Machining Services received a 20 foot Germ Twin Screw one Sunday night with a broken drive end shaft and worn opposite drive end bearing.
A Germ Twin Screw is used for moving corn from the third to second floor of the plant. This is where it conveys the germ from the corn from the surge hopper to the fluid bed driver. Then it goes from there to the Franino Press to extract the moisture from the germ. The company this belongs to makes food ingredients.
The old shaft of the screw was cut out and a new one manufactured. The opposite drive end journal was welded and machined to size. The gear was pressed off the broken shaft and returned to the customer to reuse.
This screw was turned around and delivered for install at 3am on Wednesday morning.