EQUIPMENT SETTINGS & PRECISION ALIGNMENT OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINES

At STEVENS, our clients rely on our industry-leading millwright service to keep their industrial equipment operating at the optimal level. 

Thanks to our state of the art technology, total robotic station, and laser alignment system, our advanced millwright services company can set precision tolerances within a thousandth of an inch.  Our precision setting and leveling allows for optimal performance of the machinery and decreases wear and tear on the bearings, shaft, motors, and seals, prolonging the life of the equipment and minimizing downtime.  

As a leader in the millwright services community, you won't find another company dedicated to the precision and quality of each job. Whether you are setting up a new piece of equipment, need defective components replaced, relocating a piece of equipment, or need a foundation built for your equipment, STEVENS is your number one millwright service choice. Our results are repeatable and precise.

 

What Does A Millwright Service Company Do?

MILLWRIGHT SERVICESA millwright service company provides expert craftsmen who install, dismantle, maintains, repairs, and moves machinery usually, in an industrial setting.  

The millwright is responsible for reading complicated schematics, blueprints, drawings, or service manuals to determine proper work procedures for the installation process as well as producing preventative maintenance plans for the equipment. They utilize heavy-rigging for moving the machinery into place and helping to make sure that it is aligned within the proper specifications.

In addition to these, the millwright will also perform duties as a carpenter, pipefitter, and electrician.  They must be able to navigate software programs as equipment continues to become more advanced.

Before the installation process, the millwright service company is responsible for setting the benchmarks for specific tolerances to make sure the machine operates optimally.  Throughout the installation process, the millwright adheres to the benchmarks to level and align the equipment, as well as the gearboxes, electric motors, and couplings, to ensure the machinery is operating within specified tolerances.

Working within these tolerances improves the final product as it comes off the machine.  If the tolerances are maintained to the thousandth of an inch as STEVENS manages, the dimensional tolerances on the final product will be on spec every time.  

 

What Kind of Equipment Does A Millwright Use?

A Millwright's tools are integral to their trade.  Below is a list of the standard tools a millwright may use, but it is not an exhaustive list as the tools vary and depending upon the specific job and type of equipment. 

  • Calipers
  • Micrometers
  • Levels
  • Laser alignment tools
  • Master Levels
  • Theodollight
  • Various handheld tools

When do you need a millwright service company? 

It is a common misconception to think that you only need millwright services when you are putting in a new piece of equipment or needing to relocate an existing piece of equipment. But a millwright services company's capabilities can be used for the following situations:

Advanced Millwright Services provided by STEVENS

 

  • Setting up a maintenance plan 
  • Carrying out the maintenance plan.
  • Precision leveling and alignment
  • Align and test equipment and make any adjustments necessary
  • Emergency shutdown 
  • Emergency repair
  • Parts replacement
  • Relocation of the equipment
  • Addition to equipment
  • Build the foundation for the equipment 

To learn more about millwrights check out our article What Is A Millwright?

How is STEVENS Millwrights Service different?

We know that the success of your company depends upon your machines running efficiently. As machines continue to become more complex, you need a millwright services company with strong analytical skills and the experience that can meet your expectations. 

At STEVENS, our technical expertise sets us apart from other contractors. We provide 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 helping our customers integrate new equipment into their current production lines or remove and transport entire process lines from one facility to another.

We take pride in responding to a client's needs and performing work in a safe and timely manner to minimize process line shutdown time and maximize maintenance productivity.

We are dedicated to our clients and do not disappear upon completion of a project. From designing to the sitework and excavation phase, to the completion of a structure and beyond we are always there for our clients. We are at your service to assist in developing a maintenance plan for your facility, as well as ensure that the process equipment continues to operate efficiently.

Our corporate goal is to develop relationships with our valued clients. We stake our reputation on our performance and the client's satisfaction.

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OUR PROJECTS

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TKS

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
  • Runout
    Runout Tables
  • 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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Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • TKS
    TKS
    Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
×
TKS

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.

Categories :
Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
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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.

Categories :
Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
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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
  • Runout
    Runout Tables
  • 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.

Categories :
Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • TKS
    TKS
    Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
×
TKS

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.

Categories :
Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
×

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.

Categories :
Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
  • Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment
×

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
  • Runout
    Runout Tables
  • 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.

Categories :
Equipment Setting & Precision Alignment