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Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc.

A.R.&E. is the Premier Electric Motor Sales, Service, and Repair facility in the quad-state region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. This business began in 1927, and we are proud to continue the efforts of the founding partners who have served the local Commercial and Industrial markets over these many years. Times have changed in the many years since the inception of this business, and A.R.&E. is growing and changing with the times. Today the use of AI, computers, and factory automation is necessary for businesses to remain competitive in the global market, and A.R.&E. is here to assist with those challenges. And we promise our work will be... First Quality ~ First Time.

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This is an example of an automated oil dispensing tank and pump system that was totally designed and built by A.R.&E. for a local manufacturer...

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Here's what an emergency generator installation can look like when A.R.&E. is involved...


Sometimes it's necessary to "buildup" a metal surface that's been damaged by wear. Metalizing is one method of doing just that...


Total rewind of a customer's electric motor. Sometimes, though no one's fault, an electric motor "burns up." That's when our rewind department shines. Here's the technician is rewinding this small motor, and in a couple of hours it'll be "as good as, (or better than) new"...


Turkey and dressing is the classic dinner at this time of year. Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. The American tradition has us attempting to recreate the dinner between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. However you celebrate, we at Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc. want to wish you all a Safe, Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Flat Belt and Sheave Systems

Flat Pulley                        Flat Belting
Flat belts & sheaves are a "Different Breed of Cat" and require detailed engineering instructions.

Applications for this class of device includes standard conveyor belt applications and the Head Pulleys for them. When considering this type of application, remember that the conveyor belting is also a very specific material. Take for instance Coal or Aggregate versus Vegetables and Fruit. These products require different material as the conveying medium.

The sheaves are not a lot different. Many Head Pulleys are rubber coated and others, still, are simply flat pulleys made of steel. This, too, depends on the conveyor belt material that is being used.

The sheaves can be "Bored to Fit" or "Tapered Bushing" type attachment to the mounting shaft. Also, special applications may require that the pulley be "Split" due to some inability to remove the mounting shaft to mount the pulley.

Finally, a flat pulley may be designed and used simply as a "Fly-Wheel".

With all these possibilities, maybe you can see why we say that the Flat Belt and Pulley applications are a "Different Breed of Cat". Call A.R.& E. for application assistance on your next flat belt project.