Recently, construction companies are saving large amounts of money because of portable line boring machines. Heavy equipment track rollers, attachment pivot point holes, and all of those turning and pivot points on construction equipment wear notoriously. Increased lubrication extends the serviceable life of these attachment points but eventually repairs are needed as the holes become enlarged and out-of-round. The repair process is used to build up the inside of the hole with weld and then precisely bore the hole to the correct dimension for the pin.
Often, repairing attachments or track parts in machine shops is time consuming and expensive. Many construction companies thus prefer to do the repairs in the field using portable line boring machines. These tools can be used for a variety of field repairs and machining, including:
- Line pins
- Loader buckets
- Gear boxes, transmission housing
- Stern tubes
- Resizing attachments to fit newer equipment
- Steering and king-pin assemblies
- Drive shaft housing boring
- A-frame supports
Portable line machines also have different drive options such as electric, pneumatic and hydraulic. The boring diameters are capable of boring 1.5 inches in diameter to 24 inches in diameter, while others can bore up to 80 inches in diameter, and more.
Let’s consider a cost saving example:
These machines offer workshop quality tolerances at the job site as well as maintenance on the field. This can result in significant savings over sending equipment to a machine shop for repairs. One equipment owner working in South America was able to have a nearly 11-foot diameter slewing ring on a shovel machined in the field to within 0.098 mm tolerance, avoiding the estimated $10,000 to $15,000 transportation costs of moving the equipment to a machine shop. The owner also avoided the transportation down time.
Portable line boring machines used for heavy equipment repairs also enable those repairs in a more timely fashion. They make it easier to effect the repairs and therefore contribute to preventive maintenance efforts. Portable line boring machines, as well as other portable machine tools, can be purchased or rented, giving equipment owners control over the balance between utilization and cost.
These boring machines can be bought and sold on Ezytrader at reduced prices in very simple steps. For more information, do visit: http://www.ezytrader.in/product-listing/Plant_Machinery/Boring_Machine