This Illinois forging facility produces a broad range of ready to install engine components. This location operates a 12,500 ton forging press for machined crankshafts. The press’ bearing had begun to separate from its frame and many long cracks developed in the frame. This repair utilized almost every repair component ECRS/Metalock had to offer. Masterlocks, Conventional Masterlocks, Angle-Locks, Mini-Keylocks, and Metalocks were all installed to repair the cracks on both sides of the frames. A Vishay 7000 and strain gages where implemented to monitor the repair components on site, and analyzed by ECRS/Metalock.
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