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Our Shops

Bearing Headquarters is the only bearing supplier with five unique machine shop facilities: Bronze Headquarters, Headco Machine Works, Gear Headquarters, Gears and Sprockets Headquarters, and Highland Hydraulics. We solve the most demanding bearing and power transmission challenges through innovative technology and precision manufacturing. Quick turnaround, customizable services, and competitive pricing make Bearing Headquarters the preferred single-source bearing supplier for customers throughout the United States. Read more about each of our shops below.

Bronze Headquarters

Our Bronze Headquarters specialty house stocks more than 4,000 sizes of industry standard bushings. We also stock raw bronze supply, including rounds, tubing and flats. Our complete machining capabilities are unmatched by any other distributor. These capabilities include customized groove and hole, high volume runs, customized standard bushings and completely custom parts. We are proud to provide the solutions you need to keep industry operating a peak performance.

Bronze Headquarters is an authorized distributor for Randall Bearings, Inc., Symmco, Inc., and Wisconsin Centrifugal.

Gears and Sprockets Headquarters

Our Gears and Sprockets speed reducer shop is located in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. This shop contains our Reducer Repair Department and Build Center Department. Our Reducer Repair Department has repaired reducers over nine feet tall and weighing over 4,000 pounds. At our Build Center Department, we stock component parts that allow us to make thousands of variations of reducers in less than twenty-four hours. We are proud to offer you quick, quality repairs that will reduce downtime and optimize production.

 

Reducer Repair

One of the few industrial repair shops of its kind, our Reducer Repair Department rebuilds and repairs all types of domestic and foreign gearboxes, reducers and hydraulic units. An authorized Rexnord Link-Belt PIV Repair Center, our Reducer Repair Department specializes in servicing breakdowns and getting obsolete units up and running with on-hand inventory and quick turnaround times. We strive to reduce your downtime with immediately available, reliable products that maximize your efficiency.

Specific services include:

  • Quality repair of gearboxes, reducers, pumps, motors, valves and cylinders
  • Supplying OEM parts or manufacturing OEM parts per sample
  • Free inspection
  • One year warranty on parts and labor

Build Center

Our Build Center specialty shop produces a full range of inline units and Cone Drives, including Falk UltraMax® Gear Drives, Falk UltraMite® Gearmotor Drives and Rexnord Planetgear™ Speed Reducers. Both an authorized OEM Gear Reducer Build Center for multiple manufacturers and a Cone Drive Remanufacturer, this shop is one of the few Build Centers of its kind in the U.S. We specialize in building solutions that make you more productive and competitive in your industry.

Specific services include:

  • Rexnord inline and Cone Drive made-to-order products
  • Direct drop-in replacements
  • Economical, industrial duty inline units
  • One year warranty on parts and labor
Gear Headquarters

From expert gearbox repair to made-to-order products, at Gear Headquarters we provide the highest quality gear-related services. An authorized cone drive Textron rebuilder with CNC machine capabilities, our Gear Headquarters shop specializes in gearbox overhauls. We also repair all makes of speed reducers and variable speed drives. When you have a gear-related problem, you can trust us to turn around a fast, competitive solution that will make your system more reliable and productive

Specific services include:

  • Made-to-order gears from ¾” to 10’, including spur gears, worm gears, helical gears and bevel gears
  • Specialized key cutting
  • Spline work
  • Small production runs and breakdown service available
Headco Machine Works

Our Headco Machine Works shop provides complete gear machining, tool & die, metalizing and welding for all your maintenance, repair and fabrication needs. From small pins to an entire floor of production equipment, we have the solutions you value.

In addition to an extensive product line consisting of intricate and exacting tooling, gauges and fixtures, hard-to-find pulleys and sprockets, guards and shields, our Headco Machine shop also maintains an extensive inventory of raw materials, including mild steel, stainless tool steel and many grades of plastic. We have all of the materials on hand to deliver the solutions your industry demands.

Specific services include:

  • Reducer repair by factory-trained technicians
  • Dynamic balancing of impellers
  • Turn, bore and thread inch and metric pitches and sings up to 42 inches with a maximum length of 20 feet
  • CNC mills and lathes
Highland Hydraulics

For all your hydraulic or pneumatic repairs, our Hydraulics division provides quality repair of pumps, motors, valves and cylinders. An Aeroquip premier distributor, our Hydraulics division carries hose and fittings in 2 wire, 4 wire, high/low pressure and adaptors. When you need a high-quality repair, we’ll quickly turn around a solution so that you can keep production moving forward.

Specific services include:

  • Mobile hydraulic equipment repair
  • Crimping up to 2” diameter hose
  • Large bore up to 18”
  • Diagnostic services