PICTURE OF THE YEAR

2020 PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

CLIMAX is proud to play a role in your success and we are honored to have the opportunity to advertise the great work you are doing.

FIRST PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Buckhorn Services in Louisiana, USA, machining a reactor face with the CLIMAX CM6200 Circular Mill. Buckhorn got creative and was able to extend the maximum range of the CM6200 to help them get this project done and completed ahead of schedule. Thank you to Bert Le Boeuf Jr, Gary Mock, Lyle Mock, Scott Manuel, and the rest of the Buckhorn Team for allowing us to support their success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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SECOND PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Ginger Hill Industrial Services in Pennsylvania, USA, machining a Caterpillar 5130 Excavator with the CLIMAX FF8200 Flange Facer to level the rotational bearing surface. Thank you to Keith Malencia for allowing us to support Ginger Hill Industrial Services’ success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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THIRD PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Destec Engineering Ltd Services in the UK, using an H&S TOOL ODF50 SPEED FACER™ to re-machine this Heat Exchanger’s four sealing faces with the one machine. Thank you to Dean Fleming for taking the picture and allowing us to support Destec’s success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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FORTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our fourth picture of the year finalist is from Absolute Enterprises Line Boring Division in Queensland, Australia using the CLIMAX BB5000 Line Boring System and the BORTECH BW3000 to re-machine the bores on this Hitachi EH4000 Haul Truck fixture. Thank you to Ash Grabham for taking this picture and to Absolute Enterprises for partnering with Kim Mills, Michelle Mills and the whole team at Field Machine Tools to support Absolute’s great field machining operation in Australia!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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FIFTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our fifth picture of the year finalist is from In-Situ Machining based in Alberta Canada using their 13-year-old CLIMAX FF8000 Flange Facer to machine a 108” diameter flange face on a 27-degree angle on top of a catalyst converter. In-Situ was able to achieve an 80 RMS surface finish with a single point tool to ensure a proper seal for the 75,000-pound lid. Thank you to Jay Titley, Rusty Rushfeldt, and the rest of the In-Situ team for allowing us to support your success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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SIXTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our sixth picture of the year finalist is from Pivot Point Welding and Line Boring Ltd in For McMurray, Alberta Canada, using the CLIMAX BB5000 Line Boring System to re-machine the bores on this Kamatsu (Komatsu Construction) PC2000 Bucket. Thank you to JP Cloutier for allowing us to support the success of Pivot Point Welding and Line Boring!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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SEVENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our seventh finalist was captured by Ward Vessel & Exchanger based in North Carolina, USA, using an H&S TOOL AFC 66” Clamshell to complete an internal weld overlay repair. To accomplish this, Ward used the H&S Clamshell to cut off the lower section to have full access to the overlay. They used compound angle tooling to tackle the 60” diameter and 3” thick carbon steel material with a compound 37-10 bevel ensuring a much nicer weld prep after the overlay was complete. Thank you to Jon Ward, Chris Grice, and for allowing us to support Ward’s Field Service Group with locations in Charlotte and Houston, Texas!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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EIGHTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our eighth finalist is compliments of Petro Rabigh Saudi Arabia making good use of their H&S TOOL ODF120 SPEED FACER™ to re-machine the face of this 110” diameter Exchanger face. This picture was taken by the CLIMAX training team, who was onsite to train field machining technicians and advise on the project. Thank you to Petro Rabigh for allowing us to support your success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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NINTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our ninth finalist is courtesy of Field Mining Services Group, Queensland Australia for showcasing the CLIMAX CM6200 Circular Mill as they repair the slew bearing for this Terex RH400 or known now as a Caterpillar 6090. The Caterpillar 6090 has the largest slew bearing mounting diameter, but the Field Mining Services Group team tackled the project with ease. We’re honored to support Field Mining Services and thanks to Kim Mills, Michelle Mills and the whole team at Field Machine Tools for also supporting their success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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TENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our tenth finalist is from Martin Bachmann Keller EIRL based in Lima, Peru, using a modified CLIMAX KM3000 Key Mill to mill a notch on a gas turbine shaft. When the site was told the job couldn’t be completed immediately and it would take 20 weeks, MBK and the team were able to adapt their KM3000 and complete the notch in 2 hours. According to Martin ‘This example shows the versatility of CLIMAX machines. They are indestructible, easy to adapt, and designed with lots of reserves.’ Thank you to Martin Bachmann for allowing us to support your success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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ELEVENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our eleventh finalist is thanks to Atlas Machine & Supply, Inc, based in Louisville, Kentucky with, eight locations throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennesee. Shown here, Atlas is using a pair of CLIMAX LM6000 Linear Mills, as they were called, on-site to make some emergency modifications to two bases. Matt Kennedy, “CLIMAX mills are super rigid machines that have unlimited machines with the ability to cut angles and flats, even in inverted positions.” Special thanks to Ron O’Donoghue, Matt Kennedy, and the whole Atlas Team for allowing us to play a small role in your success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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TWELFTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our twelfth finalist is thanks to Dmitry Vasilyuk and NT Tools, based in Moscow, Russia for sharing this picture of a CLIMAX FF6300 Flange Facer configured in an OD Mount application for re-machining the end surface of a flange in a sugar plant. We very much appreciate the great partnership we have with Victor Kironda and the whole team at NT Tools.

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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THIRTEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our thirteenth finalist comes from Kris Adamson and Destec Engineering Ltd in the UK, using two H&S TOOL Clamshells to cut out a pipe at a hydroelectric power station. Destec was able to conduct the work in short order, getting their customer up and running in a few days. Thanks to Kris Adamson for submitting this picture and allowing us to support Destec’s success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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FOURTEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our fourteenth finalist is thanks to TOMCO Group of Companies based in Edmonton, Alberta for showcasing how they refurbished a CAT 7495 HF electric rope shovel with a CLIMAX LM6200 Gantry Mill. TOMCO is shown here milling the side frame mounting pads and shear ledge back into spec after wear in the oilsands mine in northern Alberta. The CLIMAX LM6200 is 192” long and was able to machine the pads back into spec within 0.005” pad to pad in one set up. Thanks to Wes Tomyn, Cam Allary, James Brown, Nish Naidoo, and the whole TOMCO team for allowing us to play a small role in their success.

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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FIFTEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our fifteenth picture of the year finalist is thanks to Xiaowen Liu in Bejing, China for showcasing this CLIMAX BB5500 Coupling Boring Machine. The BB5500 fits into very confined spaces and can quickly remachine bore holes on turbine couplings.

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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SIXTEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our sixteenth finalist is thanks to Sébastien Bonneau from Usimec in Quebec, Canada for posting this great picture using the combination CLIMAX BB5000 Line Boring Machine and the BORTECH BW3000 Auto bore Welder on a Caterpillar 793D 240 Ton Haul Truck overhaul. We appreciate playing a small role in Usimec’s success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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SEVENTEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our seventeenth finalist comes to us compliments of Ken Bird from THERMOTECH AS based in Haugesund, Norway, using the CLIMAX FF8200 Flange Facer. “Size don’t count… same results every time!” Thanks to the Thermotech team for allowing us to play a small role in your success!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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EIGHTEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our eighteenth finalist – Hat tip to Blake Westling and the team at Peninsula Iron Works, out of Portland, Oregon for showcasing this fully integrated CNC-controlled mill, adapting a CLIMAX KM3000 Key Mill to perform the milling function. We appreciate Blake’s endorsement saying “We did this because we know CLIMAX products are well support and are the best quality on the market!”, and we appreciate the opportunity to support Peninsula Iron Works and their many projects!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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NINETEENTH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our nineteenth finalist – Another great shot from Pivot Point Welding and Line Boring Ltd in For McMurray, Alberta Canada, using the CLIMAX BB5000 Line Boring System to re-machine the bores on this John Deere 850D Excavator. The BB5000 might be hard to see here working on the pivot joint on the excavator’s arm, but a great example of a small machine solving a big problem! Thanks again to JP Cloutier for allowing us to support the success of Pivot Point Welding and Line Boring.

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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TWENTIETH PICTURE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Our twentieth and final finalist is thanks to Edwin Jurado from Rectiequipos SAS in Bogota, Colombia showcasing the use of a CLIMAX CM6200 Circular Mill being used to machine the upper slew ring seat surface on a Komatsu mining shovel. No welding was allowed, to secure the machine in place so a custom fixture was designed to help set up the circular mill using the shovel’s central pin itself greatly reducing the setup time. Thank you, Edwin, and the great team at RectiEquipos for promoting CLIMAX product successes!

Pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” and “sharing”. The picture with the most views will WIN our 2020 Picture of the Year.

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Enter the 2021 Picture of the Year contest!

To enter the 2021 Picture of the Year contest, submit your image with a brief explanation of the application on our customer testimonial page.

The deadline for submission will be December 31, 2021.

In January of 2022, we will begin posting the finalists. At that time, you can help us pay tribute to on-site machinists and technicians from across the globe with your vote by “liking” or “sharing” the picture of the year finalists. The picture with the most “likes” and “impressions” will WIN a great prize and our 2020 Picture of the Year Trophy.

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