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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.

Open for Business

A.R.&E is Open For Business! Monday through Friday, 8:00AM until 5:00PM, and 24/7 for emergencies. Call us at (301) 739-8285

NEW Location

We're OPEN for business but at a DIFFERENT location. Come to 17500 York Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (the Halfway Area) for the same excellent service you've been used to receiving.

Did I Mention We're Open?

Apparatus Repair & Engineering is Open for Business... 8 to 5, Monday through Friday and 'round the clock service for emergencies. (301) 739-8285 gets you all the help you need.

Coronavirus - CoVid-19

What the virus looks like under atomic magnification. (Photo courtesy CDC.gov)

Turning the Corner in Asia

Looks like China and South Korea have turned the corner on NEW cases of the virus. That's what Social Distancing will do for us, too. Let's all get with the program.

Latest Worldwide Stats

This chart is the top 10, of 204, countries listed in the world by ranking of total infections. You can click this slide photo to be taken to the full list on the web. While it's not appealing to be #1 on this list, other columns show that our stats are certainly not as bad as some, when you consider our population compared to others.

Did You Hear? We're Open For Business!

Social distancing and use of hand sanitizer is key to protection. (Photo courtesy CDC.gov / Amanda Mills

Social Distancing

This is not some "pie in the sky" theory! This really works! Look at the results in China and South Korea. But EVERYONE has to participate. Beach goers bring the virus BACK to the folks that are fighting in the trenches and ruin everything we're trying to do. Get with the program, folks!

Social Distancing

This is not some "pie in the sky" theory! This really works! Look at the results in China and South Korea. But EVERYONE has to participate. Beach goers bring the virus BACK to the folks that are fighting in the trenches and ruin everything we're trying to do. Get with the program, folks!

There's Hope!

We're in this together isn't just a slogan... it's a fact! We'll get through it but we've all got to do our part. Have Faith, and remember that "We're in this Together".

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Parallel Shaft Speed Reducers

Parallel Shaft Speed Reducers are ....???

For one thing, they are versatile. And for another thing they're very customizable. And another thing... THEY CAN BE MONSTROUS!!! Take a look at some of these photos as examples of just how customizable and large they can be.

Parallel shaft reducers, as you can see, are pretty special. And while there are "standard" units available in the market, some of these units are modified and used heavily in industries such as the Steel Making Industry. Where the speed reducers are used to operate the rolling mills to form steel ingots into plate steel or rolled steel sheets. And as you can see from at least one of the photos, they are used heavily in the oil and gas fields as the mechanism that operates the "nodding donkey" or "pumpjack" of an oil well.

Reducers of this type are very efficient based on the fact that they are almost 100% helical, helical bevel and spur gear in nature. Thus the power loss between stages is very low. Because of the physical size of the casings, these units can enclose significant numbers of stages and therefore have very high reduction ratios. It is not unheard of for a parallel shaft reducer to be capable of "thousands" of horsepower and "millions" of foot-pounds of torque. One manufacturer's data talks about an upper limit of 625:1 ratio on a "quadruple" (4-stage) gearbox. So that means that if the unit was driven by a 1200 RPM (1140 loaded) electric motor, the output speed would be approximately 1.824 RPM.

So while you may not run into an application everyday for a "Parallel Shaft" speed reducer, become familiar with the fact that first... they exist. Second, they are VERY customizable, and third, their efficiency is extremely high.

Let the folks at A.R.&E. give you a hand if you're contemplating applying one of these units to a project at your plant. Give is a call or send us a note. We'll do our best to guide you in the right direction.