We have gained our babbitt bearings repair knowledge through decades of experience
We have the knowledge, experience, and equipment necessary to perform all types of babbitt bearing repairs, from casting to machining, and installation.
The appropriate repair method depends on the extent and type of damage; we will determine the best approach for each situation, ensuring that you receive the most effective solution.
We understand the importance of proper material selection, application, and machining techniques required to ensure that babbitt bearings perform optimally and last longer. With a focus on quality and attention to detail, we ensure that your babbitt bearing repairs are completed to the highest standard, delivering reliable and long-lasting results.
Our team includes experienced machinists and welders who can repair the housing or the shaft of a bearing with complex geometry or corrosion/erosion damage. They will carefully measure the dimensions of the bearing and use precision machining techniques to ensure the new babbitt layer fits perfectly. The welders will repair any cracks or holes in the housing or shaft, ensuring it is structurally sound and ready for the new babbitt layer.
Our metallurgy engineers can analyze the old babbitt layer and recommend the appropriate babbitt alloy for the specific operating conditions. They will remove the old babbitt layer and prepare the surface for the new layer. They will also properly heat treat and pour the new babbitt layer, ensuring it adheres well to the surface and has the appropriate thickness for the bearing to perform properly.
Through our network of suppliers and technical experts, we will research and analyze the specific bearing to determine the best approach for repair. We can use reverse engineering techniques to custom fabricate components that exceed the original specifications. We use state-of-the-art technology like the Faro Arm to take precise and accurate measurements of complex parts we replicate.
Having the ability to recreate older parts that are no longer available can save you both time and money, as you don’t need to replace entire systems or machines.
Technologies like the Faro Arm allow for highly precise measurements to be taken, making sure that the newly created part is as good, if not better than the original. This technology also helps to increase the lifespan of the equipment, as replacements can be made quickly and efficiently.
Our team is highly skilled in reverse engineering and has access to the latest technologies to ensure that you receive the highest quality aftermarket parts.
Our babbitt bearings repair process involves understanding the root cause of the bearing failure and addressing any underlying issues.
The process begins with the careful inspection and disassembly of the bearing to assess the extent of the damage. The next step is to melt out the old babbitt material and thoroughly clean the bearing’s shell and components. Then, using precise techniques and equipment, Folsom pours new babbitt material into the bearing and finishes it to exacting specifications. Finally, the bearing is reassembled, and extensive testing is conducted to ensure that it performs to the highest standards.
The first step in the babbitt bearing repair process is a thorough inspection of the bearing to identify any signs of damage or wear. This includes checking for surface cracks, roughness, and misalignment.
Once any damage has been identified, the bearing is cleaned to remove any dirt, debris, or contaminants that may have accumulated. If necessary, the old babbitt material is removed from the bearing shell.
After stripping, the bearing shell is refurbished to ensure that it is completely smooth and free of any defects or damage. This step is critical to ensure that the new babbitt material adheres properly to the surface of the shell.
Once the shell has been prepared, a new layer of babbitt material is applied to the surface using a specialized pouring process. This step requires a high degree of skill and precision to ensure that the babbitt material adheres properly to the surface of the shell and that it is evenly distributed.
After the babbitt material has been poured and allowed to cool, the bearing is machined to ensure that it is completely round and to the correct dimensions. This step is critical to ensure that the bearing will perform properly and provide reliable service.
Finally, the bearing is finished to ensure that it is completely smooth and free of any roughness or imperfections. This step is critical to ensure that the bearing will provide optimal performance and long service life.
Folsom Industrial is a Utah-based company that specializes in repairing rotating equipment, providing exceptional service and expertise to customers in need.
At Folsom Industrial, we understand the importance of emergency repairs and the impact they can have on your operations. That’s why we prioritize prompt response times and always aim to find the best solution to achieve a positive outcome. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, from our skilled technicians to our state-of-the-art equipment, and we strive to exceed expectations with each and every repair.
Our plant surveys and technical proposals are free so give us a call and let us help you make those changes today.
Please provide your name, email, and a brief description of the equipment you would like to discuss and we will get back to you within 24 hours of receipt.