A customer recently sent in a gearbox that is part of their rolling mill. The rolling mill uses a metal alloy to make engine bearings for large Diesel engines. This line on the mill brings in thicker material and rolls it out thinner to the desired thickness. Much like a rolling pin does with dough. The problem with the gearbox was when it was put under load it would vibrate like crazy. When the gearbox ran unloaded it ran smooth. It was found that the shaft was bent, and the gears were in bad shape. We worked with a quality manufacturer [...]
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It’s cement outage season in Indiana with Horner doing work in Greencastle, Louisville, Logansport, Speed, and Mitchell IN. A Central Indiana cement plant is conducting their largest Maintenance and Repair outage in 20 years. They needed to replace an entire section of both the kiln and raw mill. The company brought in a 700-ton mobile crane to the plant site requiring 78 semi loads of support to set up. The time needed for these extended kiln and mill repairs allowed the customer to do all other outage work in the same 6-week timeframe. Washington Street, Terre Haute and HMS are all [...]
A Cement Plant in Louisville decided to purchase a spare 4500 Hp motor for their Raw Mill to back up a motor that had been in operation for years. A Raw Mill is a piece of equipment used to grind up materials into a raw mix during the manufacture of cement. The raw mix is then fed to a kiln, which transforms it into clinker, which is then ground to make cement in the cement mill. The company did their due diligence and sought out quotes for a replacement motor. When all of the quotes came back, they were surprised at [...]
An Environmental facility on the southside of Indianapolis draws gases off the large Landfill next door. They then filter, clean and dry the gas and then sells they turn around and sell the flammable gas to Utility companies. Our first call came in to help them with a pilot bearing replacement in the bottom of a tank that holds a mixer blade in place that mixes a solution that scrubs the methane gas to make it cleaner before it is sent to their customer as fuel. Horner’s Field Service Technicians on site discovered a lot of problems going on. The pilot [...]
In September of last year, John Baumann (Sales) and Jim Delawder (Field Service Coordinator) inspected a ski lift at a ski resort located north of our Springfield OH shop. The resort had recently been purchased by a large conglomeration of ski resorts, located in Vail Colorado, and the new owners realized the need to update their ski lift motors and controls at this particular resort. After a complete inspection and some discussion, we quoted an upgrade package for one of their ski lifts, consisting of a new Toshiba motor, ABB drive, and other control components. John and Jim did a great [...]
Horner Industrial is excited to announce that their Pump Shop has achieved and received ISO 9001-2015 Certification! This is great news for Horner Industrial as the vast majority of our competitors are not. When a company is certified as being ISO 9001 it means that the organization is required to define and follow a quality based management system that requires them to identify areas of improvement and to take action toward those improvements. As a result, it’s typically understood that an organization stating that they’re ISO 9001 certified means that they’re an organization with products and services that meet a certain [...]
We are in the process of working on a project at a major University. What’s interesting is what they’re going to be using the equipment for once we’re completed. The Toshiba Medium Voltage Drive assembly has been put in place. It is 27 feet long and 8 feet tall. The unit is fed with 13,999 V power that reduced to 4160V through a built-in transformer that powers power to the 4160V VFD section of the unit. Horner Field Service Techs Rick Collins and Gary Anderson were able to set and connect the equipment on site with the [...]
An Iron and Metal Recycling Facility, Located in Dayton, Ohio called and had a transformer fail and was asking for help. I contacted Don Morris to asked for his assistance. Between Don and Mike Butler, we decided to get Springfield Field Service involved. Jim Delawder and I were to make a site visit, collect photos and information to feed back to Don for evaluation. Dan Sneary showed up on site and did a temporary repair to get the transformer back on-line. In the meanwhile, Matt Velandingham was able to source a replacement transformer. The new transformer had a 50 working day [...]
An Indiana Plastics Company used a single chain, with a multiple sprocket setup to control their process equipment. They wanted to upgrade their systems to modern equipment and have the ability to vary the line speed. The customer decided to use (1) motor/gearbox and VFD per roll to allow for independent control. Horner was able to provide Sumitomo motor/ gearboxes and Horner Machining Service designed and machined a new drive shaft and coupling for each roll. These 8’ long 20” diameter rolls are water cooled so Machining Services had to figure out how to allow water to flow through the drive [...]
A Cement Plant in Ohio had a fan that is subjected to major abrasive wear due to the particulate in the atmosphere at the plant. Erosion on this fan causes this but they found it worse than normal. This was found during a short outage on a Kiln. Horner Fan and Fab and Horner Machining Services worked together to make this job a success. Heidi and Darrel worked together with their teams to pull off an amazing amount of highly skilled decisions and experienced work to make this job come together in the time frame we were given. Right down to [...]