Marion Machine Quarterly News Spring 2020
It has been a busy first quarter of the year for us at Marion Machine! We’ve taken on dozens of machining jobs, serviced equipment for many customer inquiries, and we have gotten tools and equipment in our shop upgraded. First, let’s take a look at one of our biggest projects to date, the 5474 Superior Gyratory sent in by one of our valued customers.
The 5474 is one of the largest types of gyratory crushers in the world, and Marion Machine is the only place that can handle its size. It’s so big, in fact, we had to work on it in three pieces rather than one. Not only can we handle the size, but because we are an authorized rebuild facility for Metso, we have all the information and tools needed to ensure it gets repaired back to OEM specs. We even get to use our new oven to help stress relieve the equipment/metal by heating the equipment for over 8 hours to help ensure the integrity of the machinery. We would not be able to work on machinery of this size without another upgrade in our shop, retrofitting our indoor crane.
The indoor crane that is housed in our facility was first made in 1904. It is over 100 years old and has served us greatly over the years that we have housed it in our machine shop. In fact, it is the oldest operating crane in all of North Carolina. To keep this impressive piece of equipment in tip-top shape, it was time for a retrofit in order for the crane to handle the big machinery and equipment we bring in. Our crew got to work and now it can handle up to 72.5 tons, which is ideal to handle even the toughest of machining jobs.
Here at Marion Machine, we are always continuing to grow and evolve our practices to best meet our customer needs. We love it when big machinery comes through our doors and would love to hear from you about how we can work for you. Get in touch with us at https://marionmachinellc.com/need-a-repair/ or call us today at 1-800-627-1639. We look forward to featuring your machinery getting serviced by our awesome team on our site next time.
Christopher Joyce Vulcan Materials of Winston-Salem, NCOur Metso HP 800 Mainframe had a loose shaft and we re-fit the shaft back to OEM specs with a 2-week-turnaround to get a 3.5-million-ton-plant back up and running.