Fully-mobile line boring designed to keep operations moving.
Servicing all areas of Western Australia.
Experienced and qualified technicians equipped with the right precision tools.
A straight-forward approach in working onsite ensures savings.
Mobile line boring service
Schlam’s line boring provides solutions for miners in all areas of Western Australia, allowing our clients to benefit from:
- Significantly reduced costs
- No potential damage
- No lost hours due to transport
- 24/7 operation
Mobile line boring allows miners to keep equipment onsite, meaning the costs, damage risks and hours lost to transport are eliminated thanks to our 24/7 service.
Schlam helps your mining operations maximise output
Line boring is a crucial service to miners and with our team of experienced and qualified professionals, your equipment is in good hands.
Our precision tools offer line boring solutions on a huge range of equipment ranging from Schlam’s payload equipment to other major brands (inc. Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi):
And other mining assets:
- Earth moving equipment
- Yellow goods, buckets and attachments
- Hydraulic shovels
- Rope shovels
- Wheel loaders
- And more.
Why trust Schlam for line boring?
It’s not just that our operators have hands-on mine site experience and relevant qualifications for line boring and large machining solutions.
Our work is completed to the highest standard with our management systems and processes being ISO 9001 accredited in line with the industry’s best practices.
Trust the team at Schlam to take your equipment back to OEM factory specifications and get the line boring done right.
Line boring FAQs
WHEN IS LINE BORING NEEDED?
Line boring is needed when moving components become worn and degraded, usually from harsh work environments.
Symptoms indicating the need for line boring could be visual, for example, excessive movement within pivoting components or cracks showing due to wear around pivoting components.
Some symptoms are audible too, including speaking or grinding noises increasing over time.
WHAT ARE THE MOBILE LINE BORING INDUSTRY STANDARDS?
Using strict Safe Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Job Safety Analysis guides (JSA’s) ensures high standards are met.
In addition to welding checks, materials need to be identified so that the correct tooling, cooling, speed and feed can be used.
Schlam takes industry standards and client regulations into account.
WHAT RESOURCES AND TOOLS ARE USED?
High quality and precision line boring and bore welding machines are tools of the trade for our technicians.
We also require pins and bushes to be engineered to complete a job. Each job is unique and can demand out-the-box solutions and additional equipment.
Further tools include:
- Flange facing tools
- Journal Turning Lathes
- Clamshell tools
- Portable Mills
- Bevelling tools
WHAT IS THE LINE BORING PROCESS?
- Bore measured for repair and appropriate bearing mounts for the job are calculated
- Grease removed / cleaned along with rust or paint from the faces of the holes to ensure no porosity while welding or low-quality welds
- Bearing mounts set up and bar guided to the centre of the hole/holes using three jaw set up chucks, discs or cones (whichever is more appropriate) and tack weld the bearing mounts in place
- Finer adjusts bar to the correct position in the hole/holes by measuring from a datum point
- Boring machine calibrated and set and should welding not be needed or after the welding process is complete, machine the bore to the required size
- If bore welding is required, bore holes ensuring that there is a clean cut all the way through to remove any rust or impurities that may affect the welding process
- Boring machine removed to enable bore weld
What recent clients say about Schlam line boring
The team was here right on time with the right tools. Really appreciated the fast work and professional care with our rigs. Well done guys.
Rowan, Operations Manager, Port Hedland
We were looking at serious delays but the Schlam team got us back up and running as per OEM specification.
Ben, Maintenance Manager, Pilbara
“We’ve used the [Schlam] team many times, would recommend them to anyone. Simple and no-fuss, straight on the tools. Great work.”
Jackson, Machine Operator, Gascoyne