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Environmental Gas Company Repair

An Environmental facility on the southside of Indianapolis draws gases off the large Landfill next door. They then filter, clean and dry the gas and then sells they turn around and sell the flammable gas to Utility companies. Our first call came in to help them with a pilot bearing replacement in the bottom of a tank that holds a mixer blade in place that mixes a solution that scrubs the methane gas to make it cleaner before it is sent to their customer as fuel. Horner’s Field Service Technicians on site discovered a lot of problems going on. The pilot [...]

Environmental Gas Company Repair2021-02-18T18:47:10+00:00

Cement Rock Crusher Project

Several months ago, a Cement Company became concerned about a bearing that was failing on their rock crusher. It should be noted that this customer has only one rock crusher so when it is down, production is also down. There were multiple discussions and planning meetings with the customer as well as behind the scenes as this project was pushing the limits of our equipment. Special thanks go out to the Horner team that planned this job to make it a reality: Jim Delawder, Kim Shellabarger, Dave Whited, Mark Russell and Alan Horner. We estimated a 10 day outage to remove, [...]

Cement Rock Crusher Project2020-03-06T15:17:54+00:00

History of Horner Fan and Fabrication

Indiana Fan & Fabrication operates as a division of Homer. It was founded in 1895 and has been an Indianapolis operation ever since. Thomas Bemis moved to Indianapolis in 1890 and worked several years for a pattern and model maker. The company he worked for manufactured special machinery parts, provided drafting and engineering services, and made patterns for various castings. The firm also acted as “inventors’ assistants,” manufacturing practical models of new inventions and supplying working drawings and blueprints. Bemis seems to have marketed the Triumph Exhaust Fan, which was used in laundries, engine and boiler rooms, theaters, and packinghouses. One [...]

History of Horner Fan and Fabrication2020-03-05T18:55:40+00:00

Catwalk Maintenance Platforms

A facility management group for a major electrical grid distribution network for the Eastern and Midwestern area of the country, called Fan and Fabrication to build and deliver two catwalk maintenance platforms. Upon Horner Fan and Fab’s completion of the job, the customer tried unsuccessfully to find someone to install them. The reason being is that the platforms consisted of two sections approximately 5 feet wide and 9 feet long weighing in at 800lbs each. The platforms had to be lifted 13 feet off the floor, around, up and through conduit, fans, sprinkler heads, fire detection sensors, uniststrut, and other obstacles [...]

Catwalk Maintenance Platforms2020-03-05T18:48:06+00:00

Non Standard 2000 HP Mill Stand Motor

What makes the Horner Motor Division stick out from most motor shops besides the breadth of services it offers is its ability to fix and problem solve non-standard motors and equipment. We employ some of the best winders and mechanics whose knowledge is incomparable. We received a 2000 HP Mill Stand motor from an aluminum plant for repair. Fractures were found in the risers exiting the commutator bars with a design from Siemens that would definitely be considered “non-standard.” Many of the design characterizations were due to lots of horsepower in a fairly small frame. We replaced the commutator, windings, and [...]

Non Standard 2000 HP Mill Stand Motor2020-03-05T18:06:06+00:00

Disturbing The Peace: Exhaust Fan Noise

A Printing Company in Crawfordsville, IN contacted Horner Fan and Fab after getting multiple complaints from neighbors about the noise the facility was making. The noise was contributing to an exhaust fan that pulls the shredded paper from the inside of the building and puts the paper into a hopper. When the air came out of the building through the exhaust it sounded like a jet engine. With the plant running 24/7 you can see why there were complaints. Brad Snodgrass went out to the plant and took measurements, looked at the round airducts, looked at the exit ducts, and took [...]

Disturbing The Peace: Exhaust Fan Noise2020-03-06T14:42:01+00:00

Dredge Motors

A gravel pit in Petersburg, KY contacted John Baumann (Sales) with a problem. They had 2 motors on a dredge. A particular dredge is a floating clam shell type bucket that pulls gravel off the bottom of a lake. The motors drop and pull up the bucket from the bottom of the lake. The team at the gravel pit wanted to upgrade from a wound rotor motor and convert it to a new induction motor to be controlled by a VFD. They also wanted to upgrade the controls to eliminate a diesel generator and go to shore power. If they run [...]

Dredge Motors2019-09-09T18:01:36+00:00

Aluminum Manufacturer Exhaust Fan Build

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 [...]

Aluminum Manufacturer Exhaust Fan Build2019-09-10T16:00:18+00:00
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