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Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada

What do we do, in a nutshell?

We solve vibration, noise, balancing and performance problems on all types of equipment / machinery (listed below).

What specific services do we provide?

Vibration and sound / noise measurements on location

Total analysis of machinery, dynamics, air and water effect, sound, temperatures, misalignment, electrical and VFD's, foundations and connective parts, drive systems and pto, etc.

On-site dynamic balancing

Of anything that rotates, without major disassembly or machine downtime.

Accurate equipment support levelling and laser alignments

Inertia support pads, isolation springs, shafts, bearings, slide bases, jack shafts, couplings, pulleys, clutches, etc.

Lubrication analysis, evaluation and solutions

We are proud to represent Metalon and Kluber lubrication products.

Custom designed proven mechanical improvements or replacement

To existing problem machinery or systems.

Air movement equipment, complete and total servicing any make

Restorations of existing units and upgrading services, systems analysis and evaluation testing, air balancing of existing units and start ups of new equipment, any size any make.

Professional fan motor maintenance and troubleshooting

On all makes and types of variable pitch in motion axials fans: specialists on Woods, Joy, Sheldons, Aerovent, Chicago, Canadian/Buffalo, Novenco, Twin City, New York Blower, Evapco, Marley, BAC, up to 250 hp on location.

Experts on Markhot

Varimark mechanism repairs or conversions.

Experts on control positioners / actuator calibration and repairs

Honeywell, Johnson, Fisher, SKF.

VIV centrifugal fan balancing, complete repairs

And overhauls - all types.

Cooling tower complete service

On fan and motor, gearbox, drive pulleys, bearing and shaft replacements, etc. BAC, Marley, Evapco, etc.

What equipment / machinery do we work on?

Our business is devoted to solving vibration, noise, balancing and performance problems on the following:

  • fans
  • blowers
  • pumps
  • chillers
  • motors
  • agitators
  • reciprocating and rotary screw compressors
  • hammer mills
  • gearboxes
  • conventional, axial flow rotary, and twin rotor combines
  • tractors
  • hovercrafts
  • pleasure yachts
  • ferries
  • container ships
  • cruise ships
  • tug boat propulsion systems
  • planers
  • augers
  • cutter heads
  • saws
  • drill rigs
  • clutches
  • jack shafts
  • chippers
  • tillers
  • hoggers
  • shredders
  • diesel and gas engines
  • couplings
  • pulleys
  • gas and steam turbines
  • AC/DC generators
  • VFD systems
  • flywheels
  • propellers
  • furnaces
  • boilers
  • hydraulics
  • terminal gantry cranes
  • machine spindles / chucks
  • elevators
  • seperators
  • protoype test machines
  • helicopter transmission simulators
  • transformers

VIBES-GUARD PdM PROGRAM™ - machinery protection programs

Condition monitoring contracts on any type or size machinery. commercial, industrial or marine locations.

VIBES-GUARD PdM PROGRAM™ - customer training courses available. Contact us to learn more.

We are professionals with 35 years of experience across Canada - Ontario to Vancouver Island & Alaska

Mechanical engineering technologist = vibration analyst / dynamic balancing specialist (electric motors, fans and blowers / systems, pt power / diesel automotive, diesel and gas engines / generators, turbines and driven equipment), air movement and variable pitch in motion equipment specialist, industrial millwright, electric motor mechanic, air systems balancing technician.

Education and Field Training

  • Humber College, SAIT, & Industry Training Courses
  • ACCU-VIB Industrial Services Ltd. Mississauga, ON. (Title achieved: Shop / Field Services Manager)

Areas serviced Toronto and Southern Ontario

  • WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRICAL - APPARATUS DIV - Calgary, AB. (Title achieved: Dept. Lead - Field Services Engineer)

Areas serviced Southern Alberta & BC

  • SHELDONS ENGINEERING, Calgary, AB., Cambridge, ON. (Title achieved: Dept. Lead - Field Services Engineer)

Areas serviced Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

Learn more about working with VIBES Corp.

Vibration analysis & balancing courses - completed

  • Entek/IRD, Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Vibration Analysis & Balancing
  • Balance Technology Inc. - Shop Balancing Technology
  • Balmac Inc. - Vibration Analysis & Balancing Technology
  • DLI Engineering - Vibration Spectrum Analysis / Data Collection / Expert Alert Diagnostic Software
  • Bruel & Kjaer - Vibration & Sound Technology
  • Vibration Institute - Vibration Analysis Lev. 1 & 2. Correspondence
  • ASHRAE - Air & Water Testing & Balancing Systems
  • ASHRAE - Air System Design & Retrofit
  • Training in progress = FLIR Thermal Imaging (ITC)

Factory training courses:

  • (Winnipeg, MB) JOY AXIVANE CP axial fans
  • (Toronto, ON) WOODS VAROFOIL & AEROFOIL VPM axial fans
  • (Cambridge, ON) Sheldons Axico & Centrifugal Fans
  • (Columbus, Ohio), Balmac Inc. - Balancing Machines
  • (Seattle, Wa) - DLI Engineering - Vibration Spectrum Analysis - DCX & ExpertAlert Software
  • (Seattle, Wa) Fluxdrive INC. - Magnetic Adjustable Speed Drives & Couplings

Other training courses & experience

  • MagnaDrive - Magnetic Adjustable Speed Drives & Cushion Torque Control Starts
  • Update International Vibration Courses – ASNT Certification Level 1 & 2 & 3
  • FLUXDRIVE Inc. Magnetic Adjustable Speed Drives, Sheaves, Couplings & Soft Start
  • Buffalo Blower & Pumps - 1 HP - 350 HP Axial, Centrifugal Fans & Pumps
  • MarkHot - 1 HP - 75 HP - Varimark (VAV) Centrifugal Fans
  • Able Compressor Engineering / Samson Canada / Myson - Rotary Screw & Recipricating Compressors
  • Westinghouse & ECM - Electric Motor Servicing and Troubleshooting
  • CAT / Cummins / Detroit Diesel / ABB / Misc. - Excavators, Lumber Handling Equip., Gensets, Pulverizers, Engines & Large HP Motors
  • BAC / Marley / Hudson / Evapco - Cooling Towers - Fans & Motor Servicing & Troubleshooting
  • Engineered Air, Haakon,Trane, Carrier, York, McQuay, Misc. - Air Handling Unit Fans & Chillers
  • Lo - Rez Vibration Control - Marine Engine Isolation Systems, Propeller Shaft Drive System Elastomer/Spring Element Couplings

We offer training

We can provide professional training courses in vibration analysis, monitoring, trending, field and shop balancing and PM maintenance. Learn more.

Contact us

We are continuously improving our format and upgrading our knowledge to serve you better and look forward to your calls or e-mail at all times. We offer 24/7 emergency service.

Yours in Serious Service,

Garrett Sandwell, MET, CVA (ASNT 3) CEO

"Accurate Analysis, Diagnostic Evaluations, Corrections on All Types of Machinery" Vibrations, Noise, Dynamic Balance, Performance, Laser Shaft & Drive Alignment, Electro‑Mechanical Repairs,
VIBES‑GUARD PdM PROGRAM™ Monitoring Contracts, Due Diligence Verification Studies.
Agents / Specialists: Industrial & Commercial Fans, Pumps, Rotors, Blowers, Cooling Towers, Motors & Drives.


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