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Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday weekend. If you have an industrial repair, remember, we are available 24/7/365 at 330-747-2639.

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Looking through the glass: a history on safety glasses

 

Today, walking into an industrial repair shop like CMT, one will notice everyone in safety glasses, but it wasn’t always that way. Safety glasses are worn by personnel in manufacturing, construction and medical occupations, among others. Today, there are prescription safety glasses and safety glasses made in a variety of materials that are lighter and […]

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Stomp on the history of the steel-toed shoe

 

Prior to the invention of steel-toed boots during World War II, workers wore leather boots or wooden clogs. It was only in the 20th Century that safety issues were brought to the forefront and addressed. Before, it was cheaper to replace an employee than to enact costly safety measures. As liability costs soared during these […]

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How do you keep magnets safely within their designed operating range?

 

Simply by paying strict attention to the magnet’s duty cycle. Duty cycle is the time the magnet is in use. More specifically, duty cycle is the percentage of time a magnet is to receive its rated voltage in any 10-minute period. Most magnets are designed to operate at a 50 percent or 75 percent duty […]

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Surge testing provides comprehensive motor winding analysis

 

Electric motors can and do fail while in service. If motors are not monitored on a frequent basis, a failure can lead to a forced outage. Such outages are often very costly production stopping events. In order to maximize service life, a motor can be inspected with an instrument known as a Static Motor Analyzer, […]

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CMT wins city beautification award

 

CMT is proud to be a business winner in the ninth annual Youngstown CityScape beautification awards. Sharon Letson, executive director of Youngstown CityScape, said CMT has “an impeccable kept lawn and fun yard art.”

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Potato. Potatoe. Centrifugal castings. Babbitt Bearings.

 

Babbitt bearings are integral to all heavy industrial machinery. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors and large power generators (like those in power plants). The […]

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Specialty equipment repaired for power generation plants

 

Motors are often designed for specialty work and many are found in public utility power generation plants. This example may resemble a flying saucer at first look, but in fact is a purpose-built 2500 HP motor designed to drive a low-speed circulating water pump. These motors are part of a permanent installation and can be […]

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Lifting magnet repair available at CMT

 

CMT is experienced in the design, rewind, manufacture and repair of any lifting magnet or separator roll. Related field service capabilities range from generators and controls the design of new material handling systems. Our Lifting Magnet Division repairs your lifting magnets in its 17,000-square-foot facility with cranes through 15 tons. CMT has designed and built an exclusive […]

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Happy Birthday, CMT!

 

Happy 30th birthday to CMT! City Machine Technologies, Inc. opened its doors on August 9, 1985, with one location and two employees. Today, we have a campus consisting of three buildings, three warehouses, a 14-vehicle-fleet and 75 employees! For 30 years, City Machine Technologies, Inc. has been in operation providing a variety of services to […]

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