Onsite machining, also known as Insitu machining, is performing machining operations on any location with the help of portable machine-tools.
In case of conventional method of machining, the component is taken to the machine shop and set on the machine. In case of on-site machining, the portable machine is taken to the job and set and clamped on to the component to be machined. Thus machining can be done on any (in most large machine parts) component in any location without the need of completely dismantling the equipment and also avoiding its transport.
Why Onsite Machining?
The fabricated components of the large equipment’s which are difficult and at times impossible to be put onto a conventional machine require In-Situ machining, during their manufacturing, erection and maintenance.
Onsite Machining helps in undertaking critical and high precision machining jobs with ease. It is also the best way to save time and cost without compromising on quality levels. It eliminates the need of dismantling, transporting and can be done on any site, this helps save on cost and time too.
In fact as in most cases in does not require the entire job to be dismantled; it gives better geometrical accuracy than most conventional ways of machining. As the term On-site says it, we can machine the critical points in assembled condition on the final site location. This helps compensate for any inaccuracies and variations caused in fabrication, transport or assembly. It is also the best possible way of reconditioning worn out parts in case of maintenance and breakdowns or modernising equipment.
Pelican has been in the field of On-site Machining for more than 30 years, and that makes us the first company in India to introduce the concept of Onsite machining.
We sell portable machine-tools as well as provide services of On-site Machining, using our very own machines. The machines are SPM’s and can be customised as per the client’s needs. We primarily started off with On-site machining of various items of Stacker Reclaimers and Bucket Wheel Excavators and have ventured into Onsite machining of various other items too, over the period. Today we are involved in industries such as Marine, Mining, Steel, Cement, Heavy Engineering, Power, Port and Yard, Material Handling, Oil and Gas, etc.
We have been fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in the field, like Orenstein & Koppel, Thyssen-Krupp, Buckau-Wolf, TATA-MAN-GHH, TRF, Tenova-Takraf, McNally Bharat, Siemens-WAI, Mukand Ltd., etc. A detailed and extensive list of clients can be seen in the “Our Clients” section mentioned separately.
There are namely 2 companies under the Pelican brand name, Pelican Engineers and Pelican Projects. Both the companies are in existence and are sister concerns. In both companies, every step like, Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Testing, Commissioning and Sales are under care and direct guidance of the promoters along with a team of qualified engineers.
Conventional knowledge with more than 30 years of experience and use of latest Computer Software’s helps us design the best possible Onsite machines & solutions. The added fact of being based out of Mumbai, we have access to the latest and most technologically advanced equipment’s and facilities available easily. Being based out of Mumbai also gives us the best national and international connectivity to mobilize our machines in case of urgency in the shortest possible time period.
The machines built by Pelican are special purpose machines, specifically used for On-site applications. We ensure the machines are portable and easy to use, while delivering the best performance and accuracies required.
We as group of engineers absolutely understand the need for geometrical and dimensional accuracies and utmost care is given to this attribute. This has been proving to be a big boon to OEM’s and end users alike, be it new equipment manufacturing or maintenance of running equipment’s. Read more on this in the “Applications” section mentioned separately.