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Gearing up with gearboxes

 

What’s a gearbox? Gearboxes are mechanical devices that use gears and shaft assembles to provide speed from a power source like an electric motor to another machine. Gearboxes are used for many different purposes. Gearboxes transmit torque and RPM to specific mechanical equipment. Gearboxes drive steel-making conveyors, roll assemblies in paper mills and coal feeders […]

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Save the Earth this April with electric motor rewinds

 

April is Earth Month, and we can think of nothing more greener than an electric motor rewind. An electric motor rewind can be done to make a motor workable again without the high cost of a new motor. At CMT, we can rewind a motor in an emergency, which means your downtime is minimal. Usually, […]

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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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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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Electric motor repair and re-engineering in the Valley

 

This 3,000 horsepower, 4,000 volt, 900 RPM AC induction fan motor’s fabricated frame showed signs of fatigue and stress.  The small movements allowed by a worn out frame structure can often lead to early winding failure and Babbitt bearing failure.  Additional structural reinforcement was needed prior to replacing the windings and/or bearings.  The photos show […]

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