When it comes to heavy equipment and industrial machinery, degradation is commonplace.
Custom Heavy Equipment Bushings
Without heavy equipment, modern societies would look a lot different. These bulky pieces of machinery streamline the construction of infrastructure, manufacture of products, delivery of vital services, and exploration of new horizons, among others.
Take heavy equipment performance to new levels with U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine. We’re a top supplier of custom cast metal components for large applications.
Client-tailored cast part fabrication services
U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine produces cast heavy equipment parts that stand up to wear, friction, and corrosion. Consequently, durability and functionality improve. Here are typical items we manufacture:
As heavy materials pass through minerals processing equipment, components begin to wear.
Without nuts to hold things together, heavy equipment would fall apart.
Gears are toothed, mechanical transmission elements used to transfer motion and power between components.
Cast rings are found all around us, from jet engines to military equipment.
Heavy equipment and machines are essential for completing industrial functions on time and within budget.
Heavy equipment success and failure sometimes comes down to the ability to withstand loads repeatedly.
Whether lifting substantial loads or crushing hard minerals, heavy machinery must tolerate extreme forces repeatedly.
In industrial applications, pumps and compressors are relied upon to power critical devices.
Unmitigated friction can bring any industrial application to a halt. Protect heavy equipment against wear with tapered bushings from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine.
Mining and materials-handling operators often must reduce raw material sizes to create something sellable.
When it comes to heavy machinery, unaddressed friction can be catastrophic.
The ability to withstand loads repeatedly is critical for heavy machinery. Boost equipment performance with flange bushings from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine.
Sometimes, being unbalanced better. Take your application to new performance levels with eccentric bushings from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine.
We’re a one-stop casting facility. Every casting step is performed in-house under the supervision of a skilled engineering team. Here are our capabilities:
- Research & Design
- Full-Scale Casting
- Finished Machining
Our team can manufacture any custom part, but we specialize in custom heavy equipment bushings. The high-performing bushings our team makes are tailored for the application, not a standard design. We’re one of a handful of foundries capable of producing bushings for oversized machinery.
Machinery components big enough for the job
U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine manufactures high-quality heavy equipment parts using static and centrifugal casting techniques. We have the following capabilities:
- Castings up to 35,000 pounds
- Lengths of up to 80 inches for centrifugally cast parts
- Outside diameters as large as 158 inches for centrifugally cast parts
- No size limit for statically cast parts
Our facility contains a machine shop with innovative CNC equipment. We can deliver finished castings with precise dimensions. By cutting out time-consuming off-site secondary processing steps, client supply chains are simplified. Our skilled technicians can machine workpieces with:
- Outside diameters of 150 inches
- Lengths of 80 inches
- Tolerances are +/- .001 inches
Benefits of cast metal parts for heavy equipment applications
Casting processes can create relatively complex shapes from materials with high strength, wear-resistance, and anti-corrosion properties. Subsequently, cast metal alloys are used in many heavy equipment applications. Here are some examples:
- Crawler Shoes
- Bucket Teeth
- Track Pads
- Crane Replacement Parts
- Grouser Ice Lugs
- Grader Boards
- Clevis Shackles
- Mole Teeth
- Planetary Drives
There are many reasons to integrate metal castings into your heavy equipment application. The casting process offers many benefits:
- Long Tooling Life
- Excellent Surface Finish
- High Dimensional Accuracy
- Can Cast Extremely Intricate Designs
- Can Cast Almost Any Ferrous Metal And Super Alloy
- No Flash
- Minimal Parting Lines
- Reliable Process Controls
- Great Repeatability
- Eliminates Secondary Machining
Important work requires robust materials
The term “heavy” in heavy equipment is about the tasks performed, not its size or weight. From withstanding extreme temperatures and corrosive environments to running all day on rugged terrain, they must be built to last.
As a leading industrial heavy equipment bushings manufacturer, U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine supports your design goals by casting parts from many metal alloys.
- Bronze And Highly Leaded Bronze
- Stainless Steel
Other metal alloys can be used upon request. Give us a call for more information.
Your custom heavy equipment parts source
Heavy equipment is valuable, but it can be costly to maintain. Age, construction type, location, and other factors make finding replacement parts a challenge. Any downtime leads to lost production throughput.
U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine understands your concerns. That’s why we produce quality custom heavy machinery components on time and within budget.
A strict quality management system ensures every casted component meets applicable industry standards or client specifications. Our team turns around rough parts as quickly as two weeks and finished pieces as fast as eight weeks, depending on lead time and other factors.
Contact us to learn more about our cast parts manufacturing services. Our experts are happy to discuss your heavy equipment needs further.