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Dynamic balancing: important part of repair jobs

 

Dynamic balancing is simply the practice of spinning a rotating apparatus, such as a drive shaft or armature at a high rate of speed in a balancing machine. Vibration is reduced by subtracting or adding weight. A balancing machine is outfitted with sensors, and once a rotating piece has been brought up to the pre-determined […]

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High volume repairs cost effective for steel mill motors

 

Many steel mills utilize specialty DC motors as part of their operation. These motors drive the rolling tables that move red-hot steel slabs through the rolling mills. The rolling mills then reduce the steel  slabs to thin finished steel coils, ready to be sold to customers. Depending on the rolling operation, several hundred motors may […]

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CMT services special transformer cooling fan motors

 

Electric power is transmitted to consumers and industry through sub-stations that utilize large transformers. These large transformers require cooling fans, which are especially critical in hot weather. Various types of motors and fan systems are used in these municipal transformers. Utility companies need reliable operation of their transmission equipment. Most of the cooling fan units […]

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It’s Veterans Day. Thank a vet.

 

Today, we honor the sacrifice and service of our veterans, who are America’s great heroes. If you enjoy your freedom, please thank one of our very own veterans today! We thank them for their service to our great country! Roger A – USAF Ed D – Navy Paul G – Navy Dave H – Army […]

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A closer look at CMT’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 advances in apparatus rebuilding and testing has been the highest priority of our Electric Machinery Division. Since 1985, CMT […]

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Day or night: CMT does it all

 

City Machine Technologies, Inc. has been in operation for over 25 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 […]

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What is a Babbitt bearing and how do you make them?

 

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

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman visited City Machine Technologies, Inc.

 

U. S. Senator Rob Portman visited City Machine Technologies, Inc. today and hosted an employee town hall. Last year, Portman hosted the Energy Jobs Fair in Youngstown, which helped connect Youngstown workers with employers. Portman met Michael Rowbotham, a mechanic and a Marine Reservist, who was hired after the job fair at CMT.

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Lifting magnets transport steel and scrap vehicles in industry

 

A lifting magnet does exactly what it says: it’s an electromagnet that can pick up or lift metal objects. A lifting magnet has magnetic properties in its electrified coil and is normally attached to a crane. The crane then positions the magnet above the objects and the magnet is energized. Lifting magnets vary in size. […]

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What sets CMT apart

 

City Machine Technologies has some unique services that set it apart from others. Gear Inspection: CMT is capable of inspecting and providing NDT certification on customer’s existing gears and geared apparatus. Machining large parts: Among CMT’s machine tools are two 112” mills, which are former World War II-era machines that were originally used for making […]

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