Our Field Machining Division recently completed another successful shaft machining project. The project included initial machining, sleeving of the shaft, and final machining to bring the shaft back to OEM specifications. The end result was another satisfied customer whose equipment was back up and running as designed. Great job team!
We have successfully repaired thousands of shafts and bearing journals in power and industrial facilities across the globe over the past 25 years. Our unique, on-site machining process requires absolutely no need for shaft rotation, and avoids the issues related to removing and shipping equipment to a shop: costly mobilizations, exorbitant shipping costs, potential damage during shipment, valuable lay down space, and plant crane and rigging requirements. Our finely tuned and safe processes coupled with a full range of equipment ensure customers receive the highest quality at a competitive price. If you have a journal or shaft machining project, planned or emergent, please contact us 24/7/365 for a fast response.
We were recently contracted by a major utility in the Midwest U.S. to repair a damaged shaft at one of their power generating facilities. The remediation process included machining the existing shaft to remove the damaged area and hard spots, weld build up of the shaft, and final machining to achieve desired diameters and tolerances. This repair was performed by our trained technicians, utilizing specialty equipment designed for this application. The end result was a repaired shaft, and a happy customer.
Do you have a maintenance outage coming up this fall? We offer many types of field machining solutions to facilities all over the globe. We would appreciate the opportunity to help develop a solution to whatever you may need machined at your facility. Some common field machining projects that we perform include:
- Shaft and Journal Machining
- Stud Removal
- Boring (Small to Large Diameters)
- On-Site Outage Support
Reduced Cost and Downtime
Performing work on-site eliminates the issues related to removing and shipping your equipment to a shop: costly mobilizations, exorbitant shipping costs, potential damage during shipment, valuable lay down space, and plant crane and rigging requirements. Our technicians are typically set-up in less than four hours and the project can often be completed in less than 48 hours, making this service the ideal solution in critical path scenarios.
All work is performed at the customer’s facility, regardless of size, position, damage, material, etc. Equipment available includes a fully-equipped portable machine shop, portable horizontal lathe, and portable vertical turret lathe (VTL). Once on-site, unloading, and loading of our machining equipment is quick and is typically accomplished with a small fork lift.
Our proven equipment and processes can be applied to almost any machining requirement.
CONTACT US today to discuss how we may be able to help you with your next field machining project.
We recently received a call to perform an uptower repair of a damaged shaft inside a Wind Turbine. We have experienced technicians that are specifically trained for uptower Wind Turbine repairs, and have the expertise and equipment to successfully execute these projects. The final results are a safe, quality project – with a shaft that is back within OEM specified tolerances. The photos below show the before and after of a shaft in need of refurbishment, and the excellent work that our technicians perform. The end result is another satisfied customer…
Our Field Machining Division was dispatched to repair an inboard fan shaft for a Utility customer in the Midwest. We mobilized a total of 4 specialty field machining personnel, and began the process of machining the inboard fan shaft which had severe shaft damage and hard spots. We cleaned up 100% of the shaft, had hardness checks performed, and then proceeded to final hone and polish.
The total duration of the project was 3 days from start to finish, and the end result was another satisfied customer. The photos below will give you an idea of the severity of the original shaft damage, as well as the final condition upon completion. Another great project by our Field Machining Division!