Technical Tips

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...

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...

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...