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Industries & Applications

Find the Best Machine for Your Industry or Application

Every manufacturing industry presents unique production challenges. Serving a wide range of industries locally, nationally and internationally, Bardons & Oliver understands the specialized needs of each industry it serves, including:

Industries

Energy (Wind, Oil, Gas) | Transportation (Auto, Truck, Rail) | AerospaceDefense | Warehousing and Distribution (Lift Truck, Steel Service Center) | Construction and Agriculture | Mining | Steel Mill

Applications

Power Transmission | Axle and Driveshafts | Gear/Bearing Blanks | Hydraulic Cylinders | Conveyor Components (Rollers, Shafts) | Steel Finishing/Processing | OCTG Products


Industries

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Energy (Wind, Oil, Gas)

We manufacture machines that deliver results to many sectors within the wide-reaching and highly innovative energy industry. These include 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes that produce precise:

  • Cast iron rings and sleeves
  • Valve bodies
  • Valve seals

Transportation (Auto, Truck, Rail)

If you need expertly machined parts for the vast transportation industry, we have the equipment that delivers. Choose from 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes, TBC automatic lathes, automatic cutoff lathes, as well as double end finishing and rotating head cutoff machines to manufacture your:  

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  • Automotive and transmission parts
  • Brake disks
  • Camshafts
  • Clutches and flywheels
  • Hubs
  • Piston rings
  • Railroad wheels
  • Steering components
  • Tie rods

Aerospace

We offer precise solutions for the manufacture of a wide variety of can’t-fail aerospace components. Count on us to provide solutions for your most demanding precision machining projects—even those that require the tightest tolerances. For aerospace components, we offer 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis disc lathes and slant bed lathes.

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We also build a variety of specialized large-swing lathes for the machining of aircraft engine parts. Additionally, our 2-axis CNC turning machines with part diameter capacities up to 44" have been provided for manufacturing a variety of both cold and hot section components. And we’ve also developed 3-axis form grinding machines for the production of cold section seals with diameters up to 90". We even have other special machines that generate complex profiles on diaphragm couplings for power transmission drives.

Our machines are equipped to produce:

  • Aerospace engine components  
  • Landing gear  
  • Structural components
  • Diaphragm couplings

Defense

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Rely on our machines to deliver the finest components for the most demanding defense industry applications. These include 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes, TBC automatic lathes, automatic cutoff lathes, as well as double end finishing and rotating head cutoff machines.

Bardons & Oliver’s 2-axis and 4-axis CNC turning machines are used in the production of a broad range of defense-related equipment. Tank and half-track transmission gear blanks, helicopter bearings, landing gear bushings and nuclear propulsion components are just a sampling of the components that are manufactured on our equipment.

Munitions Systems

We have both 2-axis and 4-axis CNC Turning machines that can be configured to produce projectiles and other munitions components. The Bardons & Oliver 4-axis center-drive CNC turning machine, configured with turrets on either end of the spindle, is particularly effective in machining both ends of an artillery shell simultaneously. Not only does the center-drive configuration permit very high machining efficiency, but it also allows the critical surfaces at each end of the part to be machined concentric to each other.  Our center-drive turning machine offers extreme flexibility and can be loaded/unloaded manually or by using a fully automated  FANUC robot. For lights-out production, this system has been linked with a CMM to guarantee 100% quality without operator intervention.

Our machines produce:

  • Munitions components
  • Nuclear propulsion components
  • Ordinance

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Warehousing and Distribution (Lift Truck, Steel Service Center)  

We deliver the equipment that ultimately ensures your warehouse and distribution operations run smoothly, which includes 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes, TBC automatic lathes, automatic cutoff lathes, as well as double end finishing and rotating head cutoff machines.

 

 


Construction and Agriculture

Industries-Con-Agra.jpgThese two industries require hard-working, long-lasting parts for heavy-duty construction and agricultural equipment. Our machines deliver them. Choose from 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes, TBC automatic lathes, automatic cutoff lathes, as well as double end finishing and rotating head cutoff machines.

Along with industry-leading CNC Turning Systems for the manufacture of mobile hydraulic cylinders, we also produce fully automated barfed turning systems for the productions of spacers, bushings, links, cross pins, track pins, PTOs, shafts and other similar components.  These systems range in part diameters from 0.75"” to 8.5". Parts can be produced in lengths from 1” to 10 feet in length.


Mining

Trust our machines to provide the heavy-duty, long-lasting components this industry requires. Select from our 2-axis hydraulic cylinder piston rod systems, 2-axis hydraulic cylinder tube systems, 2-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes and slant bed lathes.

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We provide  fully automated CNC Turning Machine Systems for the production of heavy-duty mining industry hydraulic cylinders. Piston Rods up to 6.50" in diameter and cylinder tubes with bores up to 10" can be produced with finished lengths up to 32 feet in length. We also furnish CNC machines to produce shafts and tubes for conveyor belt roller systems.

Our machines produce:

  • Mining machine components

Steel Mill

Our machines produce parts that hold up to the harshest steel mill environments. Rely on our 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes, TBC automatic lathes, automatic cutoff lathes, as well as double end finishing and rotating head cutoff machines to deliver parts that last.

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Bardons & Oliver mill-style cutoff machines and material handling equipment can be found on just about every continent globally. Name the top five producers of steel pipe or tube in the industry and you will find one or more of our systems processing a vast array of finished tubular material for the last 50 years or more. Line pipe, casing, mechanical tubing can be cut to length with end-finishing from 0.75"to 24" in diameter; incoming lengths from 20  to 65 feet in length can be handled. Plus, the process can be fully automated with laser measuring and automatic tool changing if required.

 


Applications:

Power Transmission

Depend on our rotating head cutoff machines, automatic cutoff lathes, TBC automatic lathes, 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes and 4-axis sub-spindle lathes to deliver the precision parts your power transmission applications require.

Complex high-production turning applications require greater machining efficiency. Let us handle your project in one fully automated operation. Our machines produce precise: 

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  • Compressor components
  • Couplings
  • Clutches and flywheels
  • Valve bodies
  • Valve seals
  • Transmission and steering parts
  • Axle housings
  • Bushings and bearings

Axle and  Driveshafts

Our rotating head cutoff machines, automatic cutoff lathes, double end finishing machines, 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes produce axle and driveshaft components that last.

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We build multiple machines that are used to produce exacting axle and driveshaft components. The Bardons & Oliver double-end face and center machine is used to prep axle shafts for finish machining. And our  4-axis center-drive CNC turning machines are configured with a turret on either end of the spindle to facilitate the simultaneous machining of both ends of an axle shaft or axle tube. Not only does the center-drive configuration permit very high machining efficiency, but it also allows the critical surfaces at each end of the part to be machined concentric to each other.  The Bardons & Oliver center-drive turning machine excels at flexibility and can be loaded/unloaded manually, with a fully automated robot or with a dedicated overhead gantry.

Our machines produce:
  • Axle and  driveshaft tubes
  • Cutoff and chamfer axles
  • Steering components
  • Axle and driveshaft tubes

Gear/Bearing Blanks

Rely on our 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 2-axis chuckers and slant bed lathes to create dependable gear blank and bearing blank parts.

If you need a machine capable of cutting precision-cut blanks with an eight-second cycle time, we have your solution. Rely on our machines to produce: Industries-Gear-Bearing-Blanks.jpg

  • Camshaft blanks
  • Bearing spacers
  • Bearing races
  • Gear blanks
  • Forgings
  • Bearing blanks
  • Bushings and bearings

Hydraulic Cylinders

Industries-Hydraulic-Cylinders.jpgOur 2-axis hydraulic cylinder tube systems, 2-axis big-bore lathes, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes and 4-axis center-drive lathes produce the highest-quality hydraulic cylinder parts.

Hydraulic Cylinder Piston Rod Systems

We’re  the industry leader in producing CNC Turning Systems that manufacture hydraulic cylinder piston rods and hydraulic cylinder tubes— installations of these systems are found throughout North America and Europe.

Hydraulic Cylinder Tube Systems

Our machines produce:

  • Cylinder bodies
  • Cylinder tubes
  • Guide rods
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Piston rods

Conveyor Components (Rollers, Shafts)

Your conveyor systems need the best parts to keep operations running. Our 4-axis sub-spindle lathes and 4-axis center-drive lathes will deliver them.

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Using our industry-leading systems and technology for producing hydraulic cylinders, we entered the conveyor component market with proven processes that reduced  time and cost. Processing raw materials into finished parts with a single system is as efficient as it comes. The addition of unloading automation makes the complete system a must see. They can produce part diameters that range from 0.75"” to 8"; finished part lengths can range from 6" to 10 feet in length.

Our machines produce:

  • Conveyor shafts
  • Conveyor rollers

Steel Finishing/Processing

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When you need the highest-caliber finished steel components rely on our double end finishing machines, 2-axis big-bore lathes, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes and 4-axis center-drive lathes.

Whether you’re a service center or a job shop, our distinctive equipment will help you produce your parts with greater efficiency and more accurate results, including: 

  • End finishing on tubing and bar stock
  • Cutoff and chamfer axles
  • Cylinder bodies
  • Cylinder tubes
  • Cylinder liners
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Fittings
  • Shafts

OCTG Products

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Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) require the most exacting, can’t-fail components. These can be produced with precision by our rotating head cutoff machines, 2-axis and 4-axis big-bore lathes, 4-axis sub-spindle lathes, 4-axis center-drive lathes and slant bed lathes.

Our machines can seamlessly move from pipe production directly to pipe finishing. Starting with cutting, coupling and tooling blanks to threading Range 3 casing, we produce engineered solutions for a wide variety of OCTG products. Bringing our mill-duty mindset into the finishing sector, you can expect machine longevity in any heavy-duty machining environment. We offer pipe threading and coupling finishing with automation capabilities to reduce your production costs. Plus, our full line up of CNC lathes and cutoff equipment with integrated material handling solutions produce efficient, fully automated systems.

Our machines produce:

  • Large fittings
  • Line pipe
  • Oilfield components
  • Oilfield casing
  • Oilfield drill bits
  • Pipe couplings
  • Wellhead components

For more than a century, Bardons & Oliver has created custom engineered solutions.

Our systems approach to solving customer challenges guarantees peace of mind.