Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spider Crane - Small Job

Yesterday American Industrial Werks did a little job for a company called Forgotten Times, which specializes in fixing old watches.  The project entailed removing a Deckel FP1 machine from the basement of a residential home (the seller) and installing it in the back room of the Forgotten Times store. With the machine weighing in at a mere 1400 lbs, one might think this to be a simple job. However, anyone who has done a job like this, knows that often times moving a machine "in" is far easier than taking it out... down is easy.

To deal with the tight conditions we decided to bring in a Spider Crane for the job. Particular care and attention was given to protect the yard and patio from damage as well as staying clear of the house gutters while lifting the machine from the basement stairway landing.

Once the machine was out of the basement, it was just a matter of a forklift, a few carts and some good old fashion muscle to set the Deckel and all the related parts into the Forgotten Times store.  The machine has a new life and purpose now.  Once used to make parts for custom model train engines, now it will make parts to restore that treasured antique watch handed down from one generation to another.

Many machinery moving and rigging companies deem jobs like this as "too small".  Here at American Industrial Werks, we realize that America is built on small jobs.  We like to help our customers grow today with their small job, so next year or the year after (whatever it takes), we can help them grow to be a bit bigger.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

40' Silo Installation

Featured Project: 40' Silo Installation

AIW crews were tasked with unloading two used 40' silos, standing them up and into position, then anchoring, and installing the catwalk between the two units.

Two cranes were used to stand up the silos. Gusting winds made this job a challenge, however the silos were still set and anchored in one day.

Because these were used silos the catwalk was cut into multiple pieces for transportation. Steel fabrication was necessary to put the catwalk back together and complete the installation.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Video - New Ferry 280 Installation

American Industrial Werks crews are wrapping up a new installation of a Ferry 280 Rotational Mold Machine. This is a turnkey installation involving planning and drawings for permit acquisition, rigging and mechanical for complete assembly of the machine, all electrical connections, and a concrete foundation for the jib crane. Then we follow through with inspections and start-up with the Ferry company technicians for last minute fine tuning.

Enjoy the video...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Video - Tank Jobs

At American Industrial Werk, Inc., working with tanks is a passion. We install chemical tanks, tanks for wineries and breweries, tank farms, you name it. We can bring them in through the roof or through doors with only a fraction of an inch to spare. If you've got an easy tank installation... we like those too.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oversize Load - Engel 450

Recently on a cold and snowy day, we loaded up an Engel 450 injection mold machine. The machine weight was 54,000 lbs and it was an oversize load. We used a Versa-Lift 40/60 for the lift, which handled the job with no trouble at all.

At American Industrial Werks we take on the little jobs and the big jobs. We're happy to help the little guy move his new Bridgeport into his garage shop or help the big production shop grow their company with an new 125,000 lb Van Dorn injection mold machine.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Auction - Large Capacity Machine Shop & Repair Facility

This auction is at DeB Corporation.

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If your business is located in Illinois or Wisconsin, American Industrial Werks can offload and install your equipment in the Chicago or Milwaukee areas. Call 847-477-2648.

Auction Date: March 15, 2012 - 9:00 AM
Location: 4628 Camp Coleman Road, Trussville, AL 35173
Inspection: Wednesday, March 14th From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

View the Alabama Directory of Machinery Movers, Erectors and Riggers.

• 27" X 120" Romi Model M27 Flat Bed CNC Lathe (2004)
• 40"/52" X 320" Poreba Model TR-100B1/8M Lathe
• 25" X 120" Dean Smith & Grace Model 25P Hollow Spindle Lathe
• (2) 32" X 120" Kuraki Model LC-403-30 Hollow Spindle Lathes
• 52" X 672" & 34" X 320" Leblond Dual Carriage Lathes
• Cincinnati Milacron Hawk 250 CNC Turning Center (1998)
• (2) Cincinnati Model No. 3 EA Thru-Feed Centerless Grinders
• Leblond Dual Carriage Geared Head Polishing Engine Lathe
• 56' Long Dual Head Weld Build Up Lathe
• 15' Weld Build Up Lathe
• (2) 50' Long Shaft Straightening Systems
• Cylindrical Grinder
• Straightening Press
• Toolroom Machinery
• Welders
• Air Compressors

Friday, February 17, 2012

Moving Out The Craftsman Race Car

Back in 2010 American Industrial Werks moved the Craftsman race car into the new Craftsman store in Chicago for the Craftsman Experience. In January of 2012 we moved it back out.

Machinery Moving... We do plant re-locations, move restaurant equipment, medical equipment, manufacturing equipment, wind turbine generators, and yes even race cars.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Machinery Movers Directory Update - CO, DE & FL

The US Directory of Machinery Movers, Erectors and Riggers has been updated with three new states.

Colorado -
Delaware -
Florida -

This is an ongoing project to identify for businesses true machinery movers, erectors and riggers. Often times supporting companies such as heavy haul trucking, crane companies and rigging equipment suppliers get lumped into this category but are really just a supporting service.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

1961 International Scout - Rigging - Craftsman

Here's the video of our crew moving the 1961 International Scout into the Craftsman store in Chicago.

Craftsman Experience - 1961 International Scout

Last summer American Industrial Werks moved a 1961 International Scout into the Craftsman store in Chicago for a Craftsman Experience/Historical Truck Society video on "How to Tune your Truck". The Scout featured is a rare and beautiful truck.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wind Turbine Installations

Take a drive South or West of Chicago, IL and it won’t be long before you see vast acres of land filled with wind turbines either running or being installed. In fact, according to the Chicago Sun-Times and the American Wind Energy Association, in 2011, Illinois topped the nation in the number of new wind turbines installations and ranked second only to California in the total amount of the turbines’ power capacity.

With about 50 wind energy companies in the Chicago area and approximately twenty eight companies in Illinois manufacturing components for the wind industry, this green energy business is booming. American Industrial Werks, Inc. is also taking part in this growth sector by specializing in the rigging aspect of generator installations in the field. In addition, it provides machinery moving and installation services to wind energy component manufacturers along with industrial curtain installations to control facility temperatures and dust from the manufacturing process.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Ferry RS 280 Installation

In a couple weeks American Industrial Werks starts installation on another Ferry rotational molding machine. This time it’s an RS 280 molding machine. Again we’re doing a turnkey solution. We’ll erect the machine, provide all wiring and switches, install all venting and fans, and run water piping.

See our last turnkey installation of a Ferry 430.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Auction - Metal Fabricator & Biotech Equipment Mfg

This auction is for surplus to the ongoing needs of New Brunswick.

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American Industrial Werks can offload and install your equipment in the Chicago or Milwaukee areas. Call 847-477-2648.

44 Talmadge Road
Edison, NJ 08817

Sale Date: February 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST
Inspection Date: February 8, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

• CNC Laser Turret Punches
• CNC Press Brakes
• CNC Vertical Machining Center
• Plate and Tube Benders
• Grinders, Notchers and Sanders
• Milling Machines and Engine Lathes
• Assembly Equipment
• Testing Equipment
• Welding Equipment
• Material Handling Equipment
• Factory Support Equipment
• Packaging Equipment
• Pallet Racking and Shelving
• Parts and Supplies