Technical Tips

Maximizing alignment and precision can be very difficult when boring holes that are far apart. You could use an extra-long boring bar, but you would need to compensate for deflection (sag) over the unsupported span. The greater the span, the more sag in the bar. Other ad...

Hydraulic oil viscosity may not be the most exciting topic of discussion but using the correct viscosity for the operating conditions will help assure that you can get your work done and maximize the service life of your hydraulic power unit. In cold weather, oil...

CLIMAX BB5000 Line Boring Machine Eibenstock Motors FAQ By David Briggs, Sr. Controls Engineer at CLIMAX – November 2021 The electric drive used on the CLIMAX BB5000 line boring machines uses an Eibenstock EAU 34/4 motor for the rotational drive. These motors produce relatively high horsepower in...

Using Appropriately Sized Extension Cords for Your Motor By David Briggs, Sr. Controls Engineer at CLIMAX – September 2021 Portable machine tools are frequently used in remote locations, sometimes requiring the use of a long extension cord to bring electrical power to your machine. Using an appropriately...

Tackle any Facing Job with a CLIMAX Facing Head The CLIMAX BB5000 Line Boring Machine can handle any facing job with our purpose-built facing head accessories. . Applications such as bucket boss faces, bearing mounting surfaces, snap ring grooves, O-ring grooves, sealing surfaces, and many more are done...

Axial Feed Unit Preventive Maintenance: Dos and Don’ts Last week, we shared three cost-effective maintenance options for your BB5000 and BB4500  to ensure top performance. This week, we’re focused on preventive maintenance. A preventive maintenance routine looks different for each customer since a routine is dependent on...

[caption id="attachment_82228" align="alignright" width="300"] David Briggs[/caption] MACHINING QUICK TIPS: Causes of Shaft Seal Leaks in Char-Lynn S Series Hydraulic Motors By David Briggs, Sr. Controls Engineer at CLIMAX – July 2021 I have been using Char-Lynn hydraulic motors for over 30 years, long before I came to work...

The BORTECH BW3000 Auto Bore Welder is the industry leader in automated bore welding and is known for its unrivaled performance and reliability, whether in the shop or onsite in the field. The BW3000 can weld all cylindrical surfaces and diameters ranging from 0.5 to...

As promised last week, we are giving you a closer look at the milling head assembly and how to get the results you're looking for as you begin machining with your CLIMAX milling machines. We'll review the key steps and issues associated with tramming the...

CLIMAX milling machines are designed for quick, easy setup, so with proper attention paid to set up and alignment procedures, your milling machine will be ready to provide precise, versatile on-the-job milling capabilities. "The LM6200 is a modular beast"- I call it the Lego machine because...