A customer who makes counter weights for fork trucks called Horner after a safety incident. One of their old exhaust fans has a failure and a blade from the prop fell to the manufacturing floor. The customer knew they not only had to replace the roof- top fans but needed to rethink the design for safety of the workers. So instead of 1 fan being repaired they decided all 4 rooftop exhaust fans would be redesigned. Fan and Fabrication came up with an aluminum safety screen that would be welded on the underside of the fans. This new custom safety screen [...]
A cup manufacturer in Kentucky needed seven exhaust fans replaced, but needed it to be done and still keep production in operation. To shut down production would be too costly. This type of plant is considered to be a food plant which means the underside of the fan openings had to be tarped to prevent dirt and debris from falling onto the machines below. The day of the job the wind was blowing at 27mph. The plant has a policy that once the wind reaches 30 mph no crane operation could be used. The wind held steady and Horner Fan and [...]
A hospital in Indianapolis needed to replace a very old kitchen exhaust fan and ductwork. This was a joint effort between Horner Fan and Fab and Horner Field Service led by Sales Jeff Wilson. Horner Field Service did the bulk of the work while Horner Fan and Fab reconfigured a Greenheck direct drive fan and new ductwork and louver. The controls were changed from a simple on/off to a VFD that was tied into the building management system as well as reprogramming of the VFD to achieve the desired CFM of air flow. Thanks to everyone who worked over a weekend!
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 [...]
When our customers are “boxed” in, Horner has the unique ability to assemble resources from Multiple Horner locations to get them back up and running. In this case, our customer literally makes thousands of boxes a year in the form of Kitchen and bathroom cabinets. As a major supplier to the (2) largest home improvement chains in the United States, that makes for a lot of Boxes! In this case, our customers largest exhaust fan drawing air off of their paint booths failed the Dodge 3-15/16 bearings on the 52” diameter fan. The air off the booths is run through a [...]
Horner Fan & Fabrication had been involved with the rebuild and repair of an existing furnace fan earlier in 2018 at an Aluminum Manufacturer. The project was stressful due to time constraints and very expensive for the customer. This experience led Horner Sales to suggest to the customer that they needed a back-up plan in the event they had another fan go off line. This led the customer to approach Horner about building them a fan that could be used for just such occasions. The existing furnace units used at the plant were manufactured in Germany. Although the plant had many [...]