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Gearing up for gearbox repairs

 

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

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Scrap yard lifting magnet: From White House to Hollywood

 

The same 3,500-pound yellow scrap yard magnet from City Machine Technologies, Inc. that was on the South Lawn of the White House for the Made in America Product Showcase in July 2018 will be on the upcoming episode of MythBusters Jr on the Science Channel Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. The MythBusters Jr crew […]

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Sometimes you just can’t help but buy new lifting magnets

 

As we anxiously await the MythBusters Jr episode starring our lifting magnet, let’s chat about new lifting magnets. Sometimes, magnets are so badly damaged that they are deemed uneconomical to repair and are replaced with new, rebuilt or used magnets. At CMT’s magnet production facilities, we offer: -Conductor straightening and reprocessing -Electrified core magnet rewinding […]

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Happy Thanksgiving and shop Small Business Saturday!

 

CMT wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for our customers, associates and our friends. Take a moment to count your blessings tomorrow. We likely have more than we realize. And, after all that turkey is gone, Shop Small on Saturday! Small businesses employ more than half of the country’s workforce, so go […]

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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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Rulli and Baldwin speak to small business group at CMT before elections

 

This week, small business owners met with Michael Rulli, director of operations for Rulli Brothers, and a candidate for the 33rd Ohio Senate district to talk about the business climate in Youngstown at CMT. Also on hand was Judge Craig Baldwin, running for Ohio Supreme Court.

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CMT: Happy Manufacturing Day!

 

Happy Manufacturing Day! Manufacturing Day is the first Friday in October. What better way to celebrate manufacturing then telling you what CMT does…and it has nothing to do with Country Music Television! Established in 1985, CMT offers a number of maintenance and production-related services and capabilities. We pride ourselves on being one of the most […]

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Small Business Administration toured CMT

 

It was a great honor to give Linda McMahon, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, a tour of CMT today. CMT used an SBA loan to start the business in 1985 and another one in 1995 to expand the business. McMahon was given a tour of the building that was purchased with the […]

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CMT is attracted to scrap yard lifting magnets

 

A scrap yard lifting magnet does just that: pick up or lift metal objects. Scrap yard lifting magnets have magnetic properties in the electrified coil and are normally attached to a crane. The crane then positions the magnet above the objects and the magnet is energized. Besides scrap yards, lifting magnets are also used in […]

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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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