Cylinder Block Machining
Diesel and Petrol cylinder blocks from a small single cylinder two stroke to the largest diesel engines used in the Automotive, Earthmoving, Industrial, Marine, Power Generation and Trucking industries can be accomodated.
At HM GEM we utilise the latest available engine remanufacturing machines and practices, one example of this is the Rottler CNC F90 series cylinder block machining centre. This machine has the capacity to machine the largest off higway high horsepower diesel cylinder blocks, including Caterpillar's V16 3516, Cummins K50 and QSK78, Deutz MWM 620, Detroit MTU series 4000 and Waukesha`s 7042 engine, to name a few.
The Rottler F90 series CNC machining centre is only one of the machines we have that will ensure precision bore and surface finishes are acheived every time. Please refer to our workshop locations section to better familarise yourself with our national machining capacabilities.
Cylinder Block Cleaning
All cylinder blocks have welsh and gallery plugs removed prior to the chemical cleaning process taking place.
Cummins K50 V16 cylinder block being caustic cleaned.
Cylinder Block Inspection
All relevant areas are crack tested and measured, including main tunnel and main tunnel centre line heights, deck and counter bore recess areas are also checked to Original Equipment Manufacturers (O.E.M) tolerances. Opening and closing written reports can be supplied if required.
Cummins N14 Celect Counter Bore recess inspection.
Cylinder Block Top Deck Machining
Cylinder blocks as large as the, Caterpillar 35 series V16 and a Cummins QSK78 can be accomodated. All Cylinder block machining is carried out on the latest available engine remanufacturing equipment. Cylinder Block milling, counter bore recess machining, stainless steel water passage inserting, liner seat inserting, lower liner seal inserting and cam follower bore inserting can all be carried out as required.
Caterpillar D399 Block milling
Cummins K50 Counter Bore Recess machining
Caterpillar 3512 Water Passage Insert machining
Caterpillar V12 3412 water passage and liner seat Inserts fitted and milled.
Cylinder Block Tunnel Boring
Cylinder block main tunnel machining can also be carried out where they do not meet reuseability guidelines. Main bearing cap relocating, milling, spot facing, doweling, parting line milling and thrust face machining to original manufactures tolerances are all available where required.
Caterpillar 3508 Tunnel Bore
Caterpillar 3516 Tunnel Bore
Cylinder Block Preparation
On completion of machining all cylinder blocks are subjected to a final quality inspection. Machined components are rinsed to remove any excess machining residue. Cam bush, gallery plug and welsh plug fitting can be carried out at the customers request. Finally all machined surfaces are prepared and preserved for final shipping.
Caterpillar 3508 with stainless steel water passage inserts and liner seat inserts fitted.
Caterpillar 3508 machined cylinder block.
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