On site crankshaft repairs, another
service of Reynolds-French, offers unique and highly skilled personnel with the
latest equipment. Crankshaft rod journal machining, polishing, and shaft straightening are handled on
site and in the engine or compressor unit, saving expensive down time and costly disassembly.
All crankshafts are checked for straightness and
inspected for cracks before any repairs are started. Bent shafts are cold
straightened in the engine before crankpins are turned, then checked again
before the job is completed.
Reynolds-French has the capability to machine rod journals on
site from 7" diameter to 14 1/2" diameter. Crankshaft flanges and flywheel fit
refacing are also covered with this service. On request, special undersized bearings can be furnished.
REYNOLDS FRENCH SUPPLIES TRAINED PERSONNEL
We provide Machinists with many years of experience in
rod journal machining (or "pin turning"), polishing and crankshaft straightening.
REYNOLDS FRENCH PROVIDES STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT
We provide all equipment which is State of the art, custom
designed, portable, up to 14 1/2" diameters.
IT STARTS WITH AN INSPECTION
Reynolds French has the expertise to visually inspect crankshafts for general condition, to Magnaflux and black light for finding hard-to-find cracks, to check for crankshaft runout (straightness), and to make evaluations and recommendations for crankshaft rod journal turning, polishing, straightening, removal to outside shop, or to simple put back into service.
If a shaft needs to be removed for metal spray, chrome plating or grinding, we will recommend it. Our expert technicians can also check a frame with wire line for frame alignment. For our evaluations, discussions and recommendations, you can expect straight talk.
NOW MAIN BEARING JOURNALS TURNED IN PLACE
Reynolds French now has developed the technical equipment and expertise to machine and polish main bearing journals in place on some engines. We have done several of these with excellent results.
See Fix #9 Crankshaft Repairs Onsite