Whether you need tooling or equipment for your test rigs, lift devices, production line, spare parts, precision tooling for turbine overhaul or repair, or a turnkey automated system, our Coldwater team can deliver a solution that meets the stringent requirements of any industry. Our build-to-print expertise ensures your equipment or components are produced to your exacting specifications, down to the millimeter. Or, if you find yourself needing engineering support with a particular situation, we help you build an entirely custom solution.
If you’re looking for engineering innovation that can lead to production efficiencies, then Lincoln Electric Automation is your company. With decades of developing effective solutions and long-standing relationships within the aerospace, automotive, appliance and energy industries, we deliver effective results by leveraging our breadth of experience in machining, fabrication, and assembly when your parts need to be right.
Our engineers are experts in resolving difficult part holding applications, enabling you to deliver the level of accuracy and repeatability required for your particular processes. This high level of quality can help make you more efficient, productive and cost-effective.
The Coldwater facility provides on-site static load testing and fatigue load testing services to validate the integrity of machined workpieces and fixtures. Static load tests are used to determine the machined structure’s ability to handle loads. With fatigue load testing, we prove out how cyclic forces will affect a product or material over time.
Our in-floor test bed is 60” x 96” in size and equipped with two overhead cranes of 10- and 25-tons. Machining tombstones are added for additional weight as needed, so that Coldwater can offer test loads of up to 000,000,000 lbs.
One of our customers had been experiencing heavy re-work costs on a large machined component due to deep bore and bottom plate out-of-tolerances. Turning to the Coldwater facility’s precision machining department for assistance, we assured them we could achieve higher accuracy.
Our ability to hold to stricter tolerances enabled us to deliver an improvement of about 10% over the previous method. For the customer, this resulted in a savings of nearly 20% of the total costs they had been investing.
This transport rig was manufactured by the Coldwater facility to support jet engines during transport to test rigs for performance testing. Depending upon the situation, our teams can work from a supplied design or engineer and manufacture a complete solution for precision applications.
Timely repair of turbines in the field is critical to reducing the impact of electricity outages. To reduce the repair time involved required to remove the rotor from the stator, the Coldwater team worked with a client to develop a suite of specialized, automated repair tools that was kitted and containerized. These kits eliminate the need for rotor removal, decreasing turbine downtime from weeks to days.