Canadian Babbitt Bearings is expanding Brantford operations
Canadian Babbitt Bearings Ltd. is expanding its Brantford operations so it can do more work in-house- a move that's already led to seven new jobs.
The manufacturer, at 64 Dalkeith Dr., just north of Lynden Road, makes babbitt bearings used in heavy equipment. The expansion will allow the company to house an 18-foot boring mill, meaning it can build larger pieces of equipment on site.
Reade the full Brantford Expositor article.
Canadian Babbitt Bearings in Africa
It started with heavy wear to the babbitt bearing thrust shoes, due to large gaps in the joints of the rotating ring. Oil pressure was lost when the joint face gaps connected with the thrust shoes, causing cavities.
The Volta River Authority in Ghana West Africa was looking for a solution to the problem that could cause the Akosombo generating station, serving one third of the population, to lose power.
The project was awarded to Hydro Tech, in Sault Ste Marie Ontario, to design, procure and install new four segment rotating rings, otherwise known as runner plates. Canadian Babbitt Bearings was awarded the contract to supply the six new runner plates. Working closely with Hydro Tech, Canadian Babbitt Bearings helped to design and performed the complete manufacture of the new runner plates; the project was completed in approximately one year from inception.
The first two runner plate installations took place in November and December of 2009 with great success.
Read the December 2009 Press Release by Hydro Tech Inc.
New Toshiba Vertical Boring & Turning Mill
Canadian Babbitt Bearings is pleased to announce that in February 2013 we will have completed
our new 10,000 square foot expansion which will house our new Toshiba Vertical Boring & Turning Mill. This machine has a high reputation for performance and versatility purchased with a live spindle to allow boring, drilling and tapping operations. Table diameter is 3,000mm, maximum swing of 18´ or 5,500mm. Maximum table load is 20 ton. Maximum height under RAM 2,600mm.