A.R.&E. Removes and Installs Pumps at Customer Locations around Hagerstown Maryland

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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...

Generator Install

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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Pump Services

Pumps are a major category when it comes to "service". They simply have components and areas that "require" additional and routine inspection and care. Apparatus Repair & Engineering, Inc. is able to help you with those issues.

A.R.&E. is a prime service center for the repair of all types of pumps in our Quad-State marketing region. And it doesn't matter whose pump it is (Chicago, Flygt, Gould, Hydromatic, Myers, Peerless, or any of the other manufacturers), our technicians are ready to tackle the problem.

Service can be nothing more than checking flow and finding out there's a clog in the impeller. Or something more severe, like failed bearings or seals. Either way, we can diagnose the problem, and if it requires removing the pump and transporting to our shop for repair, so be it! We'll take care of everything for you. If the removal requires extensive rigging and disassembly at the site, we'll work with various rigging companies to safely and professionally get the job done.

When it comes to pump service, one of the maintenance items that needs constant care is the "packing" associated with them. Packing is critical to the operation of pumps, especially fresh water pumps. It's necessary for "some" leakage to be evident around the main pump shaft. If the packing is TOO tight, there will be excessive wear of the pump shaft with future shaft replacement guaranteed! But if the there is too much leakage the environment around the pump area will not be conducive to proper maintenance by your personnel. Excessive leakage can be for a couple reasons; it's possible that the packing gland simply needs tightened to reduce this excess. Or, it's also possible that, over time, the packing has become "hardened" due to normal frictional heat due to the pump's use, and that means the packing needs to be removed and new packing installed. Our technicians can come to your facility and assist you in the addition of the new packing, AND, based on newer technology, we may have a "better" packing available that may allow the pump to run more efficiently, and last longer.

And another thing, with respect to packing... while our technicians are there, they can record the information from the pump being serviced, and we may be able to suggest an "in-shop" modification of the pump body. Today's technologies allows us the opportunity to disassemble the pump, machine the pump housing, and install a "rotating mechanical seal", that will be a permanent repair. Such a modification eliminates the packing gland area and the maintenance headaches associated with the continual inspection of the packing condition. It may be well worth considering!

So give it consideration and have our technicians and the shop personnel make any recommendations that may lower your maintenance costs and your stress level too. Call us with your questions or requests, we're here to help...