Based in Portland Oregon, Western Machine Works has been providing repair, manufacturing and engineering services to the Western United States and Canada since 1985.
Western Machine Works was founded in 1985 and purchased by Don Leighton in 2001. Don has been involved in the paper industry for over forty years and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.
His background includes eighteen years of experience in the engineering, maintenance and production departments of a West Coast Tissue and Food Board paper mill. In addition, Don managed a roll repair and covering organization for fourteen years before purchasing Western Machine Works.
We’ve been working with the Pulp and Paper industry for over 25 years. We understand paper mills face extreme challenges in today’s marketplace. We believe it is our responsibility to supply our customers with unsurpassed reliability for every piece of equipment serviced, and help develop a cost effective maintenance schedule that fits their budget.
The increase in green energy production has created a demand for quality repair and manufacturing of equipment to support it. Western Machine Works has the skilled technicians, custom tooling and engineering expertise to handle all aspects of main shaft turbine refurbishment.
We have the experience, shop size and capacity to handle virtually any machine or engineering challenge you have. We’re committed to producing the highest quality workmanship and engineering solutions to be sure we stay number one with our customers.
Western Machine Works has six degreed engineers on staff to assist you in designing new equipment or upgrading your existing equipment. This means you get dedicated, experienced professional engineers working on your project directly.
To talk with our team about your project, or to learn more about how Western Machine Works can help, give us a call at (503) 286-7791 or send us an email here.
Paper Machine Rolls
- Equipment serviced from all OEM’s
- Suction Rolls
- Controlled Crown Rolls
- Reel Spools
- Felt/Wire Rolls
- Comprehensive Inspection Program
- Head/Shell Fit Repairs
- Bearing Fits
- Replacement Shells and Components
Grinding and Balancing
- Calender Rolls
- Suction Rolls
- Press Rolls
- Breaker Stack Rolls
- Size Press Rolls
- Coater Rolls
- Wire Rolls
- Felt Rolls
- Shaft and Gearbox Disassembly
- Non Destructive Testing of Shafts
- New Shaft Manufacturing
- Main Bearing Cleaning,
- Inspection and Failure Analysis
- Yaw Bearing Cleaning and
- Custom Lifting and
- Transportation Fixtures
- Bearing House Restoration
Industrial Machine Shop
- New Manufacture
- Engineering and Design
- Repair and Upgrades
- 3D Solid Modeling Auto CAD
- Transportation Services
- 34,000 sq. ft. facility
- 44,000 Pound lifting capacity
- Nine Engine Lathes
- Four Vertical Boring Mills
- Six Horizontal Milling Machines
- Schenck Trebel Balancer
- Twin Wire Arc Metallizing
Horizontal Turning Capacity
Maximum capacity 78″ swing x 478″ long (66 1/2″ Swing over crosslide).
Vertical Turning Capacity
Maximum capacity 120″ diameter x 96″ high.
42″ Diameter x 312″ face – Computer controlled, with Pro-Mic graphic presentation and with an 8″ Gem superfinisher.
Model H60 Schenck Trebel balance machine, with CAB690H Computer and printout monitor and optical center whip indicator. 200 -70,000 Pounds and up to 96″ diameter x 400″ long.
Full fleet of trucks including pickups, flatbed and a semi tractor with a 40 foot trailer.
34,000 sq. ft. Engineering Design, stress and fatigue analysis, CAD system.