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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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Money Saver Tip: Rewind Electric 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, thus minimizing 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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How do you safety 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 lifting magnet prior to disconnecting it 3. Verify lockout/tagout. 4. Probe the cable with sharp voltmeter leads or use a tic tracer. 5. […]

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What are centrifugal castings?

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the g forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that […]

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How do you make a Babbitt bearing?

 

Babbitt bearings are made in a few simple steps: 1. Bearing shells are restored by melting out the original Babbitt material. The grit is blasted from the shells. The bearing shells are inspected and immersed in a 100% molten tin bath to assure a good bond for the new Babbitt. 2. The prepared shell is […]

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Save money with predictive maintenance program

 

Predictive maintenance programs are designed to head off problems before they start. Certified technicians can tailor a plan to suit your needs and budget, while allowing the maximum uptime of your equipment. Predictive maintenance programs have the ability to diagnose, track, monitor and trend equipment, as well as correct the anomalies that are found, all […]

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Babbitt bearings important to heavy industry

 

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, large power generators (like those in power plants). The […]

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Lifting magnet manufacturing and rebuilding

 

Expand profits by offering your steel, dock and reclamation customers lifting magnet services. Coaching provided for minor testing and repair in your shop. Complete rebuilds and rewinds at ours. City Machine Technologies, Inc. is experienced in the design, rewind, manufacture and service of any material handling magnet or separator roll. State-of-the-art equipment operated by talented […]

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CMT on wheels: we can come to you

 

City Machine Technologies, Inc. offers industrial field services. We have four trucks that are dedicated to field services, such as in-place machining and heavy machinery removal, installation and in-place rebuilding, electrical inspections, on-site motor and generator repair and on-site diagnostics and millwright services. We are equipped to handle commutator or slip ring turning, journal repairs […]

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CMT: We’re more than country music

 

City Machine Technologies, Inc. has been in operation for 30 years providing a variety of services to heavy industries throughout the United States and abroad. The electrical, mechanical, machining and lifting magnet capabilities of our four highly specialized divisions combine to make us your single source solution for industrial repairs. Talented personnel combined with the […]

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