Save time by performing two tasks simultaneously. Welding and boring can be performed simultaneously on different bores using the CLIMAX line boring system with the BORTECH automated bore welder.
Quick change from line boring to welding. The BORTECH automated bore welder seamlessly interfaces with the CLIMAX bearing system for a five-minute changeover from boring to welding.
Weld virtually any kind of workpiece. The adjustable mounting base allows the mounting of the BORTECH auto bore welder to fit any workpiece when used independently of the CLIMAX bearing mounts.
Speed! The BORTECH auto bore welder is up to 75% faster than hand-welding, with the ability to lay 5 lbs of metal per hour, hour after hour.
Reduce hard spots and inclusions. The BORETECH auto bore welder reduces hard spots and inclusions by 95% vs. hand-welding.
Beautiful welds, easier to machine. A consistent and uniform weld deposit provides a smooth, defect-free surface for subsequent machining. This reduces cutting tool wear and reduces machining time by up to 50% vs. hand-welding.
Line-boring machines are cutting tools used to repair heavy equipment--backhoes, bulldozers, front-end loaders and such--which can weigh several hundred tons. The machines shave off metal to within a 1,000th-of an-inch tolerance in the holes that house the pins that hold the the movable buckets, blades and swing arms onto the bodies of heavy equipment.
"The holes get out of round, and when you replace the pins, they must be exactly in line," said Jeff Skaarup, a partner in Portable Line Bore Inc. with Liz Schoonmaker. If the holes are not exact, what starts out as a square ditch or level area could end up canted to one side or the other.
"Every time you turn around there's another application," Skaarup said, "We're always open to feedback from people using it in the field, and we're willing to modify it."
He added that the firm has received inquiries from companies considering using the portable line boring welding machines on aircraft landing gear, marine engines and drilling equipment.
Marr, of Glenbrook Nickel, said he sees 100 to 200 applications for the portable line-boring machine on the smaller pieces of equipment the company uses in its nickel-smelting operation.
And with Schoonmaker owning 60 percent of the company and holding the title of chief executive officer, the firm one day hopes to take advantage of its woman-owned status to land contracts with the state Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Defense.