Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems http://climaxportable.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:18:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weekly News Roundup (Sept 19) http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-sept-19/ http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-sept-19/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:57:41 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33333 Bright Future Not Certain for British Oil and Gas Production (The New York Times)

Though Britain remains the largest oil producer in the European Union, a prosperous future is far from assured. Companies have scaled back exploration drilling in the …

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Bright Future Not Certain for British Oil and Gas Production (The New York Times)

Though Britain remains the largest oil producer in the European Union, a prosperous future is far from assured. Companies have scaled back exploration drilling in the North Sea in recent years and found little new oil and natural gas.

 

Africa’s oil and gas potential: Boom or hype? (CNN)

Africa’s oil and gas potential will grow significantly over the next two decades, driven by population growth, urbanization and the emergence of a wealthier middle class on the continent.

 

The U.S. Oil And Gas Industry By The Numbers [Infographic] (Forbes)

Have you ever wondered about the impressive numbers behind the U.S. oil and gas industry? The following infographic has all the answers.

 

U.S. green groups urge methane rules for oil and gas industry (Reuters)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must act to rein in methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, environmental groups said on Thursday, warning that failure to set federal standards would undermine other Obama administration efforts to address climate change.

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Weekly News Roundup (Sept 12) http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-sept-12-2/ http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-sept-12-2/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:01:40 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33144 $100 billion investment likely in renewable energy in 4 years: Piyush Goyal (The Economic Times)

The government is expecting $ 100 billion investment in the renewable energy sector in the next four years as it firms up a new policy …

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$100 billion investment likely in renewable energy in 4 years: Piyush Goyal (The Economic Times)

The government is expecting $ 100 billion investment in the renewable energy sector in the next four years as it firms up a new policy framework for the same.

 

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Oil and Gas Industry (Sourceable)

When a compressor at Chevron’s massive Sanha gas field off the coast of Southern Africa showed subtle signs of overloading, the first person to notice was not one of the crew on site but rather a drilling expert sitting in front of an array of screens and monitors high up in a Houston office tower around 6,000 kilometres away.

 

Industrial Internet Driving Force Behind GE’s Oil, Gas Business (NGI)

Natural gas pipeline operators may be able to better understand the condition of their critical assets through a technology that integrates networked software with complex physical machinery, today more commonly known as the industrial internet.

 

Recognizing The Golden Age Of Texas Oil And Gas While We’re In It (Forbes)

Given that the Texas economy would rank 12th among all nations on earth, that’s an amazing amount of economic activity for one industry to provide.

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A Modular Solution for Heavy Steel Fabrication http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/modular-solution-heavy-steel-fabrication/ http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/modular-solution-heavy-steel-fabrication/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:29 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33390 CHALLENGE: Jesse Engineering needed a machine with a small, thin profile that would still be strong enough to support large boring and milling jobs.

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CHALLENGE: Located on the port of Tacoma, Washington, Jesse Engineering builds a variety of projects, from heavy steel bridge girders to sophisticated radar antennas serving customers worldwide. With in-house light and heavy fabrication, machining and assembly, along with stringent QA/QC at all stages of the production process, on-time delivery and excellent customer service are top priorities for Jesse Engineering. To best serve its customers, the company needed a machine with a small, thin profile that would still be strong enough to support large boring and milling jobs.

CLIMAX worked with Jesse Engineering to assess the company’s priorities and determined that CLIMAX’s LM6200 Linear/Gantry Mill was the right tool for the job. The versatility of the LM6200 would allow Jesse Engineering execute the wide range of heavy fabrication machining its customers required.

PAYOFF: After using the tool for only a week,Jesse Engineering was impressed with the rigidity, modularity and strength of the LM6200. The LM6200 is configurable to nearly any position, and setup options offer both linear and gantry milling on one machine. The modular bed sections allow the length to be expanded from 48 – 192 inches (1219.2 – 4876.8 mm) without losing rigidity (with 32 – 152 inches (812.8 – 4470.4 mm) of travel).

“The LM6200 transforms milling. When you push the button on this guy, it goes. We’ve had absolutely no problems with it whatsoever. It does exactly what you tell it to do,” said John Bedney, Machine Shop Foreman of Jesse Engineering.

With the LM6200, Jesse Engineering was able to expand its capabilities and complete large fabrication jobs it couldn’t easily bring into a machine shop. The modular design allowed Jesse Engineering toadjust LM6200 tofit in tight spots or add length to the machine to extend the range and get jobs done efficiently.

Check out the video to see the collaboration between CLIMAX and Jesse Engineering and contact a CLIMAX representative to learn more about the capabilities of the LM6200.

 

TOOLS USED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS: The CLIMAX LM6200 Linear/Gantry Mill was chosen for its flexibility, rigidity and modularity to get the job done.Do you have a rental success story partnering with CLIMAX? Click here to upload your story and photo! We’d love to see how our rental machines are working for you!

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Mastering Milling Machines: Great Fundamentals Mean Great Results http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/mastering-milling-machines-great-fundamentals-mean-great-results/ http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/mastering-milling-machines-great-fundamentals-mean-great-results/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:24 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33300 When preparing to mill critical mounting surfaces, a few key steps and checkpoints can help you ensure a successful outcome.

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When preparing to mill critical mounting surfaces, a few key steps and checkpoints can help you ensure a successful outcome. CLIMAX milling machines are designed for quick, easy setup, so with proper attention paid to setup and alignment procedures, your milling machine will be ready to provide precise, versatile on-the-job milling capabilities.
To begin:

  • Establish a solid base for mounting the main bed.
  • Align the bed to the piece you want to machine (you can use optics, a laser, a water level or some other means of alignment).
  • Use the screws on the bed to clamp to, or push away from, the workpiece until it is aligned (Image 1).

The bed, now aligned to the workpiece, serves as the foundation for all other alignment, so it’s critical that this foundational alignment is done correctly. With that accomplished:

  • Mount the ram to the saddle, and indicate from one bed rail to the other to make sure it is parallel to (in line with) the bed.
  • Establish the milling head assembly perpendicular to the plane the bed is on.
  • This assembly is mounted to the Y-Axis cross slide (Image 2).
  • Adjust “tram” by using the screws in the milling head assembly (Image 3).

Do you have a question about milling machine set-ups that we didn’t cover here? Or is there a product you would like to learn more about? Drop us a note and our team will get back to you promptly!


Next month:
We’ll take a closer look at the milling head assembly and how to get the results you’re looking for as you begin machining with your CLIMAX milling machine.

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Ingenuity solves problems http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/ingenuity-solves-problems/ http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/ingenuity-solves-problems/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:18 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33275 Vice President of Global Quality and Engineering Scott Kunkler describes how ingenuity, persistence and dedication to customer support keep CLIMAX technical staff focused on solving problems for customers.

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What do engineers do for you? Engineers are problem-solvers. They make things work. In a way, they’re a bit like the officiating crew at a football game: When they are at their best, you don’t even think about them because everything is running so smoothly.

For our customers’ businesses, solving problems is a critical success factor. Sure, CLIMAX has a reputation for quality equipment, but a key reason we exist is we have developed a tremendous ability to help our customers by devising fast, cost-efficient solutions to problems – often for situations where it seemed there was no solution.

Right now, for example, we have a technical team on the ground in Europe supporting a customer dealing with a very delicate, complex power generation issue made even more difficult by the recent departures of some of their more experienced personnel. Our global training, product support and technical resources are making sure CLIMAX tools and the customer’s staff can continue to function safely and effectively. CLIMAX expertise, design and programming combine to solve problems like this wherever they pop up.

Clearly, CLIMAX is not here to just design a product and hand it off. We come out with all needed resources and help tackle problems. Particularly with what we call “specials” – those highly customized and application-specific solutions created to address unusual situations – technical support is a huge part of the package, and we work side by side with our customers, even on-site, to develop and implement a sound approach.

Your satisfaction as a CLIMAX customer allows us to build ongoing partnerships and foster collaborative problem-solving. Our powerful combination of ingenuity and on-site support – providing expert technical support all over the world – is a big part of how CLIMAX is able to help you sustain your success.

 

Scott Kunkler
Vice President of Global Quality and Engineering

 

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How to beat the clock every time http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/beat-clock-every-time/ http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/beat-clock-every-time/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:14 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33363 You are in the field. Your team is in the middle of an important project with a tight deadline. And then the unexpected happens. What now?

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You are in the field. Your team is in the middle of an important project with a tight deadline. And then the unexpected happens – equipment breaks down or the job requires a previously unforeseen repair.

You don’t have the right repair equipment on hand, there isn’t enough time or budget to disassemble and ship the damaged part to a machine shop and the clock is ticking.

Here is a real-life example: An oil and gas service company recently needed a milling machine to take over for their portable mill that needed repair. Jobs for the mill had already been scheduled and had to be completed – so a solution was needed quickly. The service company reached out to CLIMAX. Our team helped identify a portable milling machine that was available to rent. The rental machine was delivered within 24 hours, allowing the customer to complete the jobs on time.

Many other CLIMAX customers find themselves in very similar positions. And their solution has been to turn to rentals. Consider how it benefits you and your bottom line:

  • Cost of ownership – By renting, you are not making a big investment in owning. CLIMAX rents all of the equipment it sells and is constantly upgrading its rental pool to make sure customers are using the newest and most reliable technology available.
  • Tool for the job – Repair needs can vary greatly from job to job. By renting, you get the exact machine you need for the amount of time you need it.
  • Time is money – When hours equal dollars, having a plan of action and executing it quickly can be the difference between profit and loss. In many cases, machines can be delivered in a matter of days.
  • Expertise built in – A fear with renting is uncertainty about your employees’ abilities to operate the equipment. But CLIMAX doesn’t rent a tool and walk away. We are invested in helping you solve your problem. We can help you figure out the right tool and then back that up with the right amount of support and training needed to make the project a success.

Next time the unexpected happens, remember that you are not alone and that CLIMAX has built its business on making the impossible a reality. Simply reach out to us on the Web or give one of our experts a call at 1-503-538-2185.

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Weekly News Roundup (Sept 5) http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-sept-5-2/ http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-sept-5-2/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:02:37 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33123 Oil And Gas Discoveries Near Africa’s East Coast To Soon Drive Billions In Investments: PWC (International Business Times)

Global oil and gas firms are turning their attention to Africa’s east coast, a region long overshadowed by production on the continent’s …

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Oil And Gas Discoveries Near Africa’s East Coast To Soon Drive Billions In Investments: PWC (International Business Times)

Global oil and gas firms are turning their attention to Africa’s east coast, a region long overshadowed by production on the continent’s northern and western fields.

 

Renewable energy ‘is most competitive power source’ (The National)

Renewable energy is the most competitive source of power, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

 

Euro-Zone Manufacturing Slows (The Wall Street Journal)

Pressure on European Central Bank to Take More Dramatic Stimulus Measures

 

Shipbuilding industry to bottom out in 2015: Shanghai Waigaoqiao (SeaTrade Global)

China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) has painted a grim outlook for the already ailing shipbuilding market, as it projected the industry to bottom out in 2015 before recovering in 2016.

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Weekly News Roundup (Aug 29) http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-aug-28-2/ http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-aug-28-2/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:14:00 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33090 Q2 2014 Integrated Oil and Gas Round-Up: Capital Expenditures (Forbes)

Vertically integrated oil and gas companies have both upstream as well as downstream operations.

 

Renewable Energy Capacity Grew At Fastest Pace Ever In 2013 (Think Progress)

The world’s collective …

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Q2 2014 Integrated Oil and Gas Round-Up: Capital Expenditures (Forbes)

Vertically integrated oil and gas companies have both upstream as well as downstream operations.

 

Renewable Energy Capacity Grew At Fastest Pace Ever In 2013 (Think Progress)

The world’s collective capacity to generate renewable power grew at its fastest annual pace ever last year.

 

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any New Power Plants (Think Progress)

Within a few decades, large-scale, centralized electricity generation from fossil fuels could be a thing of the past in Europe.

 

REPORT: Mining Investments for Chile to Reach $105 Billion By 2023 (Mining Global)

Chile’s mining industry is heating up. According to a new report by the state copper commission Cochilco, investments in the country’s mining sector are expected to reach $105 billion between 2014 and 2023.

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Weekly News Roundup (Aug 22) http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-aug-22-2/ http://climaxportable.com/weekly-news-roundup/weekly-news-roundup-aug-22-2/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:03:05 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=33040 Germany Approves Sale of Utility’s Oil and Gas Unit to Russians (The New York Times)

The German government has approved the sale of the utility RWE’s oil and natural gas subsidiary, RWE Dea, to a team of Russian investors, the …

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Germany Approves Sale of Utility’s Oil and Gas Unit to Russians (The New York Times)

The German government has approved the sale of the utility RWE’s oil and natural gas subsidiary, RWE Dea, to a team of Russian investors, the company confirmed on Friday.

 

Oil industry on borrowed time as switch to gas and solar accelerates (The Telegraph)

There may be little point battling icebergs to drill in the Arctic, or in trying to extract oil from the ultra-deepwater fields in the mid-Atlantic, beneath layers of salt, three kilometers into the Earth.

 

Renewable Energy Could Hit 36% Of Global Energy Use, But There’s A Biomass Catch (The Energy Collective)

Would you pay $2.50 to double sustainable energy’s share of the global energy market, reduce carbon dioxide emissions 8.6 gigatonnes (Gt), and create 900,000 new net jobs in the energy sector by 2030?

 

Which Is More Scalable, Nuclear Energy Or Wind Energy? (Forbes)

China is the true experiment for maximum scalability of nuclear vs wind. It has a tremendous gap between demand and generation.

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Industry Update: Heavy Equipment and Construction http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/industry-update-heavy-equipment-construction/ http://climaxportable.com/e-newsletter-archives/industry-update-heavy-equipment-construction/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:46:00 +0000 http://climaxportable.com/?p=32835 Continually finding ways to cut costs and time are top priorities for businesses. We visited with Carlos Recart, owner of Comercializadora Protorq Limitada and CLIMAX distributor in Chile. Carlos shares his perspective on the state of the heavy equipment and construction industry and how CLIMAX products and services help his customers be efficient and productive.

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We recently visited with Carlos Recart, owner of Comercializadora Protorq Limitada and CLIMAX distributor in Chile, to get his perspective on the current state of the heavy equipment and construction industry and how CLIMAX products and services help his customers be efficient and productive.

 

Minimize downtime and maximize productivity

Carlos shares that downtime leading to lost productivity is the No. 1 concern in the heavy equipment and construction industry. For example, a maintenance manager’s performance is evaluated by a measurement known as assets availability ratios, or the percent of equipment that is operational and available. Higher ratios result in higher performance measurements. Finding ways to prevent equipment failures, anticipate problems and perform regular maintenance processes can improve efficiency and overall productivity. How does this translate to CLIMAX customers in the heavy equipment and construction industry? It means that our network of distributors understands the most important success factors for customers’ business and work to ensure they are ready to meet those needs.


Help your customers be efficient and productive

Carlos’ customers understand the value of and consistently rely on CLIMAX products. They’ve shared that products with greater rigidity, versatility of use, and heavy-duty performance help to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. Along with CLIMAX products, training programs provide additional support and help make workers more efficient by lessening the learning curve.

The CLIMAX team provides ongoing support for Carlos to ensure tools and equipment perform efficiently during his customers’ repair projects. According to Carlos, “The secret to CLIMAX’s success is the company’s philosophy of innovation. CLIMAX not only focuses on improving product quality but also helps customers reduce costs, and provides versatile machine solutions with interchangeable components, all while listening to customer feedback and continually finding ways to improve.”

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