ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company

 
 

Dryer Under Construction at Finch

 

Chemical Test KILN

 

Preheat Trunnion

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Who We Are?

Finch Manufacturing & Technology, LLC is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that Designs-Builds-Installs rotary processing and other specialized  equipment. Our unique machinery and engineering capabilities enable us to design, machine, fabricate and install the LARGEST EQUIPMENT and parts. We have been doing this since 1855.

In addition to designing and fabricating complete kiln and dryer systems, Finch is a leader in producing components such as thrust rollers, trunnions, shafts, tires, drive systems, and seals. We also possess the full capabilities to manufacture or fabricate small components or parts for many different industries. Check our gallery for pictures of some the equipment we have designed or fabricated.

In 2019, we were asked by customers to use our years of kiln/dryer expertise to design and fabricate complex specialty kilns/dryers for chemical and healthcare research.  So, we now build kilns measured in inches to 200 feet and pounds to tons.

We provide extensive Field Service Support ranging from system inspections to grinding and alignment to full installation.  Finch can support your organization with preventive maintenance, installation supervision, system enhancement reviews, engineering expertise, and/or complete project management. We now provide installation, modification and repair to numerous heavy industries.

48″ Trunnion

We support all OEM brands and our parts, new or refurbished, meet or exceed OEM standards.  In addition to manufacturing new equipment, we routinely refurbish thrust rollers, trunnions, and other equipment.  Additionally, our engineering department is often called upon to reverse engineer older or critical parts without drawings.

FINCH HAS A LIBRARY OF OVER 10,000 PLUS PLANS AND DRAWINGS FOR. We have digitized thousands of these drawings to speed up the design and manufacturing processes. 

IN A PINCH, CALL FINCH!

Our skilled machinists, knowledgeable engineers, unique equipment, and customer dedication allow Finch to accommodate urgent requests and emergency work.  For instance, we were able to fully manufacture and ship a replacement trunnion in 36 hours for an emergency replacement.

Some organizations just talk quality, but we take quality seriously!  As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, it is part of every process and part of our DNA.

At Finch, we believe in and act in accordance with our Mission Statement.

“Provide our customers high quality parts, equipment, and engineering services in a cost-effective & customer focused manner that exceeds their expectations.”

Rotary Processing Equipment (RPE)

Rotary Processing Systems & Components

Gears & Drive Units
Complete Rotary Units and Shell Sections
Thrust Roller Assemblies
Internal Components (i.e. Flighting & Lifters)
Base Frames
Trunnion Roller Assemblies
Tires (Riding Rings) and Mounting Systems

Finch’s skilled engineering department works with our clients in a customer-centric manner to Design – Build – Install complex industrial systems such as replacement dryers and kilns.  We have been manufacturing trunnions, thrust rollers, seals, shafts, drums, drive systems, and so much more, for nearly 60 years, at our plant in West Pittston, PA.  As a result, we have over

10,000 PLANS AND DRAWINGS. WE PROBABLY HAVE YOURS.

These drawings save two of your most important commodities – TIME & MONEY! If not, our engineering department can reverse engineer your part. If we have not made your part, we have made something very similar.

For many customers, we have been fabricating their parts for years and we get replacement orders with little or no coordination.  One customer just asked us to manufacture a replacement for a part we built them in 1987.  We still had the drawing!

Dye Penetration Test

We work with thoroughly tested and stable suppliers who we have visited, inspected and most likely worked with for years.  This ensures quality raw materials and reduces delays related to sourcing.  These trusted relationships are even more critical in emergency projects since they will work with us to find the most expedient and cost-effective options.  We recently completed an emergency replacement project in 8 weeks by finding alternative sourcing for a gear, worked closely with our forging partner, and created a design and install plan that routinely would have taken 24 weeks to just manufacture the gear!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our vendors worked closely with us to find solutions that allowed us to meet all delivery deadlines.

Drive System Install

Capabilities / Projects

Finch possesses many different manufacturing capabilities.  One customer said, “Finch can do anything with metal” and that may be true since our company can track its linage to 1855!  Here is a short list of our capabilities.

Capabilities

  • Design – Build – Install Rotary Processing Systems
  • Design – Build – Install Construction Projects
  • Rotary Processing Components – Trunnions, Thrust Rollers, Tires, Seals, etc.
  • Refurbishment of Rotary Processing Equipment- Trunnions, Thrust Rollers, etc.
  • Reverse Engineering of Equipment
  • Large Equipment Machining & Fabrication
  • Small Metal Part & Component Manufacturing
  • Engineering & Project Management
  • Modernization Projects
  • Machine Shop/CNC Capabilities – Large & Small
  • Field Service & Repair
  • Welding, Boring, Drilling, Bending & Assembly

Recent Projects

  • Retrofit antiquated base frame and trunnion housings – (D-B-I)
  • 12” OD x 16’ Long Test Kiln complete w/base frame and components – (D-B-I)
  • Shuttle Conveyor Systems Complete – Fabrication and Installation
  • 42’ Long Agitator and Mixer Assembly – Fabrication and Installation
  • Refurbish worn 46” trunnion roller and removal / replacement of worn shafts
  • Manufacturing Micarta Thrust Buttons (Washers)
  • Replacement crusher parts and refurbishing
  • Design and Manufacturing of rotary seal systems
  • 9’ OD x 60’ Long Rotary Dryer System – (D-B-I)
  • Metal Recycling Kilns & Base frames
  • Emergency Drive System & Base frame – (D-B-I)
  • 5’ OD x 40’ Long Rotary Dryer – (D-B-I)
  • Design & Fabricate Major Assemblies for an Ammunition Fragmentation Chamber
  • 20’ x 12’ Base Frame w/ Thrust Rollers, Trunnions, Guard System – (D-B-I)
  • Machine (2) 2-piece 134” OD Replacement Tires – Project Management & Install
  • Kiln Modernization Engineering
  • Numerous Pinion & Shaft Drive Assembly
  • 224T Spur Gear for 10’ OD Kiln
  • Refurbish 42” Thrust Roller
  • Numerous Base and Drive system frames
  • Tires, Mounting System, & Sprockets
  • Numerous Trunnions & Thrust Rollers
  • Custom Crusher Screens
  • Screw Augers of Varying Sizes
  • Spur Gear Refurbishment
  • Bronze Bushings and Bearings
  • Reverse Engineer and Fabricate Custom Hardware

Strengths – Why Finch?

Customer-Centric Process

Customers come first.

Every customer is different, but all customers expect a quality product that meets their needs and is delivered on-time. Our team will diagnose the problem, find the solution, and be there with our customers to ensure it works. Being there is the critical aspect. We listen to our customers and ensure that both parties know the what, when, and how of the order.  Some customers want constant communication and others just want to know when their Trunnion will be delivered.

Skilled Engineering and Project Management Team

Finch’s management team possesses hundreds of years of managerial, engineering, and manufacturing experience.  Our engineering and design team possesses a proven project management record and can provide the full spectrum of services from designing a single part to the more complex Design-Build-Install of a rotary kiln/dryer.  Our team is often asked to reverse engineer a critical component.  We closely monitor all action steps with the understanding that projects have critical paths that must be managed. We keep our customers updated on a regular basis.  In our daily Engineering & Production meeting every project is reviewed to ensure close coordination between the engineering and manufacturing teams.

Quality Control Process/Program

‘Quality is job one’.  As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Quality Control is embedded in every step or process.  This starts in the proposal stage and carries through to delivery.  Everything is reviewed at least twice from plans, material and validating dimensions in the manufacturing process.  Prior to shipping, your part is reviewed thoroughly and inspected.

Unique and Flexible Manufacturing Facility

Our facility can manufacture the largest and most complicated components or systems.  In the last few years, we have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars improving and upgrading our facility and equipment in order to increase our production speed and capabilities.

Specialized Equipment

Finch possesses some of the largest vertical and horizontal boring mills in the US.  We maintain and utilize all kinds of traditional equipment so we can fabricate nearly any component.  There will be no delays in manufacturing since we do not rely on one means to complete a specific process. We recently upgraded our Wheel Press to a 750-ton machine that has pressed auger & stone crusher shafts, & the shafts out of the largest Trunnions!

24/7 Field Service Support

Our team is available 24/7.  Down time is very damaging and costly.  Finch offers on-site machining, welding, emergency repairs, and other services to reduce your down time and get you back up and running.  Our customers know we will get on the next flight to assist them with a critical problem and provide a timely solution.  

We also offer rotary system inspections to optimize the efficiency and productivity of your unit.  Our engineers will work on-site and engage with our customers to find the right approach that meets their needs.