Technical Tips

Out in the field, customers depend on high-quality, well-maintained machines to keep business moving. Regular, consistent maintenance is key to ensuring equipment remains reliable. CLIMAX customers use the KM3000 Key Mill because of its durability and dependability, but like any machine tool, with frequent use of the...

When planning a machining or welding job, there are dozens of questions customers ask. To help our customers stay up to date on machining techniques Tim VanBergen, our Senior Rental & Repair Specialist, shares frequently asked questions he hears from his customers. We had a customer...

Wire-flip is a common frustration that happens to even the most seasoned of welders. It can cause delays to a project, result in poor quality, and cause an enormous headache to whoever encounters this unfortunate situation. Tom Boucher, veteran CLIMAX application engineer and welder gives...

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...

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...