Portable Machine Tools Allow On-site Repairs

Climax Portable Machine Tools offers a line of portable boring and welding machines for on-site, field machining on many types of mining equipment. These machines are specially designed to bore and weld simul- taneously, significantly decreasing machin- ing and weld time. The tools can machine bores in tractor frames, lifting mecha- nisms, bridge pieces, attachments, and other types of heavy equipment. The Climax BB5000 boring bar, as an example, is a compact, flexible line boring machine that installs in 30 minutes, and is claimed to provide more torque than any compara- ble tool. It can also do facing, grooving, spade drilling, threading and trepanning, with boring diameters from 1.375–24 in. (35 to 610 mm). The automated on-site welders interface with the boring machine system, enabling one setup for both items. Climax tools are available for sale or rent, and two-day intensive training programs are available to ensure employees are prop- erly trained in their use.


As featured in Womp 2011 Vol 01 - www.womp-int.com