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Oil Filter Manufacturer Press Upgrade Project

Most of us are old enough to remember the oil filter commercial tag line, “pay us now or pay us later.” Well, those oil filters are made in a facility in Greenville OH and are stamped out on several large stamping presses. These presses were designed with eddy current clutch and motors to drive the press flywheels to enable variable speed operation. Over the last 30 years, the clutch drives have required high maintenance and were undependable. Now on to the solution; Mark Russell (outside sales) had several meetings with engineering staff with assistance from Dave Whited (product sales), Kim Shellabarger [...]

Oil Filter Manufacturer Press Upgrade Project2020-03-11T17:10:36+00:00

Pallet/Mulch Manufacturer Rescue

A Saturday at midnight Horner rep Dennis Cardwell received a call from a local pallet/mulch maker saying that their 750 HP motor had broken the shaft. Dennis set into motion after hours to see if a motor could be located only to find the motor was a special OEM build and we could not quote the motor. Not being satisfied with this Dennis contacted Craig Hallett (Inside Sales Manager) for a meeting to see if we could find a motor that would come close and perhaps do some modifications. As it turns out we located a stock 800HP TECO-Westinghouse motor with [...]

Pallet/Mulch Manufacturer Rescue2020-03-05T19:33:38+00:00

Horner Rescues Motor Manufacturer Hit by Tornado

A motor manufacturer that produces motors for the rail industry. Their facility in Dayton OH was devastated by a tornado on Memorial Day weekend, last year. Since then, the Horner Industrial Springfield Division has been assisting their engineers to get their products tested and prepared for shipment to their customers. Last month, we were asked to start up a program to wind new 100 HP fan stators for the customer. They sent one of their winding engineers to our shop for a week to teach us their winding methods and materials. The engineer was a winding supervisor at the Springfield shop, [...]

Horner Rescues Motor Manufacturer Hit by Tornado2020-03-05T19:11:07+00:00

Aluminum Plant Outage

In June of 2017 an Aluminum plant contacted us to begin the early planning stages of their outage which was scheduled for January 2018. The customer was about to undertake the most involved outage on their primary mill and wanted Horner’s exclusive involvement. The outage was a success despite the very large scale and daunting tasks assigned. All work was coordinated by Ralph Coonce of field service. If you’ve ever seen Ralph in action during an outage I don’t have to explain that he doesn’t just show up. He’s elbow deep in the actual work turning wrenches or any another task [...]

Aluminum Plant Outage2019-09-09T17:28:00+00:00

Motor on Fire : Open Frame DC Motor With A Burned Brush Holder

Horner Industrial received a call from a Steel Producing Customer that they had a large open frame DC motor with a burned brush holder on a motor. Troy Elder (Fort Wayne) was our “first responder”, grabbing a Megger, and camera, he rushed to the customer site to help them out. However, when he arrived at the site, he knew they were in real trouble. The motor had gone to ground and had caught fire, but unbelievably, it was still running when they realized they had a problem. Troy contacted MFS who assembled a crew at a moment’s notice to travel to [...]

Motor on Fire : Open Frame DC Motor With A Burned Brush Holder2019-09-03T14:48:55+00:00

Marine Field Service Work: Riverboat

The first week of July is always the busiest week for our field service group. As luck would have it, I received a call from two customers for field service work – on the water. Service Call #1: I consulted with Rich Streitmarter, Ralph Coonce and Jim Delawder and of course, our field service resources were tapped out. Jim offered to pull a new field tech, Gabe Mercuri, from a job if I could assist him as Gabe has only been with us for about a month. The good news was that Gabe has a lot of mechanical and hydraulic experience [...]

Marine Field Service Work: Riverboat2019-09-10T16:00:16+00:00

1500 HP Aggregate Mill Motor

A large aggregate company in Southern Indiana that Horner Industrial has serviced for years contacted Horner as they had a 1,500 HP 180 rpm Open Frame AC Wound Rotor/Synchronous motor that needed to be removed, rewound, and reinstalled. This motor was manufactured in the 1950’s and it was one heavy piece of iron. (42,000lbs) Once it was removed, transporting it posed a challenge to Horner’s Logistics Department as it had to be transported on a special “low-boy” semi-trailer due to its size. We had to make sure that it would pass under all the overpasses on I-65 from Louisville to Indianapolis. [...]

1500 HP Aggregate Mill Motor2019-09-10T16:00:16+00:00

Power Plant 7000 HP ID Fan Motors

          A Power Plant Customer’s Generating Station is located outside of Sullivan Indiana about 45 minutes South of Terre Haute. This coal fired plant went on line in 1982 operating two units producing 1080 megawatts. Horner’s shop in Terre Haute has been doing repair work for them since before the plant was operational. They continue to be a strong customer after almost 40 years. Each year they shut down one unit for maintenance so motors come into our shops for repair and Horner’s field service divisions are involved with removals and installations. Most motors are on a [...]

Power Plant 7000 HP ID Fan Motors2019-09-10T16:00:16+00:00

2000 HP DC Shredder Motors

A recycling scrapyard in Dayton, OH had a few problems with one of two 2000 HP DC motors. The outboard motor was going through brushes and they were having flash-over issues causing field coil damage. The 2 motors are coupled together to run a shredder that shreds anything from cars, and scrap iron, to office furniture etc. The customer’s spare motor was sent to our shop at Washington Street to make sure the motor was ready to go when it was switched out with the motor needing repair. Washington Street bought and installed a new coupling and then sent the motor [...]

2000 HP DC Shredder Motors2019-09-09T18:03:25+00:00

Hydro Generating Station: Oregon

In January 2018, the Springfield Division was contacted by a large electrical contractor to quote a hydro generator collector ring assembly repair and replacement. The contractor received a RFQ to replace the Hydro Generating Station, in Ashland, OR, excitation system. Included in the work scope is the removal, refurbishment, and installation of the generator collector ring assembly. By the end of February, we received a PO to perform the work. A trip in May was scheduled for Jim Delawder & I to job walk thru at the hydro generating station. The job walk confirmed the generator collector ring assembly location on [...]

Hydro Generating Station: Oregon2019-08-29T16:21:49+00:00
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