Compressor Room Electric Motor

A call came in late Friday from a customer planning to have their maintenance team do an onsite bearing change on a production compressor motor. We had the bearings in stock and set aside for them, however, Monday morning I received a call letting me know that they weren’t able to complete the work in house and requested Horner Field Service to come assist as soon as possible. We sent a team that morning to pull the motor and get it in to the shop for evaluation. Once onsite, they found that the compressor room is not accessible with a forklift. [...]

Compressor Room Electric Motor2022-05-16T11:51:07-04:00

13200 V 2000 HP Vertical Motor

Can you even imagine how many 60,000,000 gallons a day of water looks like? A good-sized bath would hold 40 gallons and a million gallons would be 25,000 baths. A water utility company recently sent in a 13,200V, 2,000 HP Vertical Motor to be rebuilt. Due to Capital Improvement programs the city and the Preventative Maintenance Team said this motor was due for a rebuild. This motor supplies energy for a 60,000,000 gallon a day vertical pump pumping potable water to the city. This facility has been going strong along the Ohio River since 1860. This was a total rewind on [...]

13200 V 2000 HP Vertical Motor2022-01-28T15:24:28-05:00

Finish Ball Mill Motor

A 1350 HP Synchronous Motor out of a cement plant in Ohio was called out to bid and Horner won that bid. This finish mill motor comes out of a cement plant in the ball mill. The ball mill is a big round pipe that is full of steel balls the size of a softball. As the pipe turns it has blades welded on the inside which carry the balls up to the top of a 16-foot diameter pipe and the balls fall to the bottom of the pipe where the rocks are. The weight of the balls smash the rock [...]

Finish Ball Mill Motor2022-01-28T15:09:16-05:00

Horner Named GE Wolong Approved Repair Center

GE Industrial Motors, (GE-Wolong), has granted Horner Industrial the rights to conduct Warranty repair on their Motor Product line. Horner Industrial and GE have had a long-standing relationship over the years. When the GE Motor line was sold to Wolong over two years ago our long-standing relationship with GE was severed and our Warranty status was put into limbo. Horner Industrial is proud to announce that effective October 1, 2021, GE Industrial Motors has once again reinstated Horner Industrial as an approved Warranty Repair Center for their product line. This will allow Horner Industrial the opportunity to work directly with GE [...]

Horner Named GE Wolong Approved Repair Center2022-01-26T23:32:36-05:00

Horner Certified as ABB Value Provider

Horner Industrial locations in Indianapolis and Springfield were recently certified as ABB Authorized Value Providers. The authorization program is a procedure to guarantee that the services the customer receives from ABB Value Providers are on the same leading level and quality of the ABB products both globally and locally. This prestigious award is only given to select ABB service providers in North America. There are less than 10 authorized ABB Value Providers in the nation right now. The program requires a vetting process that includes interviews with management and shop personnel, as well as a very detailed, in-depth, facilities audit which [...]

Horner Certified as ABB Value Provider2022-01-26T22:48:59-05:00

DC Steel Mill Motors

The Horner Springfield division received a call from a steel mill customer, located in Columbus OH. They had a failure on a tandem pair of 850 HP DC motors on their rolling mill operation. Horner Industrial Springfield division had previously rebuilt their spare DC tandem mill motor set, including rewinding one of the armatures. Springfield field service techs removed the failed motors and installed the stored rebuilt motors, at the customer’s site. We also contracted with our local rigger to remove the 16,000 lb. motors and deliver them to our shop. There are still a lot of DC motors in operation [...]

DC Steel Mill Motors2022-01-26T22:35:54-05:00

Cement Plant Raw Mill Motors

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 [...]

Cement Plant Raw Mill Motors2021-02-17T19:59:21-05:00

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?2021-01-10T16:32:56-05:00

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 Fans2021-01-09T21:10:08-05:00

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 Project2020-03-11T17:10:36-04:00

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