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The hows and whys of lifting magnets

 

Science Lesson #1: What’s a lifting magnet and how does it work? A magnet is really just a string of wire wrapped around a magnetic core. This string of wire has resistance we call ohms that govern what current, also called amps, flows at a given voltage. All DC magnets obey Ohm’s law and most […]

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Ball bearings make the world go ’round

 

If it’s mechanical and spins, chances are, there’s a bearing in it. Ball bearings and roller bearings are the two most common types of bearings used in industry. Bearings work by rolling between two surfaces to reduce friction. The bearings help shafts and parts rotate in motors and machinery. How to tell if a ball […]

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Preventative maintenance keeps equipment healthy

 

Just as you should be exercising and eating healthy for long-term health, preventative maintenance on equipment is also just as important for long-term health and longevity of a plant. A broken machine is always an unwanted expense. There are costs due to unplanned downtime, lost production and the cost of repairs. A scheduled maintenance program […]

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Predictive maintenance programs head off problems before they start

 

Stay a leg up on costly repairs with a predictive maintenance program. A predictive maintenance program can be tailored for your company to suit your needs and budget while keeping your equipment running. Predictive maintenance programs can diagnose, track, monitor and trend equipment by detecting conditions that show up before they become costly and inconvenient […]

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Your place or ours? CMT can repair your industrial gearboxes

 

Industrial gearboxes run the world. Industrial gearboxes are often used to control the equipment that manufacturers steel and pipe mills. Gearboxes may increase speed, decrease speed or manufacture torque required to drive a larger piece of equipment. Some industrial gearboxes can be serviced in a gearbox repair shop, such as CMT, or multi-shaft gearboxes can […]

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Motors run the world

 

There are very few places in the world where an industrial electric motor isn’t working behind-the-scenes. Industrial electric motors can be found in all shapes and sizes and have many different purposes. Electric motors can move air, generate electricity or supply drinking water. Some electric motors are expected to perform in a wide variety of […]

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Technical services abound with scrap yard magnets, bearings and brakes

 

Some unique technical services that set CMT apart from others include: Gear Inspection: CMT can inspect and provide NDT certification on customer’s existing gears and geared apparatus. Machining large parts: CMT has two 112” mills, which are former World War II-era machines, originally used for making tank turrets, now have electronic controls fitted on them. […]

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Gearing up for gearbox repairs

 

A gearbox is a mechanical device that uses gears and shaft assemblies to provide speed and torque from a power source (like an electric motor) to another machine. Gearboxes are designed in many different configurations for many different purposes. Gearbox repair is required when something in a gearbox breaks or wears out. Gearbox repair can […]

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CMT specializes in generator repairs

 

Industrial generators come in all different shapes, sizes and purposes. A generator does exactly what the name suggests: It generates electrical power. A generator is basically an electric motor driven by another power source such a second electric motor or diesel engine. Generator repairs are often required after a certain number of hours in service. […]

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Save money and increase the life of an industrial lifting magnet

 

In our last blog, we talked about how doing predictive maintenance can save you significant amounts of money in the long run. Today would be a good day to start another new year’s resolution: Take a few simple steps to extend the life of an industrial lifting magnet. By keeping your magnet operating properly, you […]

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