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Manufactured Sheaves

Our Northend Gear & Machine Division operating near Cincinnati, OH completed a bulk order of sheaves for a manufacturing customer. From saw to lathe, see how these sheaves developed throughout the pictures below. The Northend division has Manual Lathes offering up to 36″ diameter (Victor 16X60, Victor 20×60, Victor 29×120 & Bullard 36″) and CNC Lathes offering up to 36″ diameter (Mazak PowerMaster, Mazak QT35, Mazak Nexus 200, Mazak QuickTurn 15).
 
Services offered at this division include machining, gear manufacturing, gearbox repair & rebuilding, dynamic balancing, welding & fabrication, and engineering. View the division’s key assets and capability details by visiting their page here: Northend Gear & Machine Division or call for help with your next project at (513) 860-4334.
 
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Bevel Gears

Northend Gear & Machine Division manufactured a few bevel gears for a contracting customer in Kentucky. The gears were cut on our Gleason machine, which is great at ensuring repeatable high quality standards. View the pictures attached below to see the process and precision in the outcome.
 
Northend Gear & Machine was acquired in 2021 by Nix and is located in Fairfield, Ohio. The Division specializes in machining, gear manufacturing, gearbox repair and rebuilding, dynamic balancing, welding and fabrication, and also engineering. Check out our Northend Gear & Machine Division’s key assets and capabilities by following the link to their website: northendgears.com or call for help with your next project at (513) 860-4334.
 
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Damaged Tanker Refurbishment

Recently, our Repairs & Maintenance Division refurbished this damaged tanker. The team inspected the unit to find all damaged areas. The main work consisted of rolling and fabricating new tank panels which were then fully welded. After the repairs were complete, which included a new catwalk and pipe work, the tank was pressurized to ensure there were no leaks in the vessel. Our Shop Coatings Team then sandblasted the trailer, gave it a new paint job, and also new decals.
 
Check out our Repairs & Maintenance Division’s key assets & services by clicking on the division title here: Repairs & Maintenance Division
 
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Frame Machining

A fabrication customer needed some work done on frame parts for a roller coaster that was going overseas. We milled, drilled and tapped holes into the parts. There were two of these bases and each was 40 foot long, weighing 20,000 lbs! 
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Chris Brack

Chris Brack

General Manager

Chris joined the Nix team in November of 2021 as General Manager – Structural Fabrication Division.  Chris graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with an Electrical Engineering Technology degree. With over three decades experience in the Industrial and commercial construction market, Chris has extensive experience in negotiations, operations, management, continuous improvement, and business development.

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Manufactured Sheave

In July, a fabrication customer in Tennessee needed a Sheave made new. We fabricated it at our Custom Fabrication facility in Poseyville, IN. The sheave was then sent over to our Machining facility in Princeton, IN and we utilized our new Tacchi Lathe machine to complete the project.

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Pipe Supports

In June, a contractor came to us needing a new system for their manufacturing customer to protect and hold pipes in place going from one building to the next. Our engineering, structural fabrication, and field services teams worked together to design, build, and install a galvanized steel bridge to support the pipes. 

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Aluminum Dock Walkway

Our engineering, custom fabrication, and field services teams worked together to design, build, and install a 50 foot all aluminum walkway for a dock extension. Now, the customer is able to move their dock 20 feet further out, so it can sit in a greater depth of water year around.

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Power Generation Trommel Screen

Our NIX Repairs & Maintenance Division designed a trommel screen to match an existing design. A 3/8″ flat plate was cut and rolled to diameter.  Two flanges were burnt out with the inside dimension to match the outside dimension of the rolled plate.  Our team then took the project to fit the rolled plate to the flanges and marked out the triangular cut-outs, which were then hand-cut by a plasma cutter. 

The wire mesh was cut and rolled to match the inside dimension of the trommel and installed.  After this, the pre-manufactured flighting was installed to finish out the trommel screen.  The advantage of this trommel versus the existing trommels, is the fact this one was 100% built out of stainless steel materials, which should last the customer a substantially longer amount of time.

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Darvin Cloin

Darvin Cloin

Engineering Manager - Heritage

Darvin joined Nix in July of 2019. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school, serving as a jet engine mechanic on AV-8B Harriers. After completing his enlistment, he returned to Princeton and gained employment with a fabrication/machine shop as a CNC burn table operator. After 2 years he re-entered the service with the U.S. Army and retired in 2010. Upon relocating back to Princeton, he worked as a fabricator with his previous employer. He work in the shop and performed tasks of welding, burn table operator and press brake operations for several years before becoming the weld shop supervisor and preforming manual machining work. During this time Darvin also worked with the company engineer and went to school for AutoCAD, assisting in design and drawing of parts and assemblies. Between 2016 to 2019 he served as the operations manager, while continuing to work closely with the engineering department. Currently he works in the engineering department and is responsible for design & reverse engineering of machined parts and assemblies.