automotive plant repair

Automotive Parts Manufacturer Hydraulic Failure

A large automotive parts manufacturer had a failure of a barrel and piston rod assembly on a die cast machine from overuse and lack of maintenance on their part. The Hydraulic division had several conference calls with the customer to talk about different options. Finding materials to complete this job was very challenging and the customer was in a bind due to their expensive contract penalties that were to incur if they fell too far behind. The parts were found in Italy and the Cincinnati Hydraulic Shop team sprang into action and got the customer back to manufacturing. This showcases the [...]

Automotive Parts Manufacturer Hydraulic Failure2023-03-13T10:17:48-04:00

Automotive Plant Hydraulic Issues

An automotive manufacturer was having failures that were caused by heavy gouges and wear in their hydraulic cylinder walls. Another issue was that the rings would break on the piston and cause damage. This is on the application that puts the molten aluminum under pressure and then the rod and piston slam the aluminum into a die to create a transmission case. The customer was buying new sets of barrels/tubes, rods, and pistons at the manufactures price getting very expensive. This is where our Hydraulic Cylinder Repair shop comes into play. They were able to repair the rods and piston assemblies [...]

Automotive Plant Hydraulic Issues2022-01-28T16:25:37-05:00

Out Of Production Lock Nuts

One of Horner’s customers is a major supplier of automotive grade aluminum for major manufacturers of car and truck bodies. After the aluminum passes through a set of rolling mills to reduce the material thickness, the sheet passes through an annealing furnace to reduce material stresses from the rolling process. The annealing furnaces have fans circulating the furnace hot air to evenly distribute the heat to prevent hot spots. This particular fan assembly from one of the annealing furnaces had experienced a bearing failure. The shaft was initially sent to Horner Washington St to evaluate the damage to the main shaft. [...]

Out Of Production Lock Nuts2022-01-26T23:07:37-05:00
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