Paper Mill Drive Services
SPIT offers single-source pulp & paper mill repair services for all static – and rotating – electrical machines, including reliability maintenance and reliability engineering, for pulp and paper mills, lumber mills and plywood plants, combining in-shop repair services, field services and new product sales.
SPIT repair services include complete rebuilds on refiners, refiner drive motors and vacuum pump motors.
SPIT can increase your drive system effectiveness with reliability and plant performance improvement, professional maintenance management and systematic energy efficiency improvement SPIT service agreements are long-term, performance-based agreements in which SPIT commits to maintain and improve the production and equipment performance, energy efficiency and reliability for an entire facility with an agreed cost base. For over 20 years we have been the partner of choice for several performance based maintenance agreements within various industries.
SPIT technicians also offer a unique connection design for better cooling and easier cleaning. Lead maintenance is much faster and we can do it on-site with no need for motor changeouts, so for convenient scheduling and to schedule and less downtime.
Equipment repair, rewind and remanufacture
SPIT offers service and repairs for AC & DC motors and generators, including turbine generators, refiner, chipper and bridle roll motors. Our regional service centers give us national coverage, while allowing us to respond quickly with more technicians and resources for emergency outages and short lead times.
In-house coil manufacturing gives us complete control of quality and delivery. SPIT offers winding technologies up to 15 kV. We have extensive in-shop experience with large-scale projects, plus the lifting capacity and equipment to handle big jobs. We also offer complete machining services and replacement spare parts.
Remanufacturing for old motors
If you have older, non-standard frame motors that are no longer available from the OEM, we can help with retrofitting. We perform Fit-Form-Function assessments on these units, take measures and pictures duplicate all critical dimensions, and then reverse engineer to build drop-in replacement motors. Given advances in materials and craftsmanship, we can usually improve power density, reliability and efficiency too — without OEM involvement and despite the absence of drawings.
Our Field Services combine predictive and preventive services, to help your plant move from a reactive, repair-focused stance to a managed program designed for improved reliability and uptime.
Replacing obsolete drive & control systems
SPIT has te experience and knowledge when it comes to retrofitting old – obsolete – drive and control systems. For instance SPIT can upgrade old DC Drives with the latest controls and keeping the motor and Power Stack of the existing drive. Saving you time and money. But SPIT can do more; we retrofitted a cardboard machine (5 mtr. width) driven by a longitudinal axis and powered by three main DC Motors. Our solution was based on an encoder less AC Motor solution with the overriding ABB 800 xA DCS Controller system to control all the 110 motors in the machine. From ramp-down to machinestart in five days.
Predictive and preventive maintenance services
SPIT predictive services include vibration and modal analysis on motors, blowers and fans, motor efficiency testing, Doble and Partial Discharge testing, thermography and ultrasonic testing. We offer dye penetrant testing to check fan wheels for cracks and pre-warranty expiration inspections and consults on all motors and mechanical components. SPIT preventive services include cryogenic, dry ice cleaning for blowers and fans, dynamic balancing and precision laser alignment and lubrication programs.
Our reliability services also include supplemental maintenance, including emergency and outage support, and engineering services, including installed base evaluations and application/design solutions.
New product sales
As part of our single-source commitment to delivering reliability, we back our repair and field services with new product sales. We can make replacement recommendations or provide the OEM equipment you specify. As a Master Distributor for key OEMs, we can provide the right replacement unit for your requirements.
We can also bundle sales with equipment removal and installation. To learn more about our new product sales or paper & wood power services, talk to your regional SPIT sales representative or contact us.