MFG. and MRO Blog https://www.bhmachine.com/blog Read our manufacturing and MRO Blog to keep up to date with the most current news, tips & highlights from the manaufacturing industry en-us Mon, 06 Sep 2021 17:20:12 GMT 2021-09-06T17:20:12Z en-us Speed Reducer Supply Chain Issues https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/speed-reducer-supply-chain-issues <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/speed-reducer-supply-chain-issues" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/Falk2080Y2_32-1-5.jpg" alt="Falk-speed-reducer-2080Y2" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for our manufacturing customers and suppliers.&nbsp; We are seeing many gear reducer manufacturers extending lead times up to 12 weeks for reducers that are normally a week or less for delivery.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/speed-reducer-supply-chain-issues" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/Falk2080Y2_32-1-5.jpg" alt="Falk-speed-reducer-2080Y2" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for our manufacturing customers and suppliers.&nbsp; We are seeing many gear reducer manufacturers extending lead times up to 12 weeks for reducers that are normally a week or less for delivery.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fspeed-reducer-supply-chain-issues&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Dodge gear reducer Winsmith Falk Speed Reducer Mon, 06 Sep 2021 17:20:11 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/speed-reducer-supply-chain-issues 2021-09-06T17:20:11Z Marc Bekolay 1964 Winsmith Breakdown https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/1964-winsmith-breakdown <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/1964-winsmith-breakdown" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/Winsmith-4CTDM-Tag-2.jpg" alt="1964 Winsmith Breakdown" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When <a href="http://www.astburygroup.com/">Astbury Water Technology</a> had a breakdown on the rake drive for one of their clarifiers, they reached out to B&amp;H for some help. The catch was that on top of being broke-down, they didn't want to spend a lot of money on this piece of equipment, and the Winsmith gear drive was built in 1964</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/1964-winsmith-breakdown" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/Winsmith-4CTDM-Tag-2.jpg" alt="1964 Winsmith Breakdown" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When <a href="http://www.astburygroup.com/">Astbury Water Technology</a> had a breakdown on the rake drive for one of their clarifiers, they reached out to B&amp;H for some help. The catch was that on top of being broke-down, they didn't want to spend a lot of money on this piece of equipment, and the Winsmith gear drive was built in 1964</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2F1964-winsmith-breakdown&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Speed Reducer Winsmith Sun, 31 Jan 2021 04:08:18 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/1964-winsmith-breakdown 2021-01-31T04:08:18Z Marc Bekolay How NOT To Rebuild a Gear Drive https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-not-to-rebuild-a-gear-drive <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-not-to-rebuild-a-gear-drive" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/s-l1600%20%286%29.jpg" alt="Not rebuilt bearbox" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>We recently had a customer say he could get a rebuilt Dodge shaft mount for cheaper than we had quoted him.&nbsp; After some further discussion, the customer gave us the link to the reducer he was considering.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-not-to-rebuild-a-gear-drive" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/s-l1600%20%286%29.jpg" alt="Not rebuilt bearbox" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>We recently had a customer say he could get a rebuilt Dodge shaft mount for cheaper than we had quoted him.&nbsp; After some further discussion, the customer gave us the link to the reducer he was considering.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-not-to-rebuild-a-gear-drive&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Dodge Shaft Mount gear drive Service Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:56:22 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-not-to-rebuild-a-gear-drive 2020-10-21T16:56:22Z Marc Bekolay How To Reduce Downtime Caused by Speed Reducers https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-to-reduce-downtime-caused-by-speed-reducers <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-to-reduce-downtime-caused-by-speed-reducers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-296815533.jpg" alt="How To Reduce Downtime Caused by Speed Reducers" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Speed reducers should just work, right? Set it and forget it is not the way to think about proper speed reducer preventive maintenance. There are proactive steps you should take to ensure your production line stays operating at full capacity.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-to-reduce-downtime-caused-by-speed-reducers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-296815533.jpg" alt="How To Reduce Downtime Caused by Speed Reducers" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Speed reducers should just work, right? Set it and forget it is not the way to think about proper speed reducer preventive maintenance. There are proactive steps you should take to ensure your production line stays operating at full capacity.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-reduce-downtime-caused-by-speed-reducers&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Speed Reducer Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:17:39 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/how-to-reduce-downtime-caused-by-speed-reducers 2020-09-02T14:17:39Z Marc Bekolay Industrial Gearbox Repair Done Right https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/industrial-gearbox-repair <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/industrial-gearbox-repair" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/IMG_8084.jpg" alt="Industrial Gearbox Repair Done Right" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you think your damaged industrial gearbox is beyond repair think again. When one of our cement processing customers brought us this beauty we just got to work - and fast.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/industrial-gearbox-repair" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/IMG_8084.jpg" alt="Industrial Gearbox Repair Done Right" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you think your damaged industrial gearbox is beyond repair think again. When one of our cement processing customers brought us this beauty we just got to work - and fast.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Findustrial-gearbox-repair&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Dodge gear reducer gear drive Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:01:43 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/industrial-gearbox-repair 2020-06-22T15:01:43Z Marc Bekolay Falk 3DTC3 vs 5DTC3 Gear Reducers https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/falk-3dtc3-vs-5dtc3-gear-reducers <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/falk-3dtc3-vs-5dtc3-gear-reducers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/IMG_7450.jpg" alt="Falk 3DTC3 vs 5DTC3 Gear Reducers" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The Falk 5DTC3 and the smaller 3DTC3 are two of the most common overhead conveyor drives and have been manufactured for many years. They look very similar.&nbsp; The units on the left are size 5DTC3 reducers and the units on the right are 3DTC3 reducers.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/falk-3dtc3-vs-5dtc3-gear-reducers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/IMG_7450.jpg" alt="Falk 3DTC3 vs 5DTC3 Gear Reducers" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The Falk 5DTC3 and the smaller 3DTC3 are two of the most common overhead conveyor drives and have been manufactured for many years. They look very similar.&nbsp; The units on the left are size 5DTC3 reducers and the units on the right are 3DTC3 reducers.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Ffalk-3dtc3-vs-5dtc3-gear-reducers&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Falk Speed Reducer Thu, 05 Mar 2020 22:04:19 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/falk-3dtc3-vs-5dtc3-gear-reducers 2020-03-05T22:04:19Z Marc Bekolay Can't find this speed reducer https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/cant-find-this-speed-reducer <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/cant-find-this-speed-reducer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/images/Rexnord_Drive-8837.jpg" alt="Rexnord_Drive-8837.jpg" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>What happens when you can't find a replacement for your speed reducer or it has been discontinued by the manufacturer? We hear this almost every day.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/cant-find-this-speed-reducer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hubfs/images/Rexnord_Drive-8837.jpg" alt="Rexnord_Drive-8837.jpg" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>What happens when you can't find a replacement for your speed reducer or it has been discontinued by the manufacturer? We hear this almost every day.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fcant-find-this-speed-reducer&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> projects Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:44:19 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/cant-find-this-speed-reducer 2017-08-11T22:44:19Z Marc Bekolay Overhead Conveyor Drive Repair | Breakdown https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/96042/Overhead-Conveyor-Drive-Repair-Breakdown <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/96042/Overhead-Conveyor-Drive-Repair-Breakdown" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-23948304-jpg/images/falk_5dtc3_special-resized-600.jpg" alt="Overhead Conveyor Drive Repair | Breakdown" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>Late on a Friday afternoon, I received a call from a power transmission distributor looking for a <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/falk-5dtc-reducers/" title="Falk 5DTC reducer">Falk 5DTC reducer</a> with a ratio of 74-1. &nbsp;He had a Chrysler plant down and needed the speed reducer asap. &nbsp;Fortunately, we had two new surplus units in stock. &nbsp;We shipped one out that same hour.</p> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/96042/Overhead-Conveyor-Drive-Repair-Breakdown" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-23948304-jpg/images/falk_5dtc3_special-resized-600.jpg" alt="Overhead Conveyor Drive Repair | Breakdown" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>Late on a Friday afternoon, I received a call from a power transmission distributor looking for a <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/falk-5dtc-reducers/" title="Falk 5DTC reducer">Falk 5DTC reducer</a> with a ratio of 74-1. &nbsp;He had a Chrysler plant down and needed the speed reducer asap. &nbsp;Fortunately, we had two new surplus units in stock. &nbsp;We shipped one out that same hour.</p> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fbid%2F96042%2FOverhead-Conveyor-Drive-Repair-Breakdown&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Speed Reducer Falk Speed Reducer Service Machining Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:18:00 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/96042/Overhead-Conveyor-Drive-Repair-Breakdown 2013-03-14T14:18:00Z Marc Bekolay Are your "green" electric motor installations at risk? https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/89504/Are-your-green-electric-motor-installations-at-risk <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/89504/Are-your-green-electric-motor-installations-at-risk" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-13679021-jpg/images/baldor-aegis_ring.jpg" alt="Are your &quot;green&quot; electric motor installations at risk?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>One of the most common improvements to energy consumption in buildings and manufacturing plants is to use VFDs to control motor speeds. &nbsp;This enables the motor to operating at less than full speed, so the motor consumes less energy. &nbsp;Retrofitting your system to include a VFD is usually a simple process and one of the first places companies look to improve their energy consumption. &nbsp;Your local utility may offer rebates for this retrofit, so check their website or give them a call.</p> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/89504/Are-your-green-electric-motor-installations-at-risk" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-13679021-jpg/images/baldor-aegis_ring.jpg" alt="Are your &quot;green&quot; electric motor installations at risk?" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>One of the most common improvements to energy consumption in buildings and manufacturing plants is to use VFDs to control motor speeds. &nbsp;This enables the motor to operating at less than full speed, so the motor consumes less energy. &nbsp;Retrofitting your system to include a VFD is usually a simple process and one of the first places companies look to improve their energy consumption. &nbsp;Your local utility may offer rebates for this retrofit, so check their website or give them a call.</p> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fbid%2F89504%2FAre-your-green-electric-motor-installations-at-risk&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Baldor Electric Motors Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:36:00 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/89504/Are-your-green-electric-motor-installations-at-risk 2012-09-13T19:36:00Z Marc Bekolay How VFDs Save Money and Energy on Pumps and Fans https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/48048/How-VFDs-Save-Money-and-Energy-on-Pumps-and-Fans <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/48048/How-VFDs-Save-Money-and-Energy-on-Pumps-and-Fans" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-13679327-jpg/images/vs1pf.jpg" alt="How VFDs Save Money and Energy on Pumps and Fans" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>Variable speed drives provide an excellent way to improve control and reduce operating costs of pump and fan applications.</p> </div> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/48048/How-VFDs-Save-Money-and-Energy-on-Pumps-and-Fans" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.bhmachine.com/hs-fs/hub/29394/file-13679327-jpg/images/vs1pf.jpg" alt="How VFDs Save Money and Energy on Pumps and Fans" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p>Variable speed drives provide an excellent way to improve control and reduce operating costs of pump and fan applications.</p> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=29394&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhmachine.com%2Fblog%2Fbid%2F48048%2FHow-VFDs-Save-Money-and-Energy-on-Pumps-and-Fans&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.bhmachine.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Baldor Electric Motors Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:23:00 GMT https://www.bhmachine.com/blog/bid/48048/How-VFDs-Save-Money-and-Energy-on-Pumps-and-Fans 2011-04-21T18:23:00Z Marc Bekolay