APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT: SLEW RING REPAIR

APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT: SLEW RING REPAIR

Keith Malencia from Ginger Hill Portable Machining and Metrology in Pennsylvania, USA, using a CLIMAX FF8200 flange facer to remachine a CAT5130 bearing surface. These bearing surfaces require repair after getting damaged, corroded, or worn out over time. These surfaces are commonly found on draglines and other rotating diggers and mining/heavy construction equipment.


The CLIMAX FF8200 Flange Facer Solution:

A true workhorse, with the size and muscle to machine large-diameter flange faces. It gives up nothing in accuracy thanks to its rigidity, easy positioning, and uniform rotation rates, even when mounted in vertical flanges. Features a tool head that can be rotated a full 360°, infinitely variable feed rates, and remotely adjustable air-powered feedbox so radial and axial feeds can be done quickly and safely. Facing AND milling diameters range from 45 to 120 inches (1143 to 3048 mm).

ESPECIFICACIONESPULGADASMÉTRICO
Diámetro de refrentado45 – 120 in.1143 – 3048 mm
Diámetro de fresado45 – 120 in.1143 – 3048 mm
Diámetro interno de montaje45 – 120 in.1143 – 3048 mm
Opción de alimentaciónNeumática o hidráulicaNeumática o hidráulica

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES:

  • Rugged Machine Design
  • Large, heavy-duty construction-grade bearings provide powerful, rigid performance throughout the entire machine-facing range, even machining over bolt hole patterns.
  • Oversized ring gear accommodates extremely high torque levels for challenging flange repair applications, and these machines are able to generate a phonographic finish.

Flexible and Versatile

  • Both radial and axial feed are achieved with a pneumatic feedbox. Manual feeding for rapid positioning is also possible.
  • Feed rate is adjusted remotely at the pneumatic conditioning unit, providing the ultimate operator safety and the flexibility for feed rate adjustments even during machining operations.
  • Infinitely variable feed rates from 0.002 – 0.035 inches (0.0508 – 0.889 mm)/rev provides operational flexibility.
  • Reversible feed box can be mounted to provide either radial or axial feed.
  • Turning and counterweight arms can both be adjusted for the desired swing clearance and machining range.
  • Tool head can be rotated a full 360˚ providing the ability to create a variety of chamfers, O-Ring grooves, lens rings, and other angular surfaces as needed.
  • Pneumatic & hydraulic drive options are available.
  • Chucking system can be removed to allow the flange facer to be face-mounted.
  • Can be mounted both OD and ID or surface-mounted.
  • Milling option available with precision down-feed ball screw.
  • Back-facing attachment is available for heat exchanger repair.

Quick and Easy Setup

  • Modular design allows many of the machine components to be removed to facilitate easier setup and storage.
  • Unique chucking system minimizes parts to greatly simplify machine setup and tear down.
  • Quick-adjust leveling feet make setup quick and easy.

The CLIMAX FF8200 Flange Facer is available for purchase or rent. Contact a CLIMAX expert today for more information.

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