Why Should Pittsburgh
Gear Repair Your Gearboxes?
Many places can "fix"
Why send them to Pittsburgh
Experience: We've learned what works and,
more importantly, what doesn't work by repairing and rebuilding a wide
variety of brands and types. We're used to working on obsolete and
"oddball" gear boxes. Nobody understands the steel industry
environment better than Pittsburgh Gear!
Capability: We're not at the mercy of OEM
part deliveries. Our shop includes all the people, equipment, and
tooling needed to make most replacement parts, including fabricating, heat
treating, and gear grinding. We stock the common gear materials
(4140, 4340, 8620, and 4320) in uncommon sizes (up to 32" diameter)
and can quickly convert it into the part you need to get running
again. We can make patterns in-house to obtain replacements for
Connections: Our sister plant, the Brad
Foote Gear Works in Cicero, IL, is just as well equipped. We have
close working relationships with several power transmission equipment
service centers and can usually locate the bearings, seals, and fasteners
you need overnight. Our forging and casting suppliers are used to the
"breakdown delivery" business.
Location: Our Cicero IL plant just south
of Chicago is in the heart of "Steel Country". Our company
truck is only a short drive away from picking up your problem and
delivering a solution. We welcome plant visits by your engineers and
maintenance crew to examine the worn or broken parts and review the repairs.
- Design Capability: Anyone can
take out the worn parts and replace them. Our staff of engineers
can evaluate the overall design and suggest changes to make the
repaired product better than new. In some cases the service life
of the gearbox can be greatly increased by making material or heat
treat changes that have only a small effect on the cost. In
other cases we've been able to increase the load capacity to meet the
increased demands of today's production levels while saving you the
extended downtime needed to refit a more modern gearbox in the line.
Why we want to be your Gear
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