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Describe Effect of misalignment of direct coupled drives.

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Following are the effects of misalignment of direct coupled drives:- 1. There will be excess vibrations. 2. Increase in noise level. 3. Increases in friction loss. 4. The shaft will bent. 5. There will be premature failure of bearing and coupling 6. It will increases maintenance cost. 7. It will increases temperature of bearings. 8. It will increases energy consumption 9. It will reduces overall performance of machine. 10. It will reduces motor efficiency 11. Loose or broken foundation bolts and coupling bolts 12. Increases stresses on coupling & shaft. 13. Early wear & tear of both driving & driven machine.

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