Manufacturing is one of the largest SWEPCO market segments with diverse and demanding applications. Manufacturers are commonly broken down into several sub-classifications based upon the type of product being produced:

  • Food Products
  • Lumber, Wood, Paper
  • Chemical Products
  • Rubber & Plastics Products
  • Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete Products
  • Primary Metal Industries
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Industrial & Commercial Machinery & Computer Equipment Products
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment & Components
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Instruments, Optical Goods
  • Miscellaneous Other Manufactured Goods

Manufacturing operations where high heat, speed, pressure, shock and/or harsh processing conditions are present and uptime is critical.

Critical Equipment Applications & Challenges Faced:

  • Bearings -- Excessive wear due to continuous high speed, high heat, high load, high shock operation and abrasive contaminants
  • Gear Boxes -- Overheating and excessive wear due to continuous production cycles and heavy loading
  • Energy Consumption -- Amperage on heavily loaded lines is excessive; plant compressed air costs are excessive
  • Multiple Lubricants -- Variety of lubricants cause inventory control problems, higher lubricant costs and lubricant application errors

Heavy Construction