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Pump Repair Shop Now ISO Certified

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 [...]

Pump Repair Shop Now ISO Certified2021-01-10T17:28:51+00:00

Toshiba Drive Assembly

        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 [...]

Toshiba Drive Assembly2021-01-10T17:23:47+00:00

5,000KVA Transformer Failure

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 [...]

5,000KVA Transformer Failure2021-01-10T17:16:22+00:00

Plastics Company Gearbox and Roll Application Upgrade

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 [...]

Plastics Company Gearbox and Roll Application Upgrade2021-01-10T16:50:22+00:00

Cement Plant Fan on a Kiln

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 [...]

Cement Plant Fan on a Kiln2021-01-10T16:41:03+00:00

Centrifugal Force – What Is It?

The words “centrifugal force” were first used in the year 1698, so it is far from a new concept. A dictionary definition is “the apparent force that is felt by an object that is moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation.” We have all felt the effects of centrifugal force when we are driving our car or truck and turn a corner at a high rate of speed. As long as we are moving in a straight line, we do not feel this force but when we exit the highway at a high rate [...]

Centrifugal Force – What Is It?2021-01-10T16:32:56+00:00

Horner Warehouse Offers Valuable Storage Opportunities

A Cement Plant was working on a project where customers can visit their site day and night for ready to use product using an automated system. The holding facility is larger than a grain silo and filled with powder cement. This project is worth millions of dollars and has been put on hold due to COVID-19. The Plant Engineer had a problem, the equipment to run the project was still being built and delivered. He reached out to Horner’s Warehouse to help store and maintain this equipment until the project resumes. We were able to get in contact with Powell Electrical [...]

Horner Warehouse Offers Valuable Storage Opportunities2021-01-10T16:20:00+00:00

Coated Spool for Chemical Plant Praises Coatings

It’s nice to hear from customers time to time whenever something works better than they expected. A chemical company came to Horner Coatings with a problem a couple years ago. The problem: a double flanged spool part that attached to an absorption tower with a pipe that enters the tower to aid in protection of the tower nozzle. The material in the pipe is SO2 gas and there is some water present from the blowers that supply air for combustion. When the water and SO2 react they make sulfurous and sulfuric acid. The spool was only lasting 8-10 weeks before having [...]

Coated Spool for Chemical Plant Praises Coatings2021-01-09T21:40:55+00:00

Roof Mounted Exhaust Fans

A Warehouse and Logistics Company was having electrical problems with three roof mounted exhaust fans. Apparently when installed they had been wired incorrectly. Time took its toll and the units eventually stopped working. The electricians who were called in to evaluate the unit, contacted Horner to evaluate the unit from a mechanical perspective. As suspected, the fans had been installed incorrectly as well. Upon inspection by Horner the following issues were found: incorrectly wired motors – causing failure and incorrectly mounted frames – causing belt wear, sheave deterioration and bearing failure. The customer had the units removed from the roof and [...]

Roof Mounted Exhaust Fans2021-01-09T21:10:08+00:00

Keeping a Plane Safe at 35,000 Feet

Aircraft Engines are the beating heart of an airplane. We, as passengers expect them to run free of mechanical errors and keep us safe in the air no matter what happens: bad weather, geese, etc. The manufacturers of these engines test them extensively to make sure they are built well. Horner gets to be involved somewhat in keeping those testing facilities up and running. An aircraft engine manufacturer needed repair and maintenance on a 6,000 HP Compressor Motor. The compressor furnishes air for testing aircraft engines. It is run on a Dynometer which we have also repaired in the past. The [...]

Keeping a Plane Safe at 35,000 Feet2021-01-09T00:04:12+00:00
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