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CMT services special transformer cooling fan motors

 

Electric power is transmitted to consumers and industry through sub-stations that utilize large transformers. These large transformers require cooling fans, which are especially critical in hot weather. Various types of motors and fan systems are used in these municipal transformers. Utility companies need reliable operation of their transmission equipment. Most of the cooling fan units […]

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A closer look at CMT’s Electric Machinery Division

 

CMT’s Electric Machinery Division is located at 825 MLK Boulevard in Youngstown, Ohio. The buildings have 50,000-square-feet with cranes through 35 tons, in addition to 16,000-square-feet of engineering and technical labs. Providing customers with the latest advances in apparatus rebuilding and testing has been the highest priority of our Electric Machinery Division. Since 1985, CMT […]

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An in-depth look at CMT’s Lifting Magnet Division

 

CMT’s Lifting Magnet Division is experienced in the design, rewind, manufacture and service of any material handling magnet (round or square) or separator roll. The Lifting Magnet Division is located at 448 Andrews Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. The building is 17,000-square-feet with cranes through 15 tons. From large rectangular lifting magnets to salient motor poles, […]

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Need to solve a difficult problem? Use reverse engineering

 

Reverse engineering is a solution for many challenging situations. The process takes into consideration what exists, for example a motor or mechanical component, and through analysis determines how to duplicate or enhance that item. Reverse engineering can design improvements on the structure, operation and performance of one specific item, or a system of related parts. […]

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CMT: Looking for a few good hands

 

City Machine Technologies, Inc. has been in operation since 1985 providing a variety of services to heavy industries throughout the United States and abroad. The electrical, mechanical, machining and lifting magnet capabilities of four highly specialized divisions combine to make us the single source solution for industrial repairs. CMT is looking for talented, motivated and […]

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Control costs by rewinding electronic motors

 

An electric motor rewind can be done to make a motor workable again without the high cost of paying for a new motor. A motor can also be rewound in an emergency, which minimizes a customer’s downtime. For example, if an AC motor fails, it usually means that the insulation or coils were damaged by […]

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Turbine generator components: critical preparation for assembly

 

These components are the bearing brackets or endbells  for a turbine generator used by a public utility company. This generator produces the electricity used by residential and industrial consumers and must remain reliable during operation.  The turbine generator is completely sealed and is pumped full of hydrogen gas to cool the unit while it is […]

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How do you safely test lifting magnets?

 

When inspecting or servicing a lifting magnet, please keep in mind the following safe testing procedures: 1. Lockout/tagout all energy sources prior to testing the magnet. 2. Double-check for voltage at the lift magnet prior to disconnecting it. (1) Verify lockout/tagout. (2) Probe the cable with sharp voltmeter leads or use a tic tracer. (3) […]

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman visited City Machine Technologies, Inc.

 

U. S. Senator Rob Portman visited City Machine Technologies, Inc. today and hosted an employee town hall. Last year, Portman hosted the Energy Jobs Fair in Youngstown, which helped connect Youngstown workers with employers. Portman met Michael Rowbotham, a mechanic and a Marine Reservist, who was hired after the job fair at CMT.

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Cleaning is essential before repairs

 

Almost everything entering an industrial repair shop needs a thorough cleaning to remove mill scale, coal dust and grease. A good cleaning allows CMT’s technicians to properly evaluate repairs that need to be made.  Automated parts washing equipment is used whenever possible. The hot water, high-pressure action and quick cycle times of our automated unit […]

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