ERIE, Pa.—Eriez Manufacturing Co. Inc. has opened the doors to its expanded service and repair center, now twice as big, with new high-capacity cranes, controls, lifting assets and hand tools.
As part of a recently completed 38,000-sq.-ft. addition, Eriez hopes the Wager Road facility, not far from its corporate headquarters in Erie, will improve turnaround times for the rebuilding of complex equipment.
John Klinge, director of strategic sales, aftermarket, said the company made significant investments in the expansion.
"With our super-sized facility, we can repair even the biggest manufacturing equipment, like giant, suspended electromagnets," he said.
Additional space at the Wager Road facility is dedicated to research and development.
"It all comes down to turnaround speed," Klinge said. "Better equipment and more space allow us to complete maintenance and repair work more quickly. Customers are assured their equipment will be back in operation in minimal time."
Eriez employs predictive maintenance routines and encourages routine service.
While repairs often can be done in the field, sometimes that is not a feasible option.
"Proactive equipment repair practices are essential for workplace safety and optimal productivity," Klinge said.
The center, which maintains a staff of welders, fabricators and machinists, repairs eddy current separators, drum magnets, wet drum separators, suspended electromagnets, fluid recycling systems and more. Such equipment is used in food processing, metalworking, recycling, mining and other applications.
Factory-made repair parts are available.