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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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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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Gearing up for gearbox repairs

 

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

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Portable machining equipment has many advantages

 

Large pieces of machinery sometimes cannot be removed from a customer’s installation when service is required. When the equipment cannot come to the repair shop, the practical solution is to have the repair shop come to the equipment. CMT’s portable machining equipment allows on-site repairs to be made, therefore saving valuable downtime. Portable machining equipment […]

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