Save time and money with oil processing as part of your transformer maintenance
October 5, 2017
Oil is the lifeblood of a transformer. If the oil level is low, contains excessive moisture or gasses, or is otherwise compromised, it is necessary to either replace the oil with new oil, which can be expensive, or regenerate the oil to like new condition to ensure that it is running at peak performance. Without...
Avoid outages with regular infrared testing
September 7, 2017
In addition to selling and refurbishing electrical transformers, Solomon provides an extensive list of full-service maintenance and testing. One of the services we provide is infrared testing, which we recommend be done on an annual basis. Any equipment with current flowing through a wire can benefit from IR testing. Infrared examines the thermal picture and...
“New” program improves efficiency, quality and safety
August 2, 2017
Saying that we’re starting a program called “Nearly New” is kind of a misnomer. After all, Solomon Corporation built its business on recycling components and refurbishing transformers. Kinneth Hurst, Solomon Corp Distribution Design Engineer, explained, “It’s not ‘Nearly New’ in the sense that we haven’t been supplying high quality rewound transformers in the past,” he...
Solomon Corp announces new acquisition and alliance
June 30, 2017
Solomon Corporation is excited to announce a new acquisition and alliance that will have both immediate effects and long-term benefits for customers and employees. Solomon is acquiring the assets and employees of the KEC Apparatus and Testing Division from Kansas Electric Cooperatives leading the organizations to form an ongoing alliance. Solomon Corp has had relationships...
Transportation department focused on environmental compliance and service.
May 24, 2017
Our customers can face a number of challenges, including human error and natural disasters that can cause their equipment to fail. To meet our customers’ demands, Solomon Corporation’s transportation department is available all day, every day, to ensure that they experience as little downtime as possible. Transportation Manager Roderick Williams oversees the department, which consists...
Solomon Opens New Coil Winding Center
May 4, 2017
The New Winding Center opened up in April. This Winding Center is equipped with state-of-the-art aluminum winding machines; these will be used to keep up with our growth and increased demands. Solomon purchased additional winding machines to offer the same quick turn-around times that customers have come to expect. The addition of two new machines...
Solomon engineer presents at wind energy industry conference
April 13, 2017
As the country strives to increase its renewable energy output and reduce its overall carbon footprint, wind power has become more important, especially in recent years. In 2015, wind power represented almost five percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., with an installed capacity of more than 70 gigawatts, which is enough to power...
Disaster relief ingrained in Solomon Corp culture
March 20, 2017
With tornado season in the Midwest, followed by hurricane season on the east coast, spring is a busy time for the American Red Cross. This year, however, has seen a quicker start to the busy season. Both as individuals and as a company, for us at Solomon Corporation, who support disaster relief through the Red...
Visual Disconnect Preferences: the Frontline of Safety
March 2, 2017
We’ve all been there. That outlet in your living room doesn’t seem to work anymore, so you descend to the basement, find the circuit breaker panel and shut off the living room circuit. That, of course, is the safe way to handle a repair like that. Just to be sure, you plug a table lamp...
Service Through Education
February 24, 2017
Solomon Corporation is, at its core, a service company. Part of that service culture is a commitment to ongoing customer education. Bob Diehl can talk at length about the genesis of Solomon’s educational program. “Our education program enhances and expands our relationship with our customers,” he said. “That one-on-one helps the customer put their...