Steel Rolling Tandem Mill Motor

A steel manufacturer sent in a steel rolling tandem mill motor after the armature equalizer insulation had failed to ground due to age and time of service. The bearings, bearing journals, and bearing housings were severely damaged. A team of different Horner Divisions came together to complete this project. Machining Services did an extensive amount of machine work on the shaft and bearing housing. They also turned and undercut the armature when the rewind was completed. Fan and Fabrication manufactured new bearing seal inserts. Horner Coatings sprayed and machined the shaft and bearing housings. They also did the welding of the [...]

Steel Rolling Tandem Mill Motor2022-05-16T11:59:45-04:00

Horner Coatings Keeps Plastic Shopping Bags In Production

A plastics company called us out to examine two shafts used on the wash line hopper on their recycled product lines. They take used plastic and create new hard pellet material that combine with other raw materials to make plastic bags used for retail. This hopper is the first in the wash line where the material is cleaned. These small shafts have a dual bushing design that in theory, should be grease lubricated and would wear as the machine operated. This would lead to the eventual need to replace bushings on the shafts but that would have been anticipated by Preventative [...]

Horner Coatings Keeps Plastic Shopping Bags In Production2022-05-16T10:36:48-04:00

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

Horner Coatings Saves Customer $75,000!

The process Horner Industrial uses on pumps and pump parts maintains efficiency longer than not coating a pump and it extends the life of the equipment five-fold. It’s also less expensive, in most cases, than purchasing a new part. The pictures on the right are an example of a job we recently had in house. All the parts are 48” multi-stage pump parts, (this company only shipped us the parts). The first picture is a before picture of the suction bell, the second picture is the restored suction bell with our ceramic coating process and sprayed bronze on the wear ring. [...]

Horner Coatings Saves Customer $75,000!2022-01-26T22:26:12-05:00

Horner Industrial: Peerless Pump Authorized Service Provider

The Horner Industrial Group is proud to announce the prestigious recognition of being appointed as an Approved Service Provider, by Peerless Pump, Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement became effective on January 23rd, 2020 and is assigned to Horner Industrial’s 940 S. West Street facility. As a result of this appointment, the Horner Industrial Group is now authorized by Peerless Pump to provide Factory Warranty and after-market repairs on all pumps currently and previously manufactured by Peerless Pump. The agreement is effective throughout Horner Industrial Group’s current trading area. The agreement also allows the Horner Industrial Group the opportunity to provide new, factory [...]

Horner Industrial: Peerless Pump Authorized Service Provider2020-03-18T16:53:32-04:00

Motor Steel Bases at Pumping Station

We were called to a very rural pumping station in Kentucky. We had to remove two motors from there for repair. When those motors were removed, there were some real issues discovered with the steel bases they were mounted on. One was over filled with grout, and actually bedded the motor into the grout. The grout had actually flown up in between the fins on the bottom of the motor. The correction of this may be a future article, but without correction, this motor will never be able to be moved for alignment! The point of this article is to discuss [...]

Motor Steel Bases at Pumping Station2020-03-06T14:28:18-05:00

Total Restoration of Wastewater Pump Impeller Using Horner’s ThermalLoct Process

The pictures shown are from a recent job that was just completed for one of Horner’s customers. The impeller in the pictures is part of a sewage pump that had been in use for years and was removed from service when it finally failed. Picture #1 shows the 16” impeller in it’s “as received” condition, (cleaned of course). As you can see, the wear ring was broken completely off of the impeller, which is what caused the failure. What you can’t see is that the metal on the impeller is so thin you could poke a screwdriver through it in some [...]

Total Restoration of Wastewater Pump Impeller Using Horner’s ThermalLoct Process2020-03-05T18:36:19-05:00

Horner/Peerless Pump Partnership

Horner Industrial Group is proud to announce the prestigious recognition of being appointed as an Approved Service Provider, by Peerless Pump, Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement became effective on January 23rd, 2020 and is assigned to Horner Industrial’s 940 S. West Street facility. As a result of this appointment, Horner is now authorized by Peerless Pump to provide Factory Warranty and after-market repairs on all pumps currently and previously manufactured by Peerless Pump. The agreement also allows Horner the opportunity to provide new, factory certified replacement parts as well as the opportunity to re-certify a Peerless Pump once the repair has been [...]

Horner/Peerless Pump Partnership2020-03-05T18:49:53-05:00

60 HP Integral Vertical Pump Motor (Water Cooled) Assembly

A Louisville customer recently brought in a 60 hp integral vertical motor pump assembly where the motor was water-cooled. The circulation tubes running through the stator had clogged with lime buildup causing the motor to overheat which resulted in the motor windings being burned to a crisp. The customer came in to witness the teardown and to discuss options to prevent future unplanned downtime, as this had happened numerous times before. As it turns out the customer has four of these same pumps in remote locations without monitoring devices so there’s no way for them to tell when the water stops [...]

60 HP Integral Vertical Pump Motor (Water Cooled) Assembly2019-08-29T16:14:43-04:00

Why Thermal Spray Is Not The Same As The “Old Metal Spray”

The Coatings Department, like all our divisions, make Horner Industrial different and give us an advantage over our competitors. Many of our customers and shop employees know what metal spray is, since it has been around for awhile, but most don’t know why our Thermal Spray makes us a leader in our industry. Most believe that Thermal Spray is the “Powdered Metal Spray” process under a new name, BUT, they ARE NOT THE SAME. To help you differentiate between the two processes I’ve included pictures of the guns used to apply both, Twin Arc Thermal Spray and Powdered Metal Spray. As [...]

Why Thermal Spray Is Not The Same As The “Old Metal Spray”2019-09-18T15:37:16-04:00

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