Danaâ€™s New Gearbox Service Center Offers Expanded Capabilities
Feb. 7, 2020 — Dana Incorporated has opened a nearly 32,000-sq.-ft. facility in Slidell, Louisiana, for the repair, service, and assembly of industrial gearboxes, including the ability to custom-make gears up to 6.5’.
Located in the Fremaux Park development, the new facility replaces the company’s current operations in Slidell. It offers more space to meet the growing demand for industrial gearbox service, repair, and refurbishment.
Dana has also invested in gear grinding and hobbing equipment, and skilled personnel to increase the ability to quickly turn around gearboxes.
In addition to the facility in Slidell, Dana has 26 service and assembly centers around the world that provide custom solutions for gearboxes used in a variety of applications such as mining, steel and metal, pulp and paper, power generation, food processing, marine, cement, wind power, water treatment, and more.
“The additional square footage in this new facility combined with the increased ability to rapidly make gears gives Dana the capacity we need to further support our industrial gearbox customers who come to us for custom, highly engineered solutions,” said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana’s off-highway drive and motion technologies. “Dana’s service and assembly centers provide critical support for our global customers throughout the lifecycle of their machinery, whether they’re building something completely new for a one-off application or maintaining current equipment to ensure maximum performance and uptime.”
The facility’s expanded capabilities let Dana offer customized open-gearing solutions for multiple applications, as well as drop-in replacement gearing and full assemblies for obsolete units.
Dana’s global network has an extensive inventory of service components, including bearings, seals, shafts, and gearing for its original-equipment brands – Brevini and PIV. The company also provides repair services for industrial gearboxes ranging from small 40,000-lb. industrial gearboxes.
In addition to its service and repair capabilities, Dana partners with customers to offer on-site maintenance training to address the importance of maintaining equipment to extend the life of the gearbox.