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Complete Turnkey Services and Maintenance Programs for Electric Motors, Hydroelectric Projects and Hydroelectric Repair:  
Electric Motor & Hydro Generator Services, Electrical Power Testing, Metal Stitching, CO2 Cleaning, Field Work, Maintenance Programs, El CID Testing, Switchgear Services and Diagnostic Services


                    

 

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On April 28, 2014, we signed an agreement to join Schulz Group with The Timken Company, creating a strong combination to offer our customers a broader range of industrial services. See additional information at www.timken.com.

Timken Acquires Schulz Group, Further Expanding Services Offering

Newest Addition Provides Repair Services for Commercial Nuclear and Hydroelectric Power Generation Customers

Apr 28, 2014
4:30pm

CANTON, OhioApril 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today announced the further expansion of its industrial services capabilities with the acquisition of assets from the Schulz Group, based in New Haven, Conn.  
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Schulz Group provides electric motor and generator repairs, motor rewinds, custom controls and panels, systems integration, pump services, machine rebuilds, hydro services and diagnostics for a broad range of commercial and industrial applications. The company serves customers nationwide in the commercial nuclear power sector, as well as regionally in the hydro and fossil fuel market sectors, water management, paper and general manufacturing sectors in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. In 2013, Schulz Group had full-year sales of approximately $18 million and employed 125 people.    

"The acquisition of Schulz Group further advances our strategy to expand our capabilities and geographic reach," said Carl D. Rapp, vice president of power systems for Timken. "Schulz brings to our portfolio of services more than a century of motor experience and decades of unique application experience in the nuclear and hydro market sectors." These new business activities become part of The Timken Company's Process Industries segment.

The purchase includes assets from Maine Industrial Repair Services, Inc., based in Augusta, Maine; Schulz Electric Company in New Haven, Conn.; S.E.C. Electrical located in Braintree, Mass.; and Stultz Electric Motor & Controls of Portland, Maine, which collectively operate as the Schulz Group.

With The Timken Company's acquisitions of Philadelphia Gear, the Wazee Companies, Smith Services, Standard Machine, and the Schulz Group, the company now provides industrial services throughout North America.   

About Schulz Group  

The Schulz Group provides electric motor repairs, electric motor rewinds, custom controls and panels, systems integration, pump services, machine rebuilds, hydro services, safety-related services, energy efficiency solutions, and diagnostic services for commercial and industrial applications from locations in the Northeast United States. The Schulz Group has been providing high quality electric motor and controls services for more than 100 years.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of materials, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of industrial machinery and equipment all around the world. The company engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel. Timken® bearings, engineered steel bars and tubes—as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain, related products and services—support diversified markets worldwide. With sales of $4.3 billion in 2013 and approximately 19,000 people operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

 

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4500 Mount Pleasant Street, NW         

4500 Mount Pleasant Road, NW

North Canton, OH 44720 U.S.A.           

North Canton, OH 44720 U.S.A.

Telephone: (330)471-3514                

Telephone: (330)471-7446

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Schulz Group, Maine Divisions adds new high tech laser measurement equipment to our inventory!

 

ROTALIGN® ULTRA  is water, shock and dustproof, and is the ultimate laser shaft alignment system. For shaft alignment, just enter machine dimensions, sweep shafts less than a quarter turn from any starting position and view results for coupling and feet graphically, to scale.

 ROTALIGN® ULTRA is water, shock and dustproof, and is the ultimate laser shaft alignment system.

CENTRALIGN ULTRA  is the latest development for the measuring of bores and bearings in internal combustion engines, compressors, turbines, pumps and other machinery. CENTRALIGN ULTRA STANDARD is also designed for marine applications (stern tube bearing alignment) as well as for the alignment of work pieces to a boring head.

CENTRALIGN ULTRA STANDARD offers true bore center measurement, not just bore straightness. It measures whether multiple bores are in line with one another and with the rotating centerline of the shaft. Its measurement results to ISO 9000/MIMOSA standards can be documented through any office printer. The configuration can be tailored to meet the unique demands posed by a particular job and predefined values can be entered to compensate for thermal growth on shaft sag. Different brackets are available to cover a range of bore diameters. 

CENTRALIGN ULTRA STANDARD offers true bore center measurement, not just bore straightness.

LEVALIGN® FLATNESS MEASUREMENT

LEVALIGN provides the most efficient method for precision measurement of flatness and straightness of machine foundations, bed plates and tables, circular and rectangular flanges, split machine casings and crane slewing rings. The system features InfiniSplice™ to measure an infinite number of points, immense surface areas and protracted applications such as linked conveyor systems. The surface profile of the measured component is shown in full color 2-D and 3-D graphic display together with color coded tolerance levels giving a clear representation of the results. Surface flatness measurement using LEVALIGN is straightforward a reference grid is laid out on the surface to be measured, and the laser sensor is moved to each marked location, to take a reading. The ROTALIGN PRO/ULTRA computer then calculates and displays all the measurements taken and the surface profile of the object measured, both as a data table and graphically.

 LEVALIGN provides the most efficient method for precision measurement of flatness and straightness of machine foundations, bed plates and tables, circular and rectangular flanges, split machine casings and crane slewing rings

Call 800-287-7500 to find out more!


 

Digital EL CID Tester Has Arrived!

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new digital EL CID tester here in Maine. We know the importance you, our valued customers, have put on this piece of equipment, and we are happy to be able to provide this state of the art service to you.

A Little History

The electromagnetic core lamination fault detection technique, now universally known as EL CID, was originally developed around 1980 by the then Central Electricity Generating Board (CEBG) in the UK, to solve certain test requirements on turbo generators.  Since that time the technique has been used increasingly worldwide on generators and large motors.  The other and long established method of testing the integrity of magnetic core laminations is by means of a high power loop or rated flux test, often referred to as a Hugh Flux Ring Test, carried out with the rotor of the generator removed. 

The EL CID test uses a similar excitation winding but at a very low flux level, typically 4% of rated flux.  The heat produced by faults is negligible and not detectable, but the fault current is detectable by the electromagnetic means and it is this fault current, when scaled up to the appropriate rated flux level, which would give rise to the local generation of heat and associated hot spots. 


Advantages of EL CID:

  • Low excitation power- 4%

  • Fast!  Easy to set up

  • Low manpower requirements

  • Significant reduction in safety hazards

  • Portability

  • Instant interpretation of test results

  • Permanent data storage

  • Minimal risk of further damage

  • Ability to re-test during maintenance cycle 

 

The electromagnetic core lamination fault detection technique, now universally known as EL CID, was originally developed around 1980 by the then Central Electricity Generating Board (CEBG) in the UK, to solve certain test requirements on turbo generators. 


 

Emergency Turnaround To Assist Cogeneration Facility

Emergency Turnaround To Assist Cogeneration Facility

November 4-6:   MIRS employees worked over the  weekend to manufacture a new 9' shaft (pictured above in lathe) for emergency turnaround for a cogeneration facility. The facility was running at only 25% capacity due to the loss of the 7' forced draft fan (also pictured above).  The shaft was manufactured, and the fan was installed on Sunday, getting the facility back up and running. 


 

 

Maine Industrial Repair Services, located in Augusta, Maine, is an industry leader in HYDRO repair services and a full service motor and generator repair facility. 
Maine Industrial Repair Services also provides Electrical Power Testing, Metal Stitching, CO2 Cleaning, Field Work and Diagnostics, as well as Complete Maintenance Programs and EL CID Testing. 


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