American Hydro Manufacturing Capacities

The American Hydro facility is designed from the ground up to provide a manufacturing environment that produces high quality hydro mechanical components cost effectively and in less time than by conventional means. Making all this possible is American Hydro’s expertise in computer and manufacturing integration. Engineered designs created with specialized software are input directly into work centers equipped with CNC milling or plasma cutting machines for complete accuracy. This “paperless” production approach eliminates errors and improves quality.

American Hydro’s headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, USA. The facility is dedicated to hydro turbine manufacture and rehabilitation with over 123,000 square feet set on 38 acres and a 200 ton crane capacity and access to by rail and road.

American Hydro is certified by DNV – GL to ISO 9001, 14001 & OSHAS 18001.

  • Full Service Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • CNC Flame Cutting
  • Hot forming
  • Wide Range of Welding Processes
  • Stress Relief
  • Blasting
  • Painting
  • Inventory Control
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Accredited Inspectors
  • AWS Certified Welding

Toshiba Vertical Boring Mill

28 ft. turning diameter
Live spindle for milling and boring operations
Direct numerical control

SERTOM Portal Press

This high capacity computer controlled press is uniquely suited to the economical forming of runner components up to 12 inches in thickness.


MPC2024 Multi-Process Center

This high speed machine features a PC based CNC control, low profile, dual beam construction that isolates the process beam from auxiliary to support beam. The machine is capable of cutting high quality plate materials used in the fabrication of runner crown, band and bucket components.

Skoda* Vertical Boring Mill

500 ton, 52 ft. diameter table capacity
Direct numerical control

Ingersoll* Horizontal Boring Mill

26 ft. vertical travel
54 ft. horizontal travel
Direct numerical control of three axis and two axis rotary table

Waldrich* Six Axis Machining Center

Fix axis simultaneous CNC control
30 ft. horizontal travel
14 ft. vertical travel
Head swivels +/-135

Blasting Facility

A state-of-the-art installation that offers multiple blast-media types, media recycling and contaminant filtering. The facility includes a reduced pressure containment vessel where all blasting and particle separation takes place in an environmentally secured unit. Contaminants are separated from the media and deposited in individual containers depending on their mass and magnetic properties. The accumulated paint “chips” are tested for heavy metals and disposed of according to applicable federal, state and local regulations.

Niles* Vertical Boring Mill

For cylindrical and contour machining of runner crown, bands and runner assemblies. The general numeric control features a DNC link and color graphics.

Gray* Horizontal Boring Mill

Floor type equipped with Allen Bradley CNC Control with DNC link, rotary table, and contouring table. Ideally suited for bucket machining.

Robotic Welding

American Hydro owns a state-of-the-art robotic welding center which reduces the high costs of manual labor and machine tool utilization used in the welding process allowing us to pass those savings onto our customers. Spurred by a strategic initiatives session, our robotics center has advanced robotic programming operational skills with multiple robotic operating systems.