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Riverhawk Welcomes Summer Interns

Eric Miller: Eric will be interning in our Quality department this summer. He just finished his Associates Degree in Engineering Science at MVCC and will be heading off to Clarkson this fall. Eric is an Eagle Scout, and enjoys Game of Thrones, the Buffalo Bills, skiing, and playing lacrosse. You can find him exploring the Adirondacks and the great outdoors in his free time. Jared Wrate: Jared is a student at SUNY Poly in the…

Riverhawk Sponsors Future Entrepreneur

Teen All-Stars is a recognition program created by the Observer-Dispatch 26 years ago to recognize and reward outstanding high school seniors in the Mohawk Valley. A panel of community leaders serve as judges who review hundreds of Teen All-Star nominations that come from more than two dozen schools in a three-county region. Nominations are submitted by teachers, coaches, clergy, parents and peers. All-Stars are well-rounded, active in youth organizations, church groups, volunteer efforts, music, arts…

Riverhawk Celebrates a New Citizen

Riverhawk employee Davor Kecan officially became an American citizen on May 18, 2017. Originally from Bosnia, Davor came to Utica in 2010 with no understanding of the English language. After enrolling in ESL courses through the local BOCES, he was able to find a job as a machinist at The Light Connection in Oriskany. Davor, who was still new to the area and to our language, credits this position to teaching him English. “Everyone on…

New Local Representative in Saudi Arabia

Riverhawk is proud to announce the new representations for Saudi Arabia. A’Amal Group is an Arabic economic & business group founded by people with extensive in the Oil and Gas Industries. They are located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the global hub of oil production, refining and export. A’Amal and Riverhawk both share the ‘customer value’ approach. Together we will be able to provide superior, customer aligned services and local representation in all…

Cameron Nunez – Internship

Each year Riverhawk Company runs multiple internships. In 2016 Riverhawk had the opportunity to team with ACCES-VR and brought a young man, Cameron Nunez, into one of our internships. Cameron did an outstanding job for us and what follows is a short write up by ACCES-VR on Cameron’s time with us at Riverhawk. Cameron… Reaching for success with Transition Services! Occupation: Mechanical Engineer Cameron Nunez grew up in California, moving to Rome, NY in 2015….

Torsional Vibration in Turbomachinery Shafting

Torsional Vibration of shafting in general is a very broad subject which can cover shafting of greatly varying configurations that respond to a broad range of excitatsions. Here we will focus, initially at least, on shafting in turbomachines which are the prime movers for the processes they support. Factors that distinguish these machines are: They must operate reliably for extended periods They consist of mostly steel components that rotate on a common axis There are…

Weld versus Braze

Riverhawk produces the Free-Flex® Flexural Pivot, an encapsulated flexure bearing designed for high cycle oscillatory motion. We produce the original design that was patented back in the early 1960’s and has been used in thousands of applications since then.  Among our most notable applications are high precision space mechanisms of all sorts.  From scanning mirrors to beam steering mirrors to solar arrays, the pivot has performed flawlessly for years in the demanding environment of space. …

Torsional Vibration Just Got Easier

Each year we exhibit at the Texas A&M Turbo Pump Symposia in Houston. It’s a great way for us to meet face to face with our customers but also a way to meet new faces.  This year was especially exciting for us as we were asked to present at the beginning of Discussion Group T17: Torsional Vibration and Monitoring. The timing couldn’t have been better as we recently developed a new torque monitoring system that…

A note from our General Manager

Update:  For those that were not able to join us for the dynamic torque meter discussion at the Turbo Show in Houston, we have put up a copy of the presentation on YouTube. Our Torque meter technology has been in the field for 40 years.  With a minor change to the existing technology it has allowed us to make the upgrade from our standard torque meter to the dynamic torque meter in one very easy…

Riverhawk Product Spotlight – Hydraulic Hub Installation Kits

For many years Riverhawk, has provided hydraulic hub installation kits. These kits include but are not limited to: hydraulic pushers, pullers, pump kits and fittings. In conjunction with the installation kits, Riverhawk manufactures gauge sets and lapping tool sets used to check and correct the taper surfaces on shafts and their mating parts. Our history of applications range in shaft sizes from 1.75” up to 12”. Each application is reviewed by engineering, where standard or…

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