A dredging company in South QLD reached out to BLJ In-situ Solutions to repair a damaged shaft on one of their vessels. A team of BLJ technicians were sent on-site to perform routine Journal Turning on a 140mm OD shaft.
Marine dredging vessels are essential in creating and maintaining shipping and boating channels at major ports and so our primary goal with this project was to get them back up and running with minimal downtime and provide quality work that will last.
Our expert BLJ technicians set up our Journal Turning lathe machine on the end of the shaft and machine welded off the shaft. This machine bolts directly to the end of the workpiece and rotates around the shaft allowing our technicians to achieve the required concentricity, surface finish and circularity tolerance as specified by the client.
With our Journal Turning lathe machine, BLJ successfully repaired the damaged shaft onsite with minimal downtime or disruptions to operations. This precision machining tool assists us in performing consistent and accurate machining of cylindrical surfaces for shafts from 4″ to 11.25” in diameter.