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Centrifugal castings or Babbitt bearings? Both words mean the same, and CMT can make them

 

  Babbitt bearings are vital to all heavy industrial machinery. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors and large power generators (often found in power […]

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Pop quiz: What is this?

 

What is this thing? A paint mixer? A drive motor from a locomotive? A robot? This is a specialty high speed gearbox, used on a turbine generator at a public utility company for producing electricity. The gearbox is a speed increaser, and it drives the exciter unit for the generator. Babbitt bearings are installed in […]

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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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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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What does City Machine do?

 

City Machine, a Youngstown, Ohio based company, was founded in 1985 for the purpose of servicing, repairing and restoring industrial equipment of various types. Electric motor repair is the core of the business of City Machine. Other equipment like pumps, gearboxes and fans are driven by electric motors. City Machine services this other equipment both […]

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Journal bearings keep industrial machines running smoothly

 

A journal bearing is designed to support a rotating shaft in a piece of electrical or mechanical equipment. The area of the shaft supported by this bearing is called the bearing journal. The shaft rotates in the bearing while a layer of lubricant separates the two parts to stop friction and make it run smoothly. […]

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Rotating high speeds call for Babbitt bearings

 

Babbitt bearings are found in heavy industrial machinery, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors, large power generators – anything high speed that rotates. Babbitt bearings are often times called centrifugal castings and their terms can be used interchangeably. Basically, Babbitt bearings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at a high speed while molten […]

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Potato. Potatoe. Centrifugal castings. Babbitt Bearings.

 

Babbitt bearings are integral to all heavy industrial machinery. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors and large power generators (like those in power plants). The […]

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Pop Quiz: What are centrifugal castings?

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the G forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that have […]

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What are centrifugal castings?

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the g forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that […]

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