One of the great advantages of an all-millwright contracting firm is that along with highly experienced millwrights comes a whole set of tools and equipment that no single industrial plant could afford to equip itself with. No other Western Canadian contractor has the whole range of portable millwrighting machines that KBIM has purchased and, often, adapted to better suit the kinds of work we do. Our specialized equipment includes:
Valued at upwards of $2 million, our portable tool “crib” gives us some pretty impressive capabilities:
The bottom line of our edge in equipment is the project’s bottom line. KBIM’s equipment, in the hands of our people, delivers top-quality work for less.
There’s no need to live with vibration or to struggle forever to achieve motor-pump alignment. Without a perfectly flat base, alignment is nearly impossible. A base that’s few thousandths of an inch “out” makes a huge difference in the life expectancy of your equipment’s components.
KBIM’s 15 years’ experience in base milling has set the industry standard since the beginning. Our machines easily handle new or existing bases up to 16 feet in length, and because they’re portable, they come to you whenever the need arises.
You’d be surprised how common it is that flanges are over-torqued to prevent or “fix” a leak. Over-torqueing causes distortions that make the problems even worse and ultimately more expensive, which is why KBIM’s industry-leading flange facing technology is your most cost-effective strategy.
Especially when it’s impossible or not feasible to cut off and replace a flange, turn to KBIM. Our custom-modified flange facing process is widely acknowledged, even by OEMs, as the best in the industry. Right on your site, we can machine virtually any type of flange, from precision flanges (like RTJ, Lens ring, Securamax, Grayloc® and Tecloc) to raised face flanges.
We routinely refinish flanges from 1/2" to 130" diameter with finishes that range from 500 rms to ground finishes. Pipe cutting and prepping heavy wall or exotic material pipe is not a problem when you have the right equipment. We are capable of cutting vessels or pipe in excess of 22’ diameter and 1 1/2" wall.
Portable Shaft Machining
Often, sending your equipment out for machining is impractical, impossible, or just too expensive. We can solve your problems with our experience and diverse equipment. From re-machining keyways in shafts to machining journals with or without turning the shaft, we can do it.
We have been around since 1976, and in those years, we have been faced with a lot of challenging machining situations. Let's face it—if it were easy you would be able to do it yourself, right? Our extensive experience and diverse equipment can save you time and money, and no job is too big or small.
Portable boring bars aren't just for machining engine cylinders. They’re capable of machining everything from steam control valve bodies, link pins on articulating tractors and hydraulic cylinders to coupling bolts on steam turbines.
For years, we’ve used custom-designed equipment for removing studs from turbine casings as well as bore plugs from turbine rotors. We have a number of boring bars to suit almost any need from traditional engine boring machines to hydraulic boring bars that have in excess of 20' of bar length and 36" stroke. Our custom equipment and cutters suit a wide variety of jobs, including the removal of studs on steam turbines in excess of 5" diameter (Duraheat 1055).