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Merry Christmas!

 

We wish you a very Merry Christmas! Remember, CMT is a 24/7/365 operation.  If you have a breakdown or need an emergency repair, call us any time at 330-747-2639.

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Pop Quiz: 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 have […]

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Extending the life of a lifting magnet

 

A number of simple actions can be taken to extend the operating life of a lifting magnet. The following recommendations will help keep your magnet operating properly, avoid costly major repairs and signal if it’s time to get your magnet services by a company who is experienced in the design, rewind, manufacture and service of […]

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What’s a journal bearing?

 

Simply put, a journal bearing is a shaft or journal rotating in a bearing. The shaft rotates in the bearing with a layer of lubricant separating the two parts. Because journal bearings are designed to reduce load friction, they are often used when the load is light and the motion is continuous. With a journal […]

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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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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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A look at CMT’s Industrial Machine Division

 

CMT’s industrial machining division is located at 773 W. Rayen Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a 17,000-square-foot building with cranes through 20 tons. The skilled machinists in our fully equipped machine shops use the latest equipment to create the most reliable repair or replacement components possible. This, along with our cost-effective and innovative methods […]

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Need to solve a difficult problem? Use reverse engineering

 

Reverse engineering is a solution for many challenging situations. The process takes into consideration what exists, for example a motor or mechanical component, and through analysis determines how to duplicate or enhance that item. Reverse engineering can design improvements on the structure, operation and performance of one specific item, or a system of related parts. […]

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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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