Custom fabrication to repair rotating machinery can help add years to the life of equipment that may be too expensive – or even impossible – to replace easily. If your equipment has rotating parts, chances are good we can refurbish or repair it with our comprehensive custom fabrication services, saving you time and money.
Rotating equipment can take a beating in many commercial and industrial settings. Heavy use, constant loads, and spotty maintenance can all take a toll on the performance and reliability of turbines, pumps, gearboxes, compressors, and other machinery with rotating components. When it breaks down, we can often design and fabricate replacement parts that are better and will last much longer than the original equipment.
Rotating shafts are especially subject to stresses and strains that can eventually cause them to go out of balance and fail. Fortunately, shaft repairs are a specialty here at HI-TEK and sometimes custom fabrication is a solution that enables the shaft to be repaired in place. In our experience, producing a custom thick wall sleeve and inventing a different bearing arrangement using brackets and different style bearings is the answer. Shaft sleeve kits for onsite fabrication can usually be produced from photographs and basic measurements taken by on-site maintenance personnel. The sleeve kit can straddle the worn area, eliminating the need to replace the shaft, minimizing equipment downtime and unnecessary expense.
We offer custom fabrication services for heavy commercial power equipment and rotating components in either our facilities or yours, depending on the size and installation of the machinery. Our certified welders are highly experienced in GTAW, SMAW, and GMAW processes and can capably repair just about any damaged and disabled rotating machinery. Their fabrication expertise and experience enables them to make fast, efficient, and cost-effective repairs that will have your equipment back in service quickly.
If you’ve got aging or heavily-used rotating machinery in need of repair, give us a call or drop us an email to learn more about our custom fabrication services – we can help with failure analysis, part design, fabrication and installation as well as on-site repair, if necessary.