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JANUARY NEWSLETTER




General Machinery is the master distributor for Gardner Denver Air Compressors, Blowers and Vacuum Pumps.

We currently are stocking from 10HP through 150HP air compressors and Gardner Denver, DuroFlow and SutorBilt

blowers/vacuum pumps from 3” through 6”.



 

General Machinery Company offers complete electrical repair services, with Schneider Electric, for the following items

Schneider Electric and General Machinery offer comprehensive industrial repair services and solutions for any major manufacturer’s equipment, at typically half the cost or less of replacing with new equipment.

Benefits of Repairing:

Cost avoidance

  • Keep obsolete products reliably in service longer

  • Avoid re-training personnel on new equipment

  • No new software to learn

  • No need to re-engineer your processes

  • Reliably repaired spares help avoid downtime!

Why use Schneider Electric?

  • A Large team of highly trained techs and engineers with extensive automation & controls repair experience

  • 1-year warranty covering the complete item you send us for repair, not just the parts we replace!

  • Testing with state-of-the-art technology

  • We replace components that our extensive repair history indicates are ‘high risk of failure’ components

  • We perform static tests and dynamic tests to assure reliability


 


General Machinery Company is proud to have represented Hubbell and EC&M Products for over 30 years. As the stocking distributor for Hubbell, in Alabama and northwest Florida, General Machinery Company offers local stock of Contactors, Relays, Brakes and Magnet Controllers, as well offering local repair of Hubbell/Gleason cable reels. Hubbell is a leader in the metals industry, providing products and solutions for your foundries and aluminum and steel mills.

As a reminder, Hubbell/EC&M have:

Over a Century of Dependable Mill-Duty Crane Controls, Brakes, and Youngstown™ Power Limit Switches


EC&M’s original, patented DC Hoisting / Dynamic Lowering Circuit has been operating Steel Mill cranes and ore bridges since 1907. Simple, strong circuit design means less downtime, less routine maintenance and increased productivity compared to other contactor-based systems. EC&M’s contactor crane control is manufactured with the best power and control circuits, coupled with the best contactor.

The typical life of a properly maintained EC&M Class 6121 contactor control system is 25 years. Multiply that by 690,000, the average annual moves of an electric arc furnace charging crane, for a total of 17 million crane moves -- that’s rugged, reliable control. Our rugged mill-duty DC and AC contactors are built using the highest quality materials and tested to the toughest mill-duty standards. Class 7004 Type M Contactors and Class 7001 Type K Relays are standard on all control panels. The Type M contactors feature the Line-Arc™ arc extinction method originally patented by EC&M in the 1930’s. This arc extinction method results in the longest tip life and minimizes arc chute wear. Controls with the Type M also feature steel pan mounting and readily accessible power and control terminations. We complete our control with disconnects, motor protection, and the durable and reliable Type K relay.


Class 5010 Type F WB Magnetic Brake for AC and DC Cranes

The Class 5010 Mill-Duty Type F WB Brake is designed for the severe duty encountered in primary metal mills, shipyards, movable bridges, conveyors, and smelting operations. The Type F brake can be used in both AC and DC motor applications and used on both series and shunt DC motors.

Easy to maintain and adjust, ranging in size from 8” to 30,” the WB Brake separates itself from the competition by its conveniently located overlever assembly, and with fast and easy coil and brake shoe replacement. Manufactured to rugged AIST specifications in the USA, the Class 5010 brake is 100% fabricated and assembled at our manufacturing facility in Mayville, WI. Each brake is visually, mechanically and electrically tested before shipment. Built to AIST specifications, no brake matches the rugged ness and reliability of the EC&M brake.

Class 6170 Youngstown™ Power Limit Switches for AC and DC Cranes

EC&M's Youngstown™ Power Limit Switches, originally introduced in the 1920’s were the world’s first high-power interrupting device built to limit over-travel for crane hoisting operations. EC&M’s rugged mill-duty power limit switch was designed specifically for steel mill cranes.

The Youngstown™ Power Limit Switch meets OSHA requirements (OSHA 1910.179(g)(5)(iv)) for hoist over-travel because of the motor power circuit connection that will directly disconnect the motor if the limit switch is tripped. Switches are operated by the crane hoist hook block and do not require additional devices to remove power from the motor.


 

OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS THERE FOR YOU 24/7/365! We have a full-service, in-house shop, along with service trucks for on-site repair. We offer economical service agreements so that you don't have to worry about the maintenance of your equipment. All of our service and shop technicians are factory trained in compressor, blower, and pump repair. Between our main office in Birmingham, and our branch in Mobile, we have the entire state of Alabama, portions of Mississippi, and the panhandle of Florida covered. Contact us today and let our technicians take the stress and headache away regarding the maintenance of your machines! Give us a call @ 800.821.5937 or send our service manager Rick Watkins an email.


 

E-mail or call the branch closest to you to get a quote on all your Electrical, Air, Pump, and Lighting needs. Birmingham: 800.821.5937 Madison: 800.772.5859 Mobile: 800.476.1588 Montgomery: 800.821.5937


 

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