“We just had the opportunity to install the four pans you sent us onto G-1 pan conveyor. The pans we had from a previous shop gave us fits when we installed them. Your pans practically installed themselves! They fit like a glove! We test ran the conveyor with the new pans installed and the performed perfectly! Please give my compliments to your craftsmen for making an excellent product. Looking forward to continuing to order our pans from you. Thanks again and be safe.”
– Gary Banina, Maintenance Planner, Cliffs-Ind-East and the Sinter Plant.
“Back in 2004 Allor came to I/N trying to sell us their superior roll material for our scalebreaker and levelers. At the time, we did not have an issue with roll wear as we had dry systems everywhere. For example, the scalebreaker back-up rolls were 14 years old and had less than 2 mm of wear on the diameter. The cost of the new material was prohibitive, so we did not buy anything. In 2006, we converted the dry scale breaker to a wet system. All bets were off with this abrasive grit blasting machine. The now 16-year-old back-ups wore out in 6 months and we had no rolls to put in the mill. Allor suggested their material again and at this point the price was not an issue. It took 4-6 months to get new rolls and it was worth every penny. The Durallor ™ lasts 6 to 8 years in the wet environment. Because it works so well, we converted all our levelers rolls. These went from 1 year to 3-4 years of life before regrinding. Every time we have to buy new sets of rolls, we run into the issue of cost compared to the traditional 52100 and 8620 alternatives. A simple e-mail to our purchasing department explaining the total cost of ownership makes this an easy decision.
From these experiences, we have increased our relationship with Allor as a provider of grinding and rebuild services. They are very competitively priced and have done a good job of trying to save rolls and equipment by rebuilding instead of replacing. They rebuild our support rolls and typically we can save about 70% of them at a cost of about 1/3 that of a new one. Because of their commitment to excellence and understanding of quality and cost of ownership, we have carried that one step further and had them quote new cassettes for a scalebreaker. The design is superior to the old system and will pay for themselves in about 6 years in roll and bearing savings.
Our relationship has grown to the point we are trying to repurpose old rolls by machining them to the smaller size of a different machine. This save the cost of the material and reduces the cost of the roll by 50%. It can’t always be done but this type of idea shows how willing Allor is to work with us to reduce our costs in the long run. We look forward to this type of thinking on future projects.”
Keith L Hunter, PE | Lead Engineer I/N Tek & I/N Kote | ArcelorMittal USA
“To whom It may concern,
United States Steel has done business with Allor Mfg. for several years. I have worked with Allor for 18 years as Maintenance Planner/ Expediter for the Hot Strip Mill, Hot Coil Conveyor system at Gary Works. Allor Mfg. has been a great partner in helping me understand and maintain my equipment.
Allor Mfg. provides USS Corp. with the highest quality products at very competitive pricing. They are very knowledgeable, flexible and honest.
Allor is diversified in their manufacturing and has a great engineering department to help solve any issues that may arise. Allor provides the Hot Strip Mill with conveyor chain for the longest coil conveyor system in the world.
Allor is very prompt with their deliveries, making monthly deliveries on time to the precise day and hour at my request. Special delivery requests are also not a problem. They make frequent visits to service us in any way. They also are here to make frequent inspections of our conveyor chain and structure. This results in saving us money and down time.
Their service and professionalism is the best. I would encourage other businesses to work with Allor Mfg.”
–Dave Bice/ Hot Strip Mill Maintenance Planner | United States Steel Corporation | Gary Works