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Gearing up with gearboxes

 

What’s a gearbox? Gearboxes are mechanical devices that use gears and shaft assembles to provide speed from a power source like an electric motor to another machine. Gearboxes are used for many different purposes. Gearboxes transmit torque and RPM to specific mechanical equipment. Gearboxes drive steel-making conveyors, roll assemblies in paper mills and coal feeders […]

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Fan, motor and industrial pump repairs available all summer long

 

Last weekend was the official start of summer. Here at CMT, we work hard to keep you cool and you on the golf greens! You might not realize it, but electric power for your A/C is transmitted to you (a consumer) and large industry via substations that use large transformers. These large transformers at the […]

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CMT’s machine shop offers manufacturing and repair of industrial parts and assemblies

 

CMT’s machine shop is a 17,000-square-foot building with cranes through 20 tons ready to serve you. The skilled machinists in our fully equipped machine shop use the latest equipment to create the most reliable repair or replacement components possible. This, along with our cost-effective and innovative methods of restoring or enhancing machine performance, is a […]

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Opening the door to CMT’s scrap magnet shop

 

Need a scrap magnet rewound or serviced? CMT’s scrap magnet shop is experienced in the design, rewind, manufacture and service of any scrap magnet or separator roll. CMT’s scrap magnet shop is 17,000-square-feet with cranes to 15 tons. A full operational test is performed on every scrap magnet we manufacture or rebuild. Our attractive force […]

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Industrial crane brakes can be remanufactured

 

Industrial crane brakes are often used until the brake shoes wear out. The shoes from industrial crane brakes can be repaired and re-lined to like-new condition. CMT’s machine shop can restore these industrial crane brake shoes by cleaning, sandblasting, Magnaflux testing and machining new bushings. These shoes pictured will be remanufactured to new specification, with […]

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Save the Earth this April with electric motor rewinds

 

April is Earth Month, and we can think of nothing more greener than an electric motor rewind. An electric motor rewind can be done to make a motor workable again without the high cost of a new motor. At CMT, we can rewind a motor in an emergency, which means your downtime is minimal. Usually, […]

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Babbitt bearings power heavy industrial equipment

 

Heavy industrial machinery relies on Babbitt bearings. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings that are made with certain types of alloys. These alloys are melted down and cast to make the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for compressors, turbines, electric motors and large power generators. Babbitt bearings are also called centrifugal castings.

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CMT’s field machining crew can come to you

 

Need something fixed that’s too big to move? In a time crunch? City Machine Technologies, Inc.’s field machining division is available day or night. CMT has four fully-equipped service vans that deliver the amenities of our shops to your door. Our field machining trucks have hardware, safety equipment and all the tools needed for your […]

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Bigger, faster, better: That’s what journal bearings are used for

 

Journal bearings are nothing more than a journal rotating in a bearing. A journal is essentially a shaft. The shaft rotates in the bearing with a layer of lubricant that separates the two parts. Lubricant used in journal bearings prevents metal-to-metal contact and is also used for a dampening effect which makes the engines and […]

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Babbitt bearings used for high speeds in heavy industrial machinery

 

Heavy industrial machinery uses Babbitt bearings. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made from different alloys that are melted down and cast to make the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for rotating equipment at high speeds. Some examples of where Babbitt bearings are used include: turbines, electric motors, compressors and large power generators. Babbitt bearings […]

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