On-site Machining is a service performed when the plant is offline. Portable machines will carry out machine shop operations without the need to remove the plant item. Our highly skilled technicians are well trained in a variety of on-site machining disciplines to meet your plant needs.
BLJ In-situ Solutions’ comprehensive range of portable machining equipment allows them to consistently achieve tolerances and finishes that were once only achievable within an engineering or machine shop environment. Whatever the work environment or situation, we offer an on-site machining solution to meet your required application.
Whether the project calls for Flange Facing, X-Y Milling, Keyway Milling, Drilling or Tapping services, our on-site machining solutions are ideal for any plant or construction project which needs quick and efficient in-situ machining services. BLJ In-situ Solutions personnel are able to complete servicing operations to plant equipment on-site with portable machines to increase plant up-time, safety and productivity while reducing the time, labour and transport costs of assembling and reassembling equipment.
BLJ In-situ Solutions is certified and registered by TQCS International Pty Ltd to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems standard. All work undertaken by our team is executed in accordance with its Quality Management System processes.
BLJ also have workshop facilities for inhouse machining (pick up and delivery options available)
With 18 years remote area, multidiscipline experience, BLJ In-situ provides high value solutions in a cost effective way, across industries and markets.
Flange facing can be used for a multitude of applications. Traditionally it is used to re-machine flange or heat exchanger faces in-situ when they have become worn, warped or damaged. The newly machined surface then allows for an improved seal, preventing leaks. Flange facers can also be used for machining pump bases, crane pedestals, manways, or any flat surface that is contained within the swing of the machine.
Equipment to machine sizes from 0 to 3.2 metres diameter is carried in stock. Outside of this diameter, we have access to equipment through a supplier relationship.
This service is generally provided utilising a special surveying tool, such as a clocking arm or laser. Alternatively, it can be provided using a flange facing machine. Clocking arms are used to check flange flatness quickly and accurately. Once flanges are opened, visual inspection and flatness checking can be completed, allowing for quick identification of flanges that require machining.
We mill surfaces up to 6 metres x 3 metres. There are several different types of milling, from single milling beds to milling machines that travel in the X and Y direction, called XY Mills. Milling heads can also be attached to some flange facing machines for circular milling. Typically, milling is undertaken on surfaces that are out of flatness. Milling these surfaces brings them back to their design or specified flatness and finish for the application.
Larger milling machines are also ideal for modifying or altering gear boxes, pumps, turbines, etc. since they may also be used for drilling and boring in addition to milling.
Circular Milling is generally utilised when machining slew bearing faces or any structure that requires milled flat surfaces. We have the ability to machine from 760mm to 3.2 metres in-situ using an ID Mount Flange Facing Machine with milling attachment that runs 150mm cutter.
Your job can benefit from having access to extraordinary sturdiness, adaptability, and power with our range of machines, which can tackle even the most challenging big flange machining operations swiftly and effectively.
We stock equipment for journal turning from 4″ shaft up 11.25” diameter. Journal turning is machining the outside diameter of a shaft to return it to the desired specification for concentricity, circularity tolerance and surface finish. This is applicable in repairing damaged shafts, modifying shafts or even re-facing alternator slip rings.
Keyway milling is the cutting of a keyway (a flat slot or pocket) along the axis of the cylindrical surface of shafts or other items. Our portable Keyway milling machines allow us to cut new or re-cut worn keyways in shafts as little as 1-1/2 inch (38mm) up to 24 inches (610mm) outside diameter. We also have available a side-shift Key Milling machine which is for extra wide keyway milling which can be either bench mounted or mounted to shafts 8 inches to 24 inches in diameter.
Drilling and tapping equipment stocked provides the capacity for 2” threads to be tapped. ‘Drilling and tapping’ is used in many industries, from power to marine. There are numerous applications. This could be core sampling, clearance holes, stud drilling, trepanning and more. In fact, anywhere there exists the need to bolt items together using a blind hole, there exists a need for Drilling and Tapping services.
4” to 60” pipe diameter pipe cutting and prepping equipment is available through BLJ In-situ Solutions. This allows our technicians to cut and prep small diameter pipes right up to large diameter vessels in-situ.
Portable Electric Belt Linisher Sander that can be adapted to any application, but is mainly used for linishing trunnion tyres flat.
BLJ In-Situ Solutions personnel are able to provide Specialised Machine Build services. This service can be required when an unusual application requires machining or restrictions make it impossible to fit a standard machine in the space provided. This involves BLJ In-Situ Solutions personnel inspecting the item for machining, taking detailed measurements of the restrictions and scope and building a special machine to complete the job. Each machine would be quoted for either outright sale or for rental, subject to the needs of the customer.
Any factory or construction site may make advantage of BLJ’s on-site machining services. Power plants, offshore drilling platforms, coal mining sites, marine locations, oil and gas institutions, manufacturing facilities, and water utility plants are a few examples of where they are used.
Our on-site machining solutions are ideal for any plant or construction project which needs quick and efficient in-situ machining services. Field maintenance is the best choice for planned or emergency shut-downs to mill, bore, drill, trepan or any maintenance task where adjustments to machinery are required.
Where traditionally equipment would need to be disassembled and machined off-site in a workshop, our portable machining equipment allows our expert team to conduct work in-situ.
BLJ In-Situ Solutions personnel are able to complete servicing operations to plant equipment on-site with portable machines to increase plant up-time, safety and productivity while reducing the time, labour and transport costs of assembling and reassembling equipment.
Any issue in the plants equipment can put the project over-budget, especially if items need to be disassembled and transported to be machined offsite. Any project facing this problem needs a fast and reliable solution to get the operation back up and running as quickly as possible. Using BLJ In-Situ Solutions portable machining equipment, our technicians are able to conduct high-quality, precision machining in-situ. This allows significant savings on personnel’s time, plant servicing and traditional maintenance costs.
BLJ’s On-site Machining solutions help companies, plants and mines throughout Australia in decreasing their down-times for scheduled and emergency maintenance. With an experienced team of specialist machinists ready to deploy, BLJ can deliver quick turnarounds on high-quality on-site machining. By conducting in-situ machining, our onsite services eliminate down-time often cause by transportation time.