PBL Expands Truck Kit Offerings

Precision Bolting Ltd. first introduced our customized bolting solution "Kit" for Large Mining Trucks in 2007. Originally required to address severe mechanical issues on the front suspension mounting for the CAT 797, the ever increasing industry demand for improved safety, reliability and downtime efficiencies has kept PBL at the forefront of Superbolt kit development for LMTs. What is a kit? A "kit" is simply the bringing together all the required components for a particular application or machine, under a single part number for easy inventory control, transportation and ordering. Kits often include a combination of standard or custom Superbolts, studs…

The Making of a Custom Stud

Precision Bolting Ltd. is not only the best choice for your bolting solutions, but can also meet  manufacturing needs for the associated components. Normally, any stud above a 4.0” diameter is not available “off the shelf”, so where do you go? With an in house machine shop available, custom studs or bolts, whether they be large or small, can be manufactured for any project! Our manufacturing capabilities allow for cost effective supply, even for time sensitive turn-arounds. (more…)

Our Response to Tim McKay’s Climate Change Letter

Precision Bolting would like to answer Tim McKay's call to share facts about climate change and GHG emissions.  Please take a moment to review Tim's call for Canada to be a leader when it comes to managing the impacts of climate change and reducing GHG emissions. CNRL letter to RMOW Further, we agree whole heartedly that: Canada can and should be a leader when it comes to managing the impacts of climate change and reducing GHG emissions. Canada should have a major role in providing responsibly produced, low GHG intensity oil and natural gas to growing economies, lifting millions of…

Check Your Nuts : The Importance of Refurbishing

In honour of the month of November, and awareness of men's health issues and prostate/testicular cancers, we are excited to bring you a blog dedicated to discussion about the health of your nuts (of all kinds). Like most pieces of quality equipment, Superbolt® Multi-Jackbolt Tensioners (MJT’s) are an investment. That investment may have been made for safety, machine integrity, assembly efficiencies or other needs, but to get the best return on your investment, your MJT’s need to be properly maintained! Refurbishing Superbolts® between service periods is much more than just making them look shiny and new. It is critically important…

Simple Bolting Solutions

Can the solution really be THAT simple? When it comes to the world of bolting, I’m often amazed how many steps we are willing to take and how hard we have to work when we can’t see the simple solution! The purpose of a bolted connection is to join two or more parts together. The intension of the joint can either be permanent or temporary. The factors that then influence the integrity of said joint are often too numerous to list. Fastener size vs. grade. Bolt Preload vs. Working Load. Tightening methods, materials, tooling availability, space restrictions, safety, and the…

PBL Project : Johnson Street Bridge

The new Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria, B.C. officially opened to traffic on March 31, 2018. The new bridge is the largest single-leaf bascule bridge in Canada – and one of the largest in the world! It maintains half of it's bridge deck for pedestrians and cyclists, while still allowing for three lanes of vehicle traffic. The bridge serves as the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the City of Victoria to date. Precision Bolting provided custom designed Superbolt Torquenuts (MT-03274) to pretension the high strength rods in the truss field splices that join the truss structure to the ring assembly.…

The history of the bolt

At first glance, a bolt may seem like a very simple item that holds things together. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll realise there’s more behind seemingly insignificant bolt and screws than first meets the eye. Without them, all our gadgets and machines would fall to pieces. (more…)