Every machine built by man since the wheel has required maintenance at some time in its serviceable life. Overhaul at the end of that serviceable life or modifying some aspect when installing new involves tools, skill, creativity, and often bold thinking. If you need support for a field machining project, no matter the scope, contact Field Machining Associates today and put our passion for field machining and experience with CLIMAX TOOLS to the test. The experience available to you has saved clients with the same issues you are facing MILLIONS in outage dollars and new component purchasing. We are here to serve.
CLIMAX – THE WORLD’S LEADING LINE BORING EQUIPMENT
Line Boring – One of the most common operations performed in field machining. Climax offers the best tools in the industry to bore concentric bores or straight cylinder bores out to 80″ in diameter.
The configuration of the bars and where they can be used is limited to the imagination and the laws of physics.
This video captures the simplicity, robustness, and accuracy of the system. To discuss your application for a customized solution, contact Field Machining Associates today!
CIRCULAR MILLING – DO WHAT THEY SAY CAN’T BE DONE
The circular mill is one of the most versatile and rigid tools in the fleet. Mill horizontal, vertical, or with the right fixturing – overhead! Cut flanges, bores, counterbores, chamfers, and O-ring grooves out to nearly 200″ in diameter. This video shows a project setup right from the crate. Call Field Machining Associates to discuss your particular application – we have a lot of experience with this tool in some very demanding applications!
LIEAR MILLING – TAKE THE TOOL TO THE PART, NOT THE PART TO THE TOOL
CLIMAX’s most powerful portable milling machine. Rigid as the day is long, the modular bed can be configured from 48 to 192 inches that allows from 32 to 152 inches of travel. Solid bed options are available. The bed rails can be joined in a solid conventional configuration or be split into “gantry” mode to afford a world of possibilities to suit your application. Call Field Machining Associates today to learn how the LM series mills can help you reduce cycle time in a shop environment or complete the “impossible” and self perform projects in the plant saving thousands of dollars in outage days.
FLANGE FACING – ANY SIZE, ANY WHERE
Flange facing is another bread-and-butter task for CLIMAX TOOLS. ID mount, OD mount, from 3/4″ (yes, 3/4) inches to 120 inches, there is a CLIMAX or H&S TOOL to cut any flange you may have. With both single point and milling options, the fleet of flange facers offered by CLIMAX and H&S Tool are unrivaled in the industry. Out of the box they can meet nearly application, if you have something unusual call Field Machining Associates – we are always looking for a challenge to stretch our creative capacity to find solutions for clients!
KEY WAY MILLS – THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL THING
The product that started CLIMAX more than 50 years ago! A compact and rugged machine able to cut full-depth keyways or mill flats quickly. From key ways in strange places and grease grooves in generator stator sole plates, the little mill with the big capabilities can do as much or more than you imagine. With creative fixturing, the out-of-the-box thinking of Field Machining Associates can have you fixing problems you thought you would have to spend entire maintenance budgets to solve!
PORTABLE LATHES – TURNING ON THE ONES THAT WON’T BE MOVED
Portable lathes are one of the unsung heroes of the field machining universe. In the past they earned a reputation as finicky, flexible (in a bad way) and in general just difficult to cut accurately enough to justify the attempt. CLIMAX has endeavored to change that thinking with the PL-series tools. Cutting from 1.5 to 24 inches in diameter with reaches ranging from 12 to 25 inches, there is likely a solution to that worn stub shaft as close as the phone!