vfd repair

Oil Filter Manufacturer Press Upgrade Project

Most of us are old enough to remember the oil filter commercial tag line, “pay us now or pay us later.” Well, those oil filters are made in a facility in Greenville OH and are stamped out on several large stamping presses. These presses were designed with eddy current clutch and motors to drive the press flywheels to enable variable speed operation. Over the last 30 years, the clutch drives have required high maintenance and were undependable. Now on to the solution; Mark Russell (outside sales) had several meetings with engineering staff with assistance from Dave Whited (product sales), Kim Shellabarger [...]

Oil Filter Manufacturer Press Upgrade Project2020-03-11T17:10:36+00:00

Dough Mixers

We don't just fix large equipment. An opportunity recently came to Horner Louisville from a company who leases out Pizza dough mixing machines to Pizza stores along with other Restaurant equipment. As you can well imagine, these machines are treated like Rental Cars as nobody considers them their property and they’re not maintained very well. Horner Louisville secured the business after a competitor in Louisville took advantage of the situation and had increased their price to stratospheric levels. The units originally came in to Horner Louisville to have us check out and repair the motors which resulted in either a recondition [...]

Dough Mixers2020-03-06T14:37:07+00:00

Slurry Pump Project

We have a local gravel pit and asphalt operation near our Springfield OH repair shop. Over the years, we have built a solid relationship with this customer, doing field service, motor and mechanical repairs. This project started in September of 2016 when Dave Whited and Karl Hoppe met with the corporate engineer and local management about ways to improve power factor. Initially, we looked at PF correction capacitors and then into AC drives as a way to improve power efficiency. The slurry system consists of three pumps – a fresh water pump, a sand pump, and a waste pump. All part [...]

Slurry Pump Project2019-09-03T15:59:21+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

1500 HP DC Drive Changeout

One of our Horner customers had a mid 70’s Reliance Engineered Drive with an AB PLC-5, it was operating a Banbury Mixer application. The existing drive was damaged in a minor fire and was only operating on 3 out of 6 caps. Due to the damage and loss of pertinent feedback to monitor quality, our customer made the decision to replace the existing drive with a new Bardac DC drive. Bardac was chosen due to the availability of the drive which was 2 weeks out on an expedited basis. No other drive company could provide delivery inside 16-18 weeks. David Whited, [...]

1500 HP DC Drive Changeout2019-08-29T16:27:42+00:00