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Hi Tek has done an excellent job for us over the last 7 years in regards to quality, pricing and turn around time. Because of this excellent service we still have not purchased in-house equipment and have no plans to in the future.

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22000 pound Overhead Bridge Crane

April 3rd, 2014

Our facility is equipped with a 22000 pound overhead bridge crane to allow for unloading large and heavy parts in a safe manner. Large flat bed trucks can be backed under the 14 foot hook height 10 ton crane.

22000 pound overhead bridge crane

Pneumatic Belt Grinder

March 3rd, 2014

A 75 kw natural gas power turbine rotor is two plane balanced. Weight removal is by pneumatic belt grinder. The grinder is mounted to the tool post grinder to control the grinding and keep within the specified material removal zone.

pneumatic belt grinder

A 75 kw natural gas power turbine rotor is two plane balanced. Weight removal is by pneumatic belt grinder. The grinder is mounted to the tool post grinder to control the grinding and keep within the specified material removal zone.

HI-TEK Balancing is a Leader in Engineering

February 3rd, 2014

We’re in print! Check out HI-TEK Balancing in Design World magazine! Just click the image to view a larger version.

HI-TEK Balancing is a Leader in Engineering

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Large Freshwater Pump Impeller

December 6th, 2013

A large freshwater pump impeller for a municipality pumping water from a reservoir to the treatment plant. The arbor was made and fitted in-house and the rotor was balanced to API balancing standards.

Large Freshwater Pump Impeller

22000 pound Overhead Bridge Crane

November 15th, 2013

Our facility is equipped with a 22000 pound overhead bridge crane to allow for unloading large and heavy parts in a safe manner. Large flat bed trucks can be backed under the 14 foot hook height 10 ton crane.

22000 pound Overhead Bridge Crane

400 HP Industrial Fan

October 15th, 2013

A 400 HP industrial fan is completely rebuilt in our shop. A new shaft was machined, the spherical roller bearings were replaced and the bearing clearances were set. The blower wheel buckets were flame-spray hard-coated to prevent further wear. The fan wheel was balanced and the housing was cleaned and painted. The fan has been in service for 4 years without any further attention.

400 HP Industrial Fan

11000 pound Fluid Friction Dynamometer Rotor

September 26th, 2013

11000 pound fluid friction dynamometer rotor resting in our soft bearing high speed balancer. The rotor will be balanced at 1500 rpm. Soft bearing balancers are particularly suited for high precision balancing as they do not have structural resonance problems. This soft bearing machine can easily balance large rotors below ISO g1.0.

11000 pound Fluid Friction Dynamometer Rotor

Large Permanent Magnet Motor / Generator Rotor

August 16th, 2013

Large Permanent Magnet Motor / Generator Rotor being loaded into our custom balancing machine. Under the blue coating there are hundreds of high power neodymium magnets. Permanent Magnet Rotors can create extreme inductive forces in the balancing machine support structure and confuse balancing readouts. HI-TEK has the knowledge how to prevent electromotive forces from damaging the machine and affecting its accuracy.

Large Permanent Magnet Motor / Generator Rotor

What is cylindrical grinding?

May 23rd, 2013

Cylindrical grindingIn our shop we have many types of machines to help us work on equipment of all sizes as well as individual machine parts. Our shop includes a cylindrical grinder, which is a machine that is used to help shape the outside of an object with a specific technique. The concept for cylindrical grinders was first introduced in the 1830s and improved upon for many decades after. To qualify as cylindrical grinding, there are four essential conditions that must be met Read the rest of this entry »

What is broaching?

March 12th, 2013

hitek logoSometimes it’s easy to forget that the industry-specific language that we use every day can be used in a different context to mean something else entirely. Terms like “broaching” don’t really provide any extra details to help you figure out what it means. We have a broaching press (18” travel ) in our shop, but if you aren’t familiar with the machine, you probably don’t know how we can use it to help you.

Broaching is a type of machining that uses a tool called a broach to remove material from metal objects. The broach has many teeth that can come in several different shapes. The two main types of broaching are linear and rotary. These names refer to the directions in which the broach is moved against the metal material. Most broaching presses are linear. Rotary broaches are used in lathes or screw machines. Broaching is a technique that offers great precision, so it’s often used to make unusually shaped pieces.

We have many types of machines in our shop. To see what we can do for you, give us a call today!


 

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