Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Hydraulics Specialist

What to Look For When Choosing an Industrial Hydraulics Repair or Remanufacturing Company

Whether you’re buying from them, doing business with them, hiring them or thinking of working for them, it always pays to check a business’s reputation. You want to make sure that the company you’re going to work with has safety measures in place to guarantee the safety of your machinery and its workers.  Selecting the right  company to work on your machinery is a process you have to be smart about. The company with the lowest price isn’t always the right one. In some cases a company will quote a project with a price that is too low accidentally. This happens from time to time in large industrial companies. A company is trying to merge into the industry but does not have enough knowledge to properly bid the job. As you request and RFP you have to protect yourself by looking out for tell-tale signs that this is happening.

ndustrial Hydraulics RepairChoose a One-Stop Shop

When choosing the right industrial maintenance & remanufacturing company, you should rely on a service provider who can provide single source design, fabrication, and installation all in one place. This is something that not all industrial companies can do. This factor makes a huge difference when it comes to quality of work you will receive as well as savings that your service provider will pass on to you.

Doing a little research into the company you want to deal with

When selecting an industrial maintenance company, you want a partner you can rely on with all the services and features your company needs. Research is your secret weapon. Look up any reviews. How long have they been in business? What is thier experience? Do they have references/portfolio? What are thier strengths? Do they perform thier work in house or do they send it out? Do they have emergency services? Do they understand your business model? Do they provide a warranty on thier services?

Use online tools such as, Glassdoor, Hoovers, Better Business Bureau etc. to learn about thier reputation.  Look at thier social media platforms, many times you will see reviews and interaction on Facebook, LinkedIn and more.

Not all companies are created equal

Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics has the experience and capabilites to repair and remanufacture most all makes and models of cylinders, no matter the size or application. With our multiple hones, lathes, boring mills, straightening presses and torque benches, we can handle most any size of cylinder. We also repair accumulators, intensifiers and swivels (rotary manifolds). We have expert service technicians that have a passion for getting the job done right. With highly skilled laborers, top-of-the-line equipment and creative minds, we are capable of just about anything.  Any service we provide to our customers that have any mechanical issues within one year of service, we will repair or replace our workmanship at no charge. Customer Service is Our Priority!

Our technicians can go to your site to troubleshoot your machinery at times convenient to your production.

Remanufacturing:
Using our custom-designed cylinder maintenance table, we can completely remanufacture cylinders of any size maintaining OEM specifications.

Presses, balers, & compactors:
If the machine can be transported for remanufacturing we can haul it for you or you can freight it to our facility.

Testing:
Static and dynamic testing up to 10,000 psi with a 200 gallon test bench for even the largest of bores and strokes.

Field Service:
Our service trucks are fully equipped so that we can safely troubleshoot, remove and install cylinders on site. We work with the following:

  • Hydraulic & pneumatic cylinders (NFPA/Metric)
  • Mill type cylinders
  • Tie rod cylinders
  • Large bore cylinders
  • Telescoping cylinders
  • Multi-stage cylinders
  • Mobile/heavy equipment
  • Rod straightening
  • Grinding
  • Polishing
  • Bore welding, honing and sizing
  • Chrome services available
  • Complete machining and welding capabilities

Since 2004, Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics has exceeded expectations and delivered superior hydraulic and pneumatic field services to customers across the state and globe. We are well known for upholding the industry’s highest standards and matchless capabilities. With highly equipped service trucks, a full service machine and fabrication shop, and top quality talent, Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics continues to provide 24/7 professional service. As the elite provider in the southeast, we will continue to decrease the bottom line for our customers with integrity, proven experience, and service excellence.

HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC SERVICES FOR MINING

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY

For the first time in several years, the global forecast for mining was looking up, according to a speaker at VMA’s 2018 Market Outlook event, held in August 2017.

John Craynon, senior mining engineer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, said they are predicting an industry upturn in the next one to two years, even though commodity prices have not been strong. “A number of large projects and expansions will be coming online before 2020,” he noted. “Exploration is growing, particularly in emerging economies, and even in the U.S. for some commodities.”

According to the NMA (National Mining Association) The strength and future health of the U.S. economy depends on mining, which provides the building blocks for the everyday American experience. Mining supports nearly two million high-paying jobs and contributes to economic activity in every state.

EQUIPMENT THE MINING INDUSTRY RELYS ON

Mining EquipmentMany of our most valuable resources are buried deep in the earth. It takes a lot of power to extract these minerals and fuels so that we can use them for our day-to-day lives. Hydraulics make this extraction possible in a safe and efficient manner.

In North America, 85% of our mining is surface mining. Surface mining is a mining process where the overlying mineral layer (called the overburden) is removed, and then the mineral is removed using tunnels or shafts. Surface mining is a two-part process, and both processes involve the power of hydraulics. Powerful earthmovers remove the overburden, allowing access to the minerals. Then gigantic excavators extract the minerals from the earth. Even transporting the materials from the mining site to the processing plant requires hydraulics, as articulating dump trucks are used to collect and transport.

Large scale operations like mining require equipment that is reliable and safe. These hydraulic cylinders are doing very powerful work, and they need to be able to hold up to the pressure put on them. Hydraulic systems and parts are found in a several equipment types including drills, conveyors, loaders, rock bolters, belt crushers and more.

REPAIR, REMANUFACTURE OR EXCHANGE TO PROTECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE.

Mining Equipment RepairLightning Bay Pneu-Draulics knowledgeable team of industry professionals will work with you to isolate any problems and deliver the right solution for your needs. We know that time is money, and that every moment you cannot properly use your equipment is money down the drain. Our team will provide you with fast service and reliable quotes in an effort to mediate your problem as quickly as possible.

Lighting Bay Pneu-Draulics is Florida’s leading provider of hydraulic services to the mining industry. We have the equipment, personnel, and experience to deliver on-site and off-site hydraulic services to the highest industry standards. From local to worldwide we test, troubleshoot, install, remanufacture, and redesign hydraulic cylinders, gearboxes, valves, winches, and more. Our capabilities surpass others and our fabrication is completed in-house.

  • Our technicians are Fluid Power Certified through the International Fluid Power Society and are on-call 24/7 for emergency or scheduled maintenance.
  • Service trucks w/ cranes are equipped with a torch rig, air service, welding equipment, fittings, adapters, flow meters, standard & Metric seals, etc.
  • Our mobile service trailer is equipped with industrial hydraulic hoses, fittings, adapters, hose crimpers, and tube benders.

With offices in Tampa, FL, and Jacksonville, FL, Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics offers superior service in the maritime, industrial, manufacturing, machining and construction fields. Our main goal is to meet the customer’s demands in a timely and efficient manner while keeping their bottom line in mind.

How can we assist with your mining and industrial equipment repair needs?
Call us at (813) 655-0806, email info@lightningbay.com, or fill out the contact form to get more information.

 

 

Dependable Hydraulic & Machining Services

Hydraulic Field ServicesLightning Bay Pneu-Draulics is a full service hydraulic and mechanical shop, complete with a substantial machine and fabrication shop. These capabilities enable us to manufacture or repair hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and repair valves, pumps, motors and other hydraulic or complex mechanical equipment. We are particularly skilled at replicating hard to find parts or repairing machinery no longer supported by the original manufacturer.

We are a full service Hydraulic Contractor. We provide field services to Marine and Industrial customers. We provide shop services including, manufacturing, machining, welding, fabrications, remanufacturing of components, and have years of experience in the repair, replacement, and rebuilding of hydraulic components including hydraulic cylinders, hoses, hydrostatic, pumps, etc.

At Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics we retain a full-time, in-house staff comprised of trained mechanics, Certified Welders, and a Certified Fluid Power Expert. Offering more experience than most hydraulic shops in the area, we have the capabilities to provide service on cranes, backhoes, trucks, telescoping cylinders, crawler tractors, swing cylinders, PWR steering cylinders, Schwartz Loader Cylinders, Do-All Cylinders, and all farm equipment cylinders.

We truly are your custom solution for every hydraulic scenario. Our continually updated machining equipment allows us to develop increasingly diversified cylinder designs – longer, bigger, shorter, etc.

WeldingWe have a reputation for getting the job done right the first time, while only repairing and replacing those parts that need it. Through comprehensive testing, our technicians stringently inspect every hydraulic unit for wear, durability and damaged components to ensure that you receive the most effective repair possible.

Our mission is to reduce your downtime, which helps your bottom line. We are on-call 24/7 if any emergencies should arise and at any given time we promise to troubleshoot, repair, install, breakdown or maintain your fluid power systems to the best of our ability. Our service technicians are always prepared and carry all the necessary passes and cards to ensure proper access to your facility when you need us most.

We take pride in our work and aim to satisfy our customer base 100%.