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Cement Fan Repair

The Springfield Division received a call from a Cement Company just before the Memorial Day weekend, for help with a large 8’ diameter propeller style fan that self-destructed. The fan lost one blade and bent over 6” of the rest of the blade tips. Mark Russell and Kim Shellabarger had a meeting with the plant manager on Friday and learned that the request was for a “patch job” with no warranty, just to get them up and running until they could acquire and install a new fan. We were also informed of the high production loss per day, while this fan [...]

Cement Fan Repair2020-03-06T15:50:04+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

From Scrap To Like New

A brick manufacturer had a large fan that pulls air, brick and cement dust thru an overhead duct system into a bag house then through the fan and up a stack. The baghouse requires cleaning frequently and during the cleaning cycle the baghouse is bypassed and the material goes through the fan. This causes buildup on the fan blades and thus an imbalance and vibration. The vibration is so severe it cracks the motor base, bearing base and fan housing. The customer has attempted to deal with this by filling the fan base with concrete, welding large angle iron to the [...]

From Scrap To Like New2019-09-03T20:16:15+00:00

Cabinet Manufacturer “Boxed In”

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 [...]

Cabinet Manufacturer “Boxed In”2019-08-29T16:18:44+00:00