Shaft Rebuilding


Cliff Industrial provides shaft rebuilding, building and resurfacing as part of our  services.

Cliff Industrial specializes in the building, repairing and rebuilding of cylindrical shafts, castings and other mechanical components which have become damaged or worn.

Shaft Rebuilding, Hardfacing, Steel Resurfacing, Shaft Resurfacing

Shafts being a vital component used in different industries, a damaged or worn shaft can bring work or the production process to a halt. There are many reasons a shaft can fail. We have the expertise to make suggestions on repair or alternate materials that may deliver a better solution to your shaft needs. Sometimes a shaft is too far gone to be repaired. If that’s the case, we’ll tell you – and we can build you a new one! Which is often less costly and may get you back up and running faster.

Restore a Damaged Shaft

Shaft rebuilding has changed over the years and we can often repair a shaft without having to replace it. The rebuilding process presents special challenges, such as maintaining the proper alignment of the shaft or restoring it to its proper dimensions and finish.

Worn or damaged shafts are common when working with machinery and unfortunately a failed shaft will shut down any machine. If it continues to happen to the same shaft, let us know; we may have some ideas of design changes or materials to solve that problem. We all know shafts typically fail when that machine is most needed for an urgent job. We stock a number of shaft diameters and materials to help get you back up and running.

Bearing and seal diameters, tapers and threads may all be repaired!

Shaft damage can range from a few knicks to the bearings have seized and it’s bent, bring it into us for repair. Don’t wait too long! You will have costly repairs on your machine and the shaft may be too worn for us to repair. Our people have the skills and training to restore a damaged or worn shaft to prime operating condition. We employ various build up and welding techniques to obtain the best results, creating a smooth surface that’s wear resistant and low friction.

We can do more than one repair and rebuild: Need 2, 10, 100 or 1000 shafts.

Cliff Industrial can quote your production shaft rebuilding needs…Shaft Rebuilding, Shaft Resurfacing

  • Cylindrical shafts from small diameter on our Swiss Screw Machines to larger diameters
  • Rotor shafts
  • Compressor Shafts
  • Power transmission shafts
  • Heavy equipment knuckle shafts and pins
  • Hydraulic cylinder shafts

Contact Cliff Industrial and let us show you how quick and easy it is to rebuild a shaft. Our state of the art thermal spray welding processes can rebuild and restore your shafts to prime condition. We provide excellent, dependable service at competitive prices and quick turnaround times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know I need to repair the shaft?

A. If the shaft is worn such as knicks, or the bearings seized or shaft is bent it may be obvious but equipment vibration or bearings overheating is another sign.

Q. What if I decide not to repair it or wait too long?

A. Don’t. You will have costly repairs on your machine and the shaft may be too worn for us to repair.

Q. If you can’t repair it, what happens next?

A.Cliff Industrial will build you a replacement shaft. If the bearing surface is too worn we will recommend replacing the shaft entirely.

Q.Sounds expensive, how much will this cost?

A. Depending on the size of the shaft, we’re talking as little as $100 to $1,000. Typically simple straight shafts are cheaper to replace than repair.

Q. How long will the machine be down?

A. We average a 5-7 days lead time and offer expediting services!

Q. I need it faster.

A. We stock most common sizes up to 6 inches! 1045 TGP and 1144 stress proof TGP.

Q. What else can Cliff Industrial do for me?

A. Since we’re on the topic of shafts we can repair worn bearing surfaces, shrink down shafts, shrink a sleeve and turn a bearing size. When we repair some shafts, usually we have to shrink the end of the shaft and repair the bearing.

We also offer a wide range of other machining services, browse our website for more information.

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