When a market leader in paint shop design and manufacture experienced an untimely and frustrating paint shop fan breakdown during a crucial production run in their busy workshop, they turned to Gibbons Engineering Group for help.
The client advised that returning the fan to normal operation was urgent and that downtime must be kept to an absolute minimum, so we arranged for immediate collection of the fan from Milton Keynes before delivering it to our workshop.
The fan was inspected and the motor found to be down to earth. The fan had seen plenty of service and as a result there was a significant build-up of debris on the impeller blades.
Our engineering team sprung into action and stripped the fan down to its component parts ready for repair. Whilst the special fan motor went through our in-house rewind shop for repairs, the other parts were shot blasted and coated with a hard-wearing finish ready for re-assembly.
The fan was rebuilt and tested before the entire assembly was returned to the customer by our courier.
If the uniquely-designed motor had been replaced rather than repaired, a lead time of 13 weeks would have been required, but we were able to bring the whole project together and return the plant to service within just a few days.
Engineering Services Manager Matthew Gibbons was delighted with the outcome: “We understand that a paint shop fan breakdown can be a very stressful and costly situation for our customer, who are naturally concerned that their production could be interrupted for weeks. Therefore, it’s always satisfying to be able to turn a repair round in such a short time and get our customer’s plant up and running.”