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Part 2: Remanufactured crane brakes are available at a fraction of the cost of new

 

Last week, you learned CMT’s remanufactured brakes give you manufacturer’s new quality at a fraction of replacement cost. Over the years, we have developed our own special set of modifications for different manufacturer’s brakes to extend their life in the field. Many of these take the form of synthetic bushings, case hardening pins and specialized […]

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Benefits of CMT remanufactured industrial crane brakes part 1

 

Did you know CMT remanufactured crane brakes give you manufacturer’s new quality at a fraction of replacement cost? Remanufactured crane brakes costs normally range from 70% for small brakes to 30% for large units versus replacement. All brakes feature a one-year warranty – the same as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Because we remanufacture, not […]

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CMT’s main division is our motor repair shop

 

CMT’s motor repair shop 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 motor repair shop. Since 1985, CMT […]

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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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Crane brakes, magnet take-up reels repaired at CMT

 

Before the invention of cranes, how were tourist attractions such as Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza created? In early years, stones were dragged with sledges, ropes, ramps and levers. The pulley was invented by ancient Mesopotamians for hoisting water. The Romans built temples with winches. By the end of the 17th Century, tread wheel […]

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Crane brakes play important part in industrial equipment operations

 

Overhead crane brakes are designed to provide stopping power for large industrial cranes. These specialized devices are a critical safety element of any crane. They vary in size and style, but the purpose is the same. The safety factor of these brakes is often overlooked by others that claim to be knowledgeable about crane brakes. […]

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Stop: What’s a crane brake?

 

Crane brakes play an integral role in the safe operation of industrial equipment. When moving material with overhead cranes, it is essential the brakes are in working order, just like the brakes in your car when you need to make a sudden stop. Remanufacturing industrial crane brakes and returning them to original manufacturer’s blueprint specifications […]

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Crane brakes help in the safe operation of industrial equipment

 

When moving material with overhead cranes, it is essential the brakes are in working order, just like the brakes in your car when you need to make a sudden stop. That being said, crane brakes play an important role in the safe operation of industrial equipment. Remanufacturing industrial crane brakes and returning them to original […]

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What is a crane limit switch?

 

A crane limit switch, or crane power limit switch, is a safety device designed to prevent the over-travel of a crane hoist. The limit switch is operated by contact with the crane hook block. When activated, the limit switch  interrupts  power  to the lift motor. This prevents the hook block from colliding with the cable […]

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In-depth look: Electric Machinery Division

 

  In this third blog, we will take a deeper look into City Machine Technologies, Inc.’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 […]

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