Miscellaneous Equipment Repair
Everyone has the same question... "What's included in "miscellaneous"? Well, we're not sure what'll show up on this page and that's why it's referred to as miscellaneous. One definition of miscellaneous is: "Miscellaneous emphasizes the idea of the mixture of things of different kinds". So, from that definition, this page or topic may be a "mixture of things of different kinds". Sort of what I had in mind...! Topics that don't have or merit a separate page on the site.
One of our product specialties is Emergency Generators, and we have a page on "Emergency Generator Service". But in most cases, the emergency generator is rather "stationary" in nature and our technicians go to the customer's site to do the diagnostic and troubleshooting. A significant amount of components can actually be replaced "in the field". Like electronic control boards, or changing a radiator, or replacing the voltage regulator, and a long list of other components. Only when we need to do things like "rewind" the alternator, or replace the engine, do we need to actually bring the unit to the shop for repair. So in our "Emergency Generator Service" field service page, we explained a number of things that are part of that "field service" idea for generators. By clicking this link, you can be taken to that Field Service page for those details.
"Dynamic Balancing" is a service that adds significant life to rotating apparatus. A.R.&E. uses dynamic balancing in the protocol of all repairs involving rotating equipment. Our balancer is capable of handling about 4000 pounds with a diameter of about 48 inches. Dynamic balancing serves the same purpose as the balancing of the tires on you vehicle. If the rotating portion is "out of balance" it will vibrate and that causes extra stress on the components to which it is attached... like bearings. So if we eliminate (or at least minimize) that vibration, the life of the bearings will be extended. We have a customer who manufacturers "fan/blower wheels" at their facility. These wheels are large "paddle" type fans made of plate steel approximately 1/4 to 3/8" in thickness. The fans are brought to our facility after manufacture, and we "dynamically balance" them by adding and/or subtracting weight in specific locations around the perimeter of the blades. When they leave our facility, they are fully "in balance".
Benefits of dynamic balancing
Other Repair Services
While these next couple items are not "advertised" repair services, we have been known to do some "custom" work for companies who can't seem to get it done otherwise.
- Small custom welding jobs
- Sand blasting of small items
- Custom machining
So don't hesitate to call if you've got a project that needs a little "special" work accomplished and you're just not sure where you can get it done. We'll let you know if it's something we can do for you.