EQUIPMENT SETTINGS & PRECISION ALIGNMENT

Using precision laser alignment and robotic total station equipment, our talented field engineers and skilled millwrights accomplish owner required precision tolerances of process equipment, to within thousandths of an inch. Precision laser alignment reduces damage to equipment bearings and seals, while minimizing energy loss. When incorporated into a maintenance schedule, the procedure will increase the life of our customer’s machines, as well as reduce production downtime.

Our technical expertise sets us apart from other contractors and provides our customers with process equipment aligned to meet the production demands of some of the most sophisticated industrial machinery. We are also experienced at relocating process equipment and are happy to help our customers integrate new equipment into their current production lines or remove and transport entire process lines from one facility to another.

STEVENS takes pride in responding to a client’s needs and performing work in a safe and timely manner, in order to minimize process line shutdown time and maximize maintenance productivity. We are dedicated for the long-haul and do not disappear upon completion of a project. We are at your service to assist in developing a maintenance plan for your facility, as well as ensure that the process equipment is running efficiently. Our corporate goal is to develop relationships with our valued clients. We stake our reputation on our performance and the client’s satisfaction.

PROJECTS

  • TKS
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    Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
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Location: Calvert, Alabama

At TKS in Calvert, Alabama, STEVENS was responsible for setting and anchoring all of the equipment on their Tandem Cold Mill, with a pickle line and two hot dip galvanizing line. This expended 1.2 million man hours between 2009-2011.

On the project, STEVENS coordinated through extreme congestion, providing heavy rigging of mill stands and achieved precise alignment of critical production lines.

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Location: Lorain, Ohio

STEVENS began this project in September 2013 and completed in May 2017. Existing foundation modifications and new foundation installation were made throughout this project. Equipment Setting for this project included rigging, level and alignment of new and refurbished equipment; including, but not limited to, charging machines at a rotary furnace throughout new stretch reducing mill and onto cooling beds. Also included were new roll lathes, jib cranes and electrical control room setting. Structural pieces included miscellaneous platforms and walkways, as well as new water, grease, air and hydraulics for piping.

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Location: Granite City, Illinois

Some jobs are more intense and demanding than others. Performing a slab caster installation for US Steel at their Granite City Works was one such project.

Tying together various components of a process is critical to the success of a project. On this job, STEVENS was contracted to properly set and align the following equipment per area:

  • Tundish Bay
  • Tundish Dump Machine
  • Tundish Dryer
  • EOT Crane
  • Segment Manipulator Rack
  • Caster Proper
  • Bow Frames
  • Oscillator
  • Segment Guide Rails
  • Mold and Caster Segments
  • All Drives, Gearboxes and Shafts
  • Cast Floor
  • Tundish Car Rails
  • Assemble, Transport and Install 2 Tundish Cars
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  • Dummy Bar Equipment
  • Torch Cut Machine
  • Deburring Equipment
  • Storage Racks
  • Spray Chamber Exhaust Fans

Equipment Setting Process

The procedure for the above work started with establishing control throughout the project; i.e., elevation benchmarks and line that is tied to existing equipment. This work was performed by STEVENS’ own surveyors.

The foundations were then cleaned and prepped, and base shim packs were installed. The equipment was then transported from storage and rough set in place. STEVENS performed final level and alignment of the equipment. On this job, the OEM performed a 3rd party check, and the client and OEM signed off on the alignment before STEVENS grouted the equipment in place.

All of this work was performed under a very stringent schedule. Work was coordinated with scopes being performed by piping and electrical contractors.

With over 80 craftsmen working two ten-hour shifts, seven days a week in the second phase of the project, STEVENS finished ahead of schedule. Once the power was connected, all the equipment came online seamlessly.

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