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In Focus: HT Portable Drilling Machines

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 15, 2018 1:02:00 PM



In this 'In-focus' article we take a look at the HT range of portable drilling machines.

If you mention portable drills to someone on the street, they’ll most likely think of the electric hand held type used for DIY, or the pneumatic kind used in workshops and factories. But these shouldn’t be confused with the Mirage HT range of portable drills.

Products in the Mirage HT range are designed for the toughest of on-site metal drilling jobs in industries such as the oil & gas and power generation sectors.

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Topics: drilling

Types of gasket for oil, gas, petrochemicals and power generation

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 10, 2018 12:37:00 PM




A flange leak results in loss of product and energy, sometimes with disastrous consequences. No plant operator wants leaking of toxic or hazardous material that can harm human and environment. The gasket helps to achieve a reliable seal to prevent the leak from the flange joints.

Pipe gaskets are manufactured in many different materials. Choosing the right material is vital to suit the application and the environment in which the gasket will be used. 

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Topics: flange facing, ring type joint, flanges

Video Round-up: July to September 2018

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 28, 2018 10:25:00 AM


They say a picture paints a thousand words, but videos take this to the next level.

In the engineering world there's no substitute for a product video to show how things work and how they fit together. In the 3 month period from July to September 2018, the video viewing stats of Mirage products reached an all time high, with total views exceeding 24,000 views for the 3 month period. 

So whether you're an engineering rookie or seasoned field machinist, we recommend you take a look at our top 6 videos for Q3 2018. 

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Topics: portable machine tools

In focus: The MM2000i Flange Facing Machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 19, 2018 9:01:00 AM



In our 'In-focus' blogs, we take a look at one of our portable machine tools. This time we're examining the MM2000i internal mount flange facing machine.

This is an internally mounted flange facing machine used for many types of flange facing, flange seal grooves, weld preparation and counter bore.

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Topics: flange facing

What are portable milling machines used for?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 14, 2018 1:10:00 PM


Portable milling machines can be used for a wide range of applications in the oil & gas, power generation and many other sectors. Fixing methods include a gantry frame, which converts a 2-axis milling rail into a 3-axis machine, chain clamps, switch magnets and bolt holes. Take a look at the applications listed below and discover the type of projects where Mirage milling machines have been used.

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Topics: On-site machining, portable machine tools, portable milling



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