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Assessing soleplate condition and restoration

Publication date: 
December 2006
Tom Bishop, P.E., EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist
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We'll begin by clarifying what is meant by a "soleplate." In this article, the soleplate is the steel plate or baseplate on which an electric motor or similar rotating machine is mounted. In addition to issues related to soleplate condition assessment and restoration, the article will also cover other areas related to the concrete foundation upon which the machine and soleplate are mounted.