We asked Emerson Bearing Boston’s Steve Katz about why the demand for in-house engineering support has grown and is expected to grow further in 2017. Here is what he had to say:
“Emerson Bearing Boston has expanded services to provide custom parts development and engineering assistance to maintenance, repair and operations customers seeking replacement bearings and related parts for older equipment that are difficult to source or no longer available. Our knowledgeable team works with our extensive line of partners from around the globe to source required parts, or for parts that are no longer mass-produced, our team analyzes the old part and develops specification plans that can then be sent out for custom work.
To give an example, Emerson assisted an elevator repair company working on a 100 year-old elevator requiring replacement roller chain and sprocket. Although the parts were just as old as the elevator, our team was able to analyze the roller chain and sprocket (that was provided by our customer) and work with our partners to identify a supplier of the chain. Since the sprocket was no longer mass-produced, we were able to reverse-engineer specifications from the old sprocket for plans so custom work could be completed. We strive to improve machinery life, and when certain bearings or parts are no longer being mass produced, we’re able to provide engineering assistance and custom parts development to ensure our customer has the right part to keep their equipment rolling for years to come. ”
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