The photo on the right
was taken about 6 weeks after the photo on the left. The cable drum in
the photo on the left was actually located in a scrap yard and was about
to be chopped up and melted down. The cable drum on the right is headed
to a large crane in a major steel mill to help them keep up with their
production schedule. Both photos are of the same cable drum!
Cage Gear and
Machine could also be known as Cage Gear and Cable Drums!
throw away your worn cable drums or sheaves. We can fix them; Saving you
thousands of dollars and months of downtime!
cable drum repair in the photos saved our customer $ 30,000.00 or more
and reduced their downtime by 14 weeks!
We treat every cable drum repair with the
utmost care with safety as our primary concern.
OUR PROCESS FOR CABLE DRUM
- Step One: The
first thing that we do is to determine if your cable drum is a good
candidate for repair. We evaluate the construction method and
condition of the used cable drum. We also inspect the cable drum
body material thickness to make sure we have enough material for the
repair, inspect bearing fits, keyway wear and gear fits. If we
decide that the cable drum is not a good candidate we will notify
you immediately of its condition. If the cable drum appears to be
viable for repairs we will report our findings to you with an
estimate for the repairs. We will perform no additional work without
your approval. We will evaluate the cable drum for you at no cost
to you. If you approve the repairs we will proceed to Step 2.
- Step Two: We
will proceed to thoroughly clean the cable drum, sandblast any
rusted areas, including welds, with a soft medium as not to remove
any of the good metal and perform an NDT inspection of the cable
drum to check for any cracks or internal damage. If there are any
inclusions found we will provide you with an additional estimate for
repairing them (Just for the record, we have only once had to charge
anything additional for repairing inclusions, most of the stress and
wear on the cable drums occur in the grooves and not the welds). If
no inclusions are found we will proceed to Step 3.
- Step Three: The
cable drum will be machined to reestablish proper groove dimensions
for the specified rope size, bearing and gear journals will be
repaired as required, keyway fits reestablished and drilled and
tapped holes cleaned up as needed. If specified by the customer, we
will replace bearings, seals and couplings. The cable drum will then
be painted safety yellow or another color specified by the customer
and tagged with our job number for future traceability. We maintain
the NDT Inspection reports and dimensional logs of any repair work
for at least ten years and will provide you a copy for your records.
- Step Four: We
will prepare the cable drum for shipping to your facility or can
drop ship direct to your customer using your paperwork, saving you
the additional expense and work of shipping the cable drum twice. We
can also prepare the cable drum for long term storage per customer
"Cage Gear and Cable Drum
Repair" offers a one year warranty on any work that we perform and
parts supplied in the repair process. We are proud to say, as to date, we
have not had to rework a single cable drum that we repaired! Our staff is
pretty proud of that!
our flickr galleries for
before and after images of just a few of our repair projects.