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A hydropower provider contacted Western Machine Works to machine their newly fabricated hydro turbine thrust bearing to precise tolerance and RMS finish. The fabrication shop they initially contracted failed to achieve the specifications, causing damage to the bearings.
A wood processing customer needed this silo gearbox repaired and rebuilt, due to its history of chronic failure. No manufacturing prints were available, so our team reverse engineered the parts.
The shaft of this motor armature was damaged beyond repair. The WMW team created the manufacturing drawing and manufactured the new shaft and machined the armature bore to 100% concentricity.
Customer called over the weekend needing emergency repair of a broken down press roll bearing fit. With WMW’s specialized twin arc metallizing process, the repair was completed and bearing fits restored within 3 days.
The liners for this propulsion shaft aboard the Kilo Moana, a research vessel operated by the University of Hawaii were severely damaged. Western Machine Works manufactured the new liners and the shaft was certified refurbished by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping).
These hydro components, namely the bearing tub and high hat were damaged and causing seal failure. Western Machine Works reverse engineered a new high hat and repaired the bearing tub.