Expanded in-shop remanufacturing for rotating machinery

IPS has always been known for its work with electric motors and generators. We now offer expanded in-shop capabilities for gearboxes, pumps, fans, compressors, and blowers.

Our aim is always to do as much as possible on-site to avoid extended downtime. IPS field service technicians test, replace bearings and seals, and re-align shafts on-site.

When we transport rotating machinery to our service centers, it’s to engineer for the application and remanufacture with better materials.

Any shop can replace parts and do cursory fits for sleeves, shafts, and seals. IPS offers the industry-specific experience, engineering, metalworking, and equipment to improve reliability and operating efficiency.

To discuss your pumps, fans, blowers, compressors, or gearboxes, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Skilled heavy machining work

Rotating assemblies go out of tolerance. IPS looks for misalignment and imbalance, but we also address root causes. We recommend resolving the issue once, instead of doing a cheap repair every year for ten years.

This approach requires significant investments in tooling and consumables, plus skilled metalworkers who can hold tight tolerances. We repair and replace shafts, shaft sleeves, bearings, couplings, and cast components, such as impellers, diffusers, and vanes.

The tools to do the job

Our high-voltage service centers have the lift capacity, lathing, and milling equipment to handle large rotating assets:

  • Experienced super-carrier rigging and transport
  • 145-ton lift capacity
  • Dynamic balancing up to 50 tons
  • 120” x 432” horizontal lathe
  • 250-ton horizontal press
  • 75-ton vertical press
  • MIG, TIG, and sub-arc welding
  • Shaft repair (nickel plating) and manufacturing
  • Fluid-film bearing rebabbiting

IPS veteran in-shop technicians work closely with our engineers in a high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment. We invest time in design and engineering, mill high-grade materials such as Duplex stainless steel, and manufacture in limited quantities.

Single-source capabilities for rotating machinery

IPS has the systems and training to service, repair, and remanufacture all rotating machinery (we also handle their motors and VFDs):

Gearboxes — Repair, reconditioning, modifications, and upgrades

  • Helical gearboxes
  • Worm reduction gearboxes
  • Planetary gearboxes

Pumps — Repair, reconditioning, modifications, and upgrades

  • ANSI process pumps
  • Vertical turbine pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Submersible pumps
  • Slurry pumps

Fans — Repair, reconditioning, modifications, and upgrades

  • Axial flow fans
  • Mixed flow fans
  • Radial flow fans

Blowers — Repair, reconditioning, modifications, and upgrades

  • Lobe blowers
  • Screw blowers

Compressors — Repair, reconditioning, modifications, and upgrades

  • Air compressors
    • Industrial scroll compressors
    • Piston compressors
  • Gas compressors
  • Turbine compressors
  • Vertical split-case multi-stage centrifugal compressors
  • Horizontal split-case multi-stage centrifugal compressors
  • Compressor air-ends

To discuss your application requirements, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

Engineering rotating machinery for the application

Our industry-specific experience makes us well suited to engineer for the application. We start by assessing your rotating machinery and understanding what you need from your air and water delivery systems.

IPS engineers look at failure modes and then develop recommendations. We want to eliminate vibration and heat buildup that accelerates bearing wear and increases oil consumption.

Your test data and application requirements guide the development of customized solutions for reliability. The return on investment comes in increased uptime and energy efficiency.

To discuss your rotating machinery and application requirements, talk to your local IPS representative or contact us here.

IPS has close working relationships with OEMs