fan restoration

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

Obsolete Fan Wheel Fabrication

An OEM is an original equipment manufacturer. When manufactures decide to discontinue products or goes out of business, it has the purchasers and users of the product searching for solutions when they need another one. At Fan and Fab, Horner has an ace in its sleeve. We are able to fabricate obsolete fans and parts for our customers. Above is a 67” fan wheel that was sent to us from a customer. It was severely damaged and the OEM was no longer in business. Fan was able to document all the components and develop a CAD file, then laser cut the [...]

Obsolete Fan Wheel Fabrication2020-03-05T20:01:02+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