Welcome to the Mirage Machines Portable Performance Blog

How to choose a portable machine tool manufacturer

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 4, 2017 9:23:22 AM


If you’re looking for in-situ machining equipment, there’s no shortage of portable machine tool manufacturers out there, each one eager to supply their shiny new products to you on either a rental or purchase basis.

So how will you decide?

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Topics: decommissioning equipment, flange facing

In-situ machining photo roundup - March 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 28, 2017 3:27:36 PM


Our featured photos this month include, flange facing, inspection, a diamond wire saw and hot tapping. Take look and share this page with any of your colleagues who may be interested. As always, you are also welcome to find out more about machine applications by downloading our case study packs.

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Topics: hot tapping, decommissioning equipment, flange facing

The essentials of flange facing machine maintenance

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 20, 2017 4:23:38 PM

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If looked after correctly, your Mirage flange facing machine will provide years of trouble free use, with accurate and consistent results produced every time. Although Mirage flange facers are considered by many as the most robust flange facers available, as with any machine incorporating moving parts, some simple and essential maintenance is needed to keep things running smoothly.

So what are the typical maintenance tasks you should to carry out?

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Topics: flange facing

OD Mount Flange Facer. A visual guide to the key components

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 14, 2017 9:01:26 AM


If you're interested in finding out how flange facers are constructed and learning what each component does, we've designed an infographic to help you understand the basics. This example explains the workings the Mirage MM300e which is an external mount flange facer.

For a quick snapshot you can view the image below, but for a clearer and closer look we recommend you click here to download the illustration in Pdf format.

For full technical specifications of our full range of flanger facer machines we recommend you download our Buyers Guide.

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Topics: flange facing

How to machine an ASME B16.5 flange finish

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 18, 2017 11:00:47 AM


Finding information on the correct ASME specifications for flange surface finishes is easy enough, but how do you actually machine the correct flange surface finish you need?

The principle of surface finishes for flanges facing is easy enough to understand and is simply determined by the depth of cut, the feed rate and the nose profile of the cutting tool.

Let’s assume you want to create a stock finish on a raised face flange that’s positioned in a vertical orientation.

To do this you will need a flange facing machine, which are available as internal and external mount versions and in a number of different sizes. In most situations a pneumatically powered machine will be the most appropriate option, but hydraulically powered versions are available too.

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Topics: flange facing



Flange Facing Buyers Guide - Mirage Machines