GEARBOX REPAIR HOTLINE: +1(203) 646-7711
ARTEC GEARBOX REPAIR HOTLINE: +1(203) 646-7711
Artec Machine has been a trusted provider of field service and maintenance for all types of mission-critical heavy industrial and mill gearboxes for over 50 years. With our expertise and commitment to quality, you can trust us to get your equipment back in top working condition.
Servicing heavy industrial and mill gearboxes requires specialized tools, equipment, and trained professionals with specific expertise in heavy industrial and mill. Our highly experienced technicians can provide 24/7 in-field repair and maintenance of all heavy industrial and mill power generation, marine propulsion, wind turbines, and heavy-duty heavy industrial and mill machinery. For equipment beyond field repair, Artec offers in-shop overhauls where we can rebuild and refurbish your machinery.
We are proud members of AGMA, building several custom turbo gearboxes, specialized turbo machinery, and industrial prototypes of our own design & manufacture. Receiving AGMA certification provides assurance that your equipment is repaired by a shop that meets the highest industry standards for gear manufacturing, which ensures that you receive high-quality repair and refurbishment services that are reliable, durable, and performed within heavy industrial and mill factory specifications.
Trusted for over 50 years for in-shop and in-field mission-critical industrial gearbox repair.
Are you experiencing any of these issues?
- Bearing failures: Bearings in the gearbox can fail due to wear, contamination, or improper lubrication, which can cause noise, vibration, and increased temperatures.
- Gear wear: Over time, the gears in the gearbox can wear down due to constant use, which can cause decreased efficiency, increased noise, and potentially catastrophic failure if the gears become severely worn.
- Seal failures: Seals in the gearbox can fail due to wear, damage, or improper installation, which can cause oil leaks, leading to contamination of the gearbox and damage to internal components.
- Shaft failures: Shafts in the gearbox can fail due to bending, torsion, or fatigue, which can cause the gearbox to seize up or the shaft to break, resulting in catastrophic failure.
- Overheating: If the gearbox is not adequately cooled or lubricated, it can overheat, which can cause damage to internal components and potentially catastrophic failure.
- Misalignment: Excessive wear and damage to the gearbox can occur if the gearbox is not properly aligned with the other components in the system.
Proper industrial gearbox maintenance, lubrication, and monitoring can help prevent many of these failures and extend the lifespan of the gearbox.
Artec specialists conducting mill gear repairs in the field.
Artec Industrial gearbox repair and maintenance services
Proper maintenance of your equipment is essential to keep it operating reliably and efficiently over its service life. Several in-the-field services can be performed in order to maintain or repair your heavy industrial and mill gearbox without having to remove it from service.
Borescope inspections can help identify problems before they increase in severity.
- In-Field oil analysis: Regular oil analysis can help identify potential issues before they become significant problems. We suggest testing for contaminants, wear debris & metals, and viscosity to help identify potential issues.Our technicians can perform an Artec-Machine oil analysis in the field using specialized real-time testing equipment that returns instant and accurate results.
- Borescope Inspections: Borescope inspections are a non-destructive testing method used to visually inspect the internal components of a your gearbox. Borescope inspections are typically conducted as part of a routine maintenance program or to diagnose potential issues with the gearbox.
- Inspection of bearings and gears: Bearings and gears should be regularly inspected for signs of damage, wear, or contamination. Any issues should be addressed promptly to prevent more serious problems.
- Bearing replacement: If a bearing is damaged or worn, it can be replaced in the field, which may involve removing the cover or housing to access the bearing.
- Vibration analysis: Vibration analysis can help detect issues with gears, bearings, and other components. The gearbox should be monitored for excessive vibration, and any issues should be addressed promptly.
- Inspection of seals: Seals should be inspected periodically for signs of wear or damage. Any issues should be addressed promptly to prevent oil leaks and gearbox contamination.
- Seal replacement: If the gearbox leaks oil or other fluids, the seals can be replaced in the field, which may involve removing the cover or housing to access the seals.
- Proper alignment: Proper alignment of the gearbox with other components in the system is essential to prevent excessive wear and damage to the gearbox. The gearbox should be checked for proper alignment periodically. If the gearbox is experiencing excessive vibration or noise, the alignment of the gearbox with other components can be checked and adjusted in the field.
- Regular maintenance checks: Regular maintenance checks should be performed to ensure all components function correctly. This can include checking torque values, bolt tightness, and other critical parameters.
- Lubrication: Proper lubrication is critical to the performance of the gearbox. The lubricant should be changed at regular intervals, and the oil level should be checked regularly. Artecs Gearbox Field Service Unit can inspect your lubrication system in the field, including checking the oil levels, changing the oil and filters, and examining the lubrication lines and fittings.
- Failure Prevention / Temperature Monitoring: Temperature sensors can be installed as part of a failure prevention & condition monitoring program to provide real-time information and alerts on vibration, temperature of the oil, and maintenance and operational history. This data can provide valuable information about the operating conditions of the gearbox and help identify potential issues in the event of failure.
Following manufacturer maintenance recommendations and keeping detailed records of all maintenance activities is essential. Regular maintenance can prevent failures, extend the life of the gearbox, and improve the system's overall reliability.
In-shop heavy industrial gearbox refurbishment.
In-shop rebuilds and overhauls of all heavy industrial and mill rotating machinery
For over 50 years, Artec has been trusted for the repair and refurbishment of industrial heavy industrial and mill gearboxes. Refurbishing an out-of-spec heavy industrial and mill rotating machinery can be complicated, requiring careful attention to detail and specialized tools and equipment. Artec-Machine will get your equipment operating safely and reliably while adhering to heavy industrial and mill guidelines and specifications.
Rebuild of heavy industrial gearbox.
- Initial inspection: The gearbox is disassembled, and each component is inspected for wear, damage, or other issues. The gears, bearings, seals, and shafts are checked for proper tolerance and alignment.
- Cleaning: All components are thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, debris, or contaminants that may have accumulated. This is typically done using a high-pressure steam or solvent cleaning process.
- Repair or replacement: Any damaged or worn components are repaired or replaced as needed, which may involve machining or welding of the gearbox housing or replacement of gears, bearings, or seals.
- Reassembly: The gearbox is reassembled, with all components adequately aligned and lubricated. Torque values and bolt tightness are checked to ensure the gearbox is assembled to the manufacturer's specifications.
- Dynamic balancing of heavy industrial and mill Gears: Dynamic balancing requires specialized equipment and is an essential process of maintaining high-performing industrial gearboxes. Dynamic balancing aims to minimize vibration and noise in the gearbox by ensuring that the rotating components are balanced and aligned.
- Load testing procedures: Load testing is an essential step in ensuring reliability after any industrial gearbox repair. Load testing aims to verify that the gearbox can handle the designed load without experiencing excessive vibration, noise, or other issues.
- Field Testing: The refurbished gearbox is tested to ensure it operates correctly, which may involve a combination of bench testing and on-site testing in the actual application.
- Documentation: Detailed records are kept of all work performed, including any repairs or replacements made and any modifications or upgrades to the gearbox.
View what's on the gearbox oil analysis report
Order a Gearbox Oil Analysis Kit
The oil in your heavy industrial gearbox is a critical component, as it lubricates the gears and bearings and helps to dissipate heat generated by the gearbox. The oil can become contaminated with debris, wear metals, and other contaminants, leading to reduced lubrication and increased wear and tear on the gearbox components. An Artec gearbox oil analysis involves taking a sample of the oil from the gearbox and subjecting it to a battery of tests to determine its condition. These tests include:
Sample lubricant analysis report.
- Viscosity: viscosity @ 40 & 100 °C and viscosity index. The oil's viscosity is measured to ensure it is within the manufacturer's recommended range. Viscosity changes can indicate oil issues, such as contamination or degradation.
- Particle count: The number and size of particles in the oil are measured to determine the level of contamination. High particle counts can indicate excessive wear or other issues with the gearbox components.
- Elemental metals by ICP: The concentration of wear metals, such as iron, copper, and aluminum, is measured to determine the level of wear on the gearbox components. Elevated wear metal levels can indicate excessive wear or damage to the components.
- Additive levels: The levels of additives in the oil, such as detergents and anti-wear agents, are measured to ensure that they are within the manufacturer's recommended range. Low levels of additives can indicate that the oil is degraded or contaminated.
- Detailed Testing: Oxidation / Nitration by FTIR, ISO particle count, Acid number, PQ index, Water by KF (ppm)
- Analysis: Expert report analysis by our gearbox maintenance specialists.
- Support: Artec is ready to answer questions/concerns.
- Phone Consultation: You'll speak directly with an Artec Machine Systems engineer to cover results and equipment performance expectations.
Based on the oil analysis results, Artec's service team can determine whether the oil needs to be changed or whether other maintenance actions are required. Regular oil analysis can help identify potential issues with almost any heavy industrial and mill gearbox before they become more severe problems, which can help extend the gearbox's service life and minimize downtime.
Types of Industrial Gearboxes That We Service
Here are a few of the many types of industrial gearboxes that we service:
- Marine Gearboxes: Designed for use in ships and other marine applications. heavy industrial and mill offers a wide range of marine gearboxes, including reduction gearboxes, controllable pitch propeller gearboxes, and hybrid propulsion systems.
- Industrial Gearboxes: heavy industrial and mill also offers a variety of gearboxes for industrial applications, including gearboxes for cement heavy industrial and mills, gearboxes for sugar heavy industrial and mills, and gearboxes for mining equipment.
- Propulsion Gearboxes: heavy industrial and mill produces propulsion gearboxes for various applications, including ships, submarines, and rail vehicles. These gearboxes are designed to provide efficient power transfer from the engine to the propeller or wheels.
- High-Speed Gearboxes: heavy industrial and mill's high-speed gearboxes are designed to handle high-speed rotational applications, such as gas turbines, compressors, and generators.
- Low-Speed Gearboxes: heavy industrial and mill's low-speed gearboxes are designed for applications that require slow, precise rotation, such as cranes, winches, and conveyor systems.
- Special Gearboxes: heavy industrial and mill also produces custom gearboxes to meet specific customer requirements. These gearboxes may incorporate features such as multiple input and output shafts, integrated cooling systems, or special sealing arrangements.