Technical Tips

Preventing leaks and maintaining effective sealing of flanged surfaces is crucial in the oil, gas and chemical industry. Regular inspection and preventative maintenance procedures can help prevent crises and ensure operations run efficiently. Flanged surfaces that require preventative maintenance include a raised face, flat face,...

In Part 1 last week, we learned that the set-up procedure is the most important part of line boring. However, properly inspecting your bore after you’ve completed a machining or repair job is also critical to ensuring a high-quality result. We followed up with CLIMAX...

HOW TO PRECISELY AND ACCURATELY ALIGN THE CLIMAX BORING BAR. The set-up procedure is the most important part of line boring. Improper set-up won’t damage a CLIMAX Line Boring Machine, but it may increase the frequency of repairs needed, leading to additional costs and downtime. Annual...

When planning end prep work with tube or pipe beveling tools, our customers ask us common questions every day. Erica Jackson, Business Development Manager for H&S TOOL has been in the portable machine tool business since 2008 and we asked her to highlight the five most frequently...

Clark Turner has been in the valve industry for more than 35 years, where he’s done everything including repairing, hydrotesting, and installing line valves, as well as installing safety and relief valves in various processes. He also spent significant time as an ASME Section VIII design...

When planning a line boring machine job, there are dozens of questions customers ask each day. We met up with Fitz Acheson our Applications Engineer and Technical Trainer for CLIMAX and asked him to highlight the five most frequently asked questions he hears with regards...

The global training team at CLIMAX travels the world training customers on proven machine setup, operation and repair methods. Over the last decade, the training team put together a portable “Line boring survival kit” that includes all the necessary tools to create a successful and timely...

Tackle any Facing Job with a CLIMAX Facing HeadThe 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 every day...

When planning a line boring machine job, customers must determine the best tool bit for the project. Understanding the when and why to choose high-speed steel over carbide is crucial to making the right decision.Typically when line boring, the closer you can keep the bearings...

Accurately leveling and centering your flange facer is an essential part of machining. To save time and ensure a project is cost-efficient, it’s crucial that operators complete this set-up process the right way before beginning a machining job. With limitations around how thin flange material...