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Climax Portable Machine Tools
West

www.climaxportable.com / HQ: Newberg, Ore. / Tom Cunningham, president and CEO: "The
use of portable machine tools opens up exciting new applications of lean manufacturing principles."

Safety Pioneers

climax portable machine tools leads industry
trends and sets high safety standards. by kat zeman

climax's portable machine
tools mount directly
onto workpieces to do the
machining onsite.

When giant institutions such as
oil refineries, mines and power plants
experience a mechanical breakdown,
it can cost them millions of dollars per
day. The broken piece of equipment -
which can be the size of a bus - is traditionally transported to a machine
shop to be fixed before being brought
back again.
"This traditional stationary machining process is very time-consuming
and expensive," says Tom Cunningham, president and CEO of Climax
Portable Machine Tools. "While the
workpiece is being repaired, the sys-

tem might be down, costing the customer thousands or millions of dollars
a day in lost production."
Based in Newberg, Ore., Climax
specializes in portable machining,
welding and advanced valve-testing
systems. What makes this company
unique is that it offers its customers
a "portable" solution. The broken
equipment is not transported to a
machine shop. Climax brings the machine tool directly to the consumer.
"Our guy will get up and drive
there with our equipment at 3 a.m.
on a Saturday," Cunningham says.

"It's those kinds of people who make
a difference and save the customer
millions of dollars."
Portable machine tools - such as
line boring bars, autobore welders,
flange facers, mills, pipe cutters and
bevelers - mount directly onto the
workpiece and do the machining onsite. The same principles apply to the
manufacture or production of cranes,
ships, aircraft and turbines. Rather
than moving the equipment around
the factory to a stationary tools station, the portable tools are brought
straight to the equipment.
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