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PRUFTECHNIK recently selected AME/Advanced Mechanical Enterprises as Florida's authorized distributor for PRUFTECHNIK laser alignment & condition monitoring equipment.

Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 26, 2017

As their authorized distributor, AME will service PRUFTECHNIK’s current Florida customer base, while also growing it. Besides facilitating the sales of equipment, they’ll also be the source for accessories, and provide service, repair and calibration services, along with training for new users. Some of PRUFTECHNIK’s cutting edge technologies AME will be representing include the VIBGUARD, a comprehensive online vibration analysis condition monitoring system, and the ROTALIGN TOUCH – a high-end intelligent laser alignment system used for many versatile applications.

“Being chosen as PRUFTECHNIK’s Florida distributor is a huge honor for AME. Our core mission is to improve efficiency and machinery reliability, so this partnership falls right in line with that,” Said Richard Merhige, President, AME. “I’ve personally been using their equipment for 30 years, and as vibration specialists and proponents of preventative maintenance, there’s nothing on the market that compares to PRUFTECHNIK.”

PRUFTECHNIK invented laser alignment systems and is the world’s largest supplier of them. They’ve also pioneered the use of the technology to numerous fields and is now a leading solution provider for the maintenance of rotating equipment. PRUFTECHNIK’s portfolio of products and services ranges from the condition monitoring of machine health and diagnostics through to corrective solutions such as alignment and field balancing.

AME’s business model for growth over the next few years includes increasing their representation of products that provide superior solutions and complement the services we provide. Their portfolio has included Windrock Diesel Engine Condition Monitoring Equipment since 2009 and Wartsila Seals and Bearings since 2012.

“PRUFTECHNIK Group - USA and Canada are extremely proud to announce our partnership with Advanced Mechanical Enterprises, the new exclusive PRUFTECHNIK factory-direct sales representative for Florida. Rich Merhige, Christine Battles and their exceptional team bring years of industry experience and engineering excellence to serve our Florida customers! The future is bright in the sunshine state!” Tim English, Managing Director, PRUFTECHNIK Group


Advanced Mechanical Enterprises/AME is a marine and industrial engineering services company specializing in predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance for marine propulsion systems/ running gear and rotating and reciprocating machinery for industrial applications. AME uses the most cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to provide industry-leading diagnostics, maintenance, and repair services. All work is performed in accordance with the standards set forth by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers/SNAME, so you know you’re getting a real solution with us, not a quick fix. Good engineering practice is the foundation in which AME operates, and we proudly stand by our work. The AME technical team is comprised of hands-on degreed field service engineers, certified vibration analysts and alignment technicians. The shop team has mechanics, welders, machinists, and hydraulic technicians. We’ve been in business for over 25 years, under the management of President/Owner, Rich Merhige, a highly respected specialist in vibration who’s been commissioned the world over to consult of some of the most complex projects on everything from yachts, workboats, pumping stations, power plants, and industrial/manufacturing facilities.

AME is a recognized external specialist for condition monitoring by ABS and is the authorized Florida distributor for Windrock Diesel Engine Condition Monitoring Equipment, Wartsila Seals and Bearings, and PRUFTECHNIK Laser Alignment and Condition Monitoring Equipment Services include:

  • Shaft Torque & Power Measurements
  • Geometric Laser Hull Deflection Measurements
  • Fabrication, Welding, Machining & Line Boring
  • Hydraulic Service & Repair
  • Vibration & Noise Surveys
  • Laser, Optical & Strain Gage Alignment
  • Diesel Engine Condition Monitoring

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