Here at HI-TEK Balancing, we specialize in industrial shaft repair and rebuilding air handlers in high-rise buildings and other production facilities. Normal commercial shaft-to-bearing fits are oftentimes too loose to maintain long-term reliability, requiring periodic shaft repairs and on-site shaft repairs.
Imprecise shaft-to-bearing fits eventually result in shaft damage as the bearing loosens up on the shaft, resulting in the need for on-site shaft repairs and typically shaft replacement. As an alternative to new shaft machining, the shaft can be repaired in place by producing a custom thick wall sleeve and inventing a different bearing arrangement using brackets and different style bearings, therefore maintaining shaft height location and universal interchangeability.
We can usually produce shaft sleeve kits for onsite shaft repairs from photographs and some basic measurements taken by the on-site maintenance persons. The sleeve kit will straddle the worn area, eliminating the need to replace the shaft, saving time and money for on-site shaft repairs.
Shaft Repair Methods
Sometimes on-site shaft repairs involve cutting the shaft completely off and a new stub installed in place. Practical, time- and money-savings onsite shaft repair solutions are what set us apart from the competition — we fix what others fail to do with less downtime and hassle. We can even balance the fan when we are done. In fact, on-site shaft repairs around the country are a specialty here at Hi-Tek Balancing.
Contact us for a quick easy solution to rotating equipment repair needs and on-site shaft repairs across the country. We invite you to explore our website to see some repair examples.