon has many configurations and material options to suit the end-user environment and production-line cost.

World's best save money with Vibracon

The Vibracon® mount has been rigorously tested in the laboratory and the field. In all types of environments and applications under the scrutiny of designers, production managers, OEM commissioning engineers, operators and owners. The Vibracon® works technically and economically for many of the world's best, including Ariel, Alstom, Caterpillar, Centrax, Clark, GE Energy, Kato, MaK, MAN B&W, MTU, Renk, Rolls Royce, Wärtsilä and Waukesha.

Contact SKF for your application and trial examination - because you need to save money!


Contact Details


SKF Marine Industry Service Centre 
Kaartenmakerstraat 7
2984 CB Ridderkerk
Tel: +31 180 483828
Fax: +31 180 483829