No Drawings? No Problem with Reverse Engineering

When part repair or replacement is necessary, a lack of drawings or the inability to find the original manufacturer can seem like an insurmountable problem. As you attempt to work out a solution, costly downtime can hold back your productivity and profitability. Fortunately, a skilled and experienced manufacturer of custom industrial components can fulfill your needs through reverse engineering.

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Industrial Gearbox Repair – Replacement May Not be Necessary

Industrial GearboxIndustrial gearbox problems can be costly. Gearbox issues are often a serious set-back in terms of down time simply due to replacement availability. A new gearbox generally takes several months to get from the OEM (if they are still in business). But did you know that in most cases, gearbox replacement is not required? Gearbox repair services can restore gearbox performance for substantially less than the cost of replacement. The right gearbox repair team can improve upon the OEM design, giving you a better than new gearbox.

Speed is an important advantage gained with gearbox repair over replacement. In many cases, gearbox repair can be done in less time than the time it takes to order a new box, getting you back to productivity and profitability sooner. Continue reading

Xtek Corporate Brochure

XtekCorporateBroch-CoverIf You Haven’t Heard… Xtek Has a New Brochure!

The brochure highlights our technologies, capabilities, and the benefits our customers realize when utilizing our performance based products. Xtek products improve the system they are employed within, this has been the case since 1909 and will continue into the 21st century.

Click here to view our new Corporate brochure.

Xtek’s reach is global, with manufacturing and service facilities located in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Xtek technical sales personnel are located worldwide to support our customers. Continue reading

Xtek Continues as Industry Leader


Xtek and our subsidiaries, Avon Engineering and Bradley Lifting, are proud to announce our membership acceptance into the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA). CMAA is an independent trade organization associated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA is recognized as the leading advocate for the safe application and operation of overhead traveling crane equipment and related products. Continue reading

Xtek Wheel Products

partsXtek wheel products are used worldwide in some of the most demanding applications. Products include Crane Wheels, Sheave Wheels and Brake Wheels for overhead and gantry cranes; as well as a host of other material handling applications.

These worldwide applications benefit from Xtek wheels because of our expertise with material and customized heat treatments options. Each Xtek wheel is produced in ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified facilities. Xtek’s proven and repeatable processes result in Xtek wheel products that provide increased service, increased capability and increased safety for your operations. Continue reading

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Xtek Replacement Gearing Comes Through in a Pinch

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Rush, Emergency and Breakdown are three words that separate Xtek from our competition.  We take a great deal of pride in being the vendor of choice when a critical piece of equipment needs to be replaced or repaired, and speed is of the essence.

Recently, one of our customers experienced a catastrophic failure in a large gearbox. Even though the original failed gearing was not manufactured by Xtek, we were asked to provide new replacement carburized, hardened and ground tooth gearing to get this customer back in operation fast.

The gearing and gearbox housing were evaluated by our engineering team, production drawings were developed and six new gear components were launched into production. Continue reading

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Xtek Makes New Investments in Manufacturing

In response to the ever increasing requirements for quality ground tooth gearing by our customers, Xtek has invested in several new state-of-the-art machines to support our custom gearing, gearbox and geared coupling businesses.

Hofler 1200 tooth grinderXtek has acquired a Hofler 1200 and a Gleason P-1200-G gear tooth grinder, to compliment the Hofler 2600 tooth grinder we purchased just a few years ago. These new machines provide additional capacity for grinding both external and internal gear teeth, at the high AGMA levels (AGMA 12-15) our customers require. The size capacities of these new machines are: Continue reading

Xtek announces the purchase of AVON ENGINEERING

AVON ENGINEERINGIn January of 2012, Avon Engineering joined the Xtek family of companies. Avon Engineering has an excellent reputation in the design, manufacture and reconditioning of lifting equipment, floor based material handling equipment and coil packaging equipment.

Going forward, this facility will operate as Xtek Canada – Avon Engineering. Our focus will be on supporting the growth of the custom engineered products that Avon Engineering provided in the past, along with developing a crane wheel and gearbox reconditioning business.

To learn more about Avon Engineering or have one of our representatives give you a call, please visit our web site at


Xtek, Inc. Continues to Add New Representatives Worldwide

December, 2009 – Xtek continues to add new representatives to better serve our customers worldwide. We are pleased to announce the following new representatives:

  • Netsanet BV – The Netherlands
  • Methu – Belgium
  • Metalcrown – Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
  • Ferreira Welding Ltd – Trinidad & Tobago

The contact details can be found at Xtek Worldwide.

Xtek Europe, s.r.o in Plzen, Czech Republic, is officially registered to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard

As of July 22, 2010, the Quality Management System at Xtek Europe, s.r.o in Plzen, Czech Republic, is officially registered to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard. Using the auditing firm – SRI Quality System Registrar, a registration audit was conducted at this facility and the Quality Management System was found to be operating in conformance to the ISO Standard. Xtek Europe manufactures the full range of Xtek Wheel Products at this site, Crane Wheels, Crane Wheel Assemblies, Guide Rollers, Tyres, and Sheave Wheels, all with the same Xtek metallurgical features that result in the highest performing Wheel Products in the heavy industrial market.