Everyone looks forward to the annual potluck lunch. We received our Christmas bonus and new coats! Thank you Laura and Shawn for your gracious generosity. We have a great, family- oriented team, who can really cook, our bellies and hearts are full. And for extra fun Lana 'elfed' all the employees!
Finish the year strong. There's still time to repair that motor and get it back in the hands of your client by the first of January!
ICC is running full speed through the month of December to ensure every client receives their comms and slip rings.
We can manage your tight deadlines, even on straight time and regardless of holidays.
Your customer's motor emergency shouldn't land you in the ER. Call us when you want it fast, reliably and without a price tag that shocks your system!
Everything we do at ICC is designed to maximize efficiency, even on Straight Time. So when we get the call for your emergency, we know exactly what to do, and we consistently make it happen. Remember, this is what we do all day every day.
Call DaLynn, Jason, Michelle or Micah and you'll know that this is one less thing you need to worry about. 865-983-7444 or Info@iccinternational.com
Don't you have enough to deal with?
Doing what's right is just good business. Shorter lead-times? Added services? Whatever you need, we're here to help. We'll never price gouge, and we'll make the whole process easy. We know you have lives and businesses to put back together, so please let us do our part.
Ask to speak to DaLynn, Jason, Michelle or Micah they will help you work through any obstacle related to commutators, slip rings or GE Parts.
865-983-7444 or Info@iccinternational.com
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Regina Jennings was awarded The Blount Award which recognizes leadership to those who demonstrate outstanding care for the community and its citizens. Regina's friendly smile and huge heart are felt by anyone who comes in contact with her. Organizations all over Blount County have benefited from Regina's volunteer efforts. ICC is privileged to know and work with Regina. Please join us as we say congratulations and express our gratitude for all she does for our community. Regina is pictured below with her son Ben Stone who works at ICC along with ICC General Manager, Tracy Queen.
Friday, September 8, 2017
At ICC we believe it's important to support a variety of charities and community organizations. This past Friday, ICC sponsored a skeet shooting team benefiting the local Boy Scouts.
We're proud to say the ICC team took first place in the Shooting for Scouts, Sporting Clay Tournament. The event was held at the Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Maryville, TN. Congratulations guys, well done!
Team shooters were Nathan Ford, Brice Liotta, Hayden Price and Caleb Harbin.
Laura Lyke, CEO and Jason Trimarchi, Director of Business Development sit down to discuss ICC, where we've been, where we're headed and how we got there. They also talk about our new partnership with General Electric and how it benefits our clients.
We would like to recognize our employees and their commitment to ICC. The companie's success depends on you and we truly appreciate your hard work and dedication. Thank you.
Happiest of days to Michelle and Eddie! Wishing you the very best year ahead!
June 24-26, 2017 - Tampa, Florida
For ICC, the annual International EASA Conference is a way for us to thank so many of the people who help make us successful. We were so pleased to see so many of our customers and vendors in Tampa, many of whom have become friends over the years. We would like to sincerely thank all the hardworking EASA employees and volunteers for another successful conference. This forum which brings a multitude of partners together facilitates so many opportunities for which we are truly grateful. ICC is so pleased with our success from the show that we are already making plans for our 2018 participation!
1 of 5 - Steel Shrink Ring Commutators
Here we have received the comm assembled to the armature. We then tear it down to collect interior and exterior dimensions. This comm will be rebuilt on the armature shaft, as opposed to most commutators which are assembled to a hub with caps then installed on the armature shaft back at the motor shop.
2 of 5 - Steel Shrink Ring Commutator
This is the segment pack that has been compressed under significant tonnage, banded and cured. The copper and mica are so tight as a result of this process, that the segment pack behaves like a single piece of metal (picture a collector ring). It will grow symmetrically when heated, which then allows ICC to install the segment pack to the mica wrapped armature, with significant retained fit to the shaft.
3 of 5 - Shrink Ring Progress – this compressed segment pack has been installed to the armature shaft. Designed with complex tapers on the bore of the segment pack and the OD of the shaft, the unit retains all the required fit and is ready for the next steps. Of interest, GE and Westinghouse Steel Shrink Ring designs are very different, and require a whole different set of process steps and expertise.
4 of 5 - Cont. Shrink Ring Progress – Can you guess what RPM this 15” diameter commutator operates at? Like glassbound commutators, external steel shrink ring comm segment packs are retained on the OD (unlike v-ring comms which are held together internally). Forged steel rings need to be fully insulated from the copper, as well as installed with significant retained fit to ensure tightness which hold up under instantaneous acceleration and high rpm. This process is one of the most finicky of all, and requires years of experience to master.
5 of 5 - Finished
Isn’t she beautiful? This careful crafted steel shrink ring commutator will run at 6000 RPM, and our customer can be confident that it will be fully electrically and mechanically sound, thanks to the expertise of our talented people.
Slot perfection. The final step in the production process, slotting risers. Every solid riser commutator is slotted by hand to meet specific winder preferences. It takes a trained eye and a steady hand and many many hours of training to perfect this trade skill.
Watch an ICC professional in action:
ICC is a proud supporter of the Blount Habitat for Humanity. Again this year, ICC is a key $10,000 sponsor of the 2017 Blount County Habitat for Humanity WOMEN BUILD house. Our General Manager, Tracy Queen donned a Transformer costume at today's luncheon to demonstrate how a community can transform the lives of families with a hand up. We hope to bring greater awareness and additional support to the Women Build housing initiative by inviting you to visit their website. You can make a financial donation or donate your time and muscle! Congratulations ladies on another successful event! https://www.blounthabitat.org/g…/special-events/women-build/
An integral part of the comm building process is checking the skew. After all the bars and mica are stood up into a segment pack we check the skew to ensure the bars are straight and not leaning to either side. It's a tedious process and takes a trained eye and patients to look at each and every bar individually. It's a step that can not be skipped because if a bar is out of skew it will cause major problems throughout the process and the comm would then need to be rebuild from the beginning.
Let's have a little fun and test your knowledge of ICC and the commutators we manufacture!
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These guys are like artists, they can take a piece of raw steel, bronze or G10 and machine it into caps, cores, slip rings, buttons and more. At the center of every commutator is a steel core. That core provides stability and strength to the segment pack, exactly how we like to look at our machinists. Working together with our front end production team they support each other, jumping in when they need a hand or a second opinion.
Becoming a skilled machinist takes years of experience, between these 5 guys there are well over 150 years of knowledge. These machinists read and execute prints, they know what they are doing, each comm and slip ring is given individualized attention so when a machinist recommends an improvement it's taken seriously and often implemented.
Thank you guys for your dedication, hard work and attention to detail.
ICC commutators are stripped down to show we have nothing to hide. You get perfect banding and beautifully sealed edges. Commutators that can stand before you ... naked, in fact. Your coatings will adhere better, and you never have to wonder about what you can't see. With ICC commutators, beauty isn't only skin-deep, but it's a good place to start.
ICC industrial commutators are crafted in small volume by experts using the highest quality raw materials available. Contact your ICC representative today.
Note: If you do need a commutator painted for a specific application, let us know and we'll take care of it.
Check out this image of bad banding versus good banding. See all the gaps and holes?
Those tiny little slits between the banding and the steel put this commutator (on the left) in a vulnerable position. The fine particles of carbon that come off the brushes find their way into any little gap or hole. Enough contamination will lead to a short or even worse, a failure. To get the most life out of your commutators check the banding frequently and if needed replace the banding.
ICC is more than happy to help. Call or email anytime if you have questions. We can walk you through what to look for and even guide you through the process, we'll even tell you exactly what products we recommend using.
Welcome aboard the fast train! Over the last several month's things have been moving fast at ICC. Business is booming and we couldn't be happier, but with no signs of it slowing we needed to hire a few additional employees. Rounding out our four new hires is Lana.
Thankfully Lana applied and could start immediately. She joins us after many years working at Ruby Tuesday HQ where she worked in Human Resources. She possesses all the skills we were looking for including detailed oriented, report writing, ability to support our HR department and most importantly greet every customer with the utmost professionalism. Lana will also handle the domestic and international shipping.
Favorite Hobby: Motorcycling, camping and cooking
Favorite Vacation: Panama City Beach, I met the man that would become my husband, four months later.
Best advice: Be kind, you never know what people are going through.
Favorite season: I love the spring with it's new beginnings.
Best sports team of all time: The Vols...of course!
What food could you eat everyday? Grilled chicken salad
ICC is an authorized distributor for General Electric (GE) motor parts and motors. We have been building commutators for GE for more than 30 years so the distributor partnership was a natural progression.
We understand responsiveness the way only a small company can. We deliver on our promises, and now we deliver our trusted level of service with every GE part and motor ordered through us. Your time is valuable, we will handle all aspects of the process from ordering, shipping, delivery and follow up. Let us do what we do best on your behalf, and we'll make your GE purchases seamless and easy. QUOTE