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Using a flange facer for turning a journal

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 23, 2017 9:13:40 AM


The video here shows a test cut using the Mirage MM610i with a journal turning attachment kit.

Although the primary purpose of the MM610i is to carry out flange facing tasks, there more that this versatile machine can do. By replacing the facing arm with a purpose built additional option, you can use the MM610i to machine ‘journals’. This job is often needed in the power generation industries.as part of a motor or turbine refurbishment.

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Topics: On-site machining, flange facing, journal turning

Power options for portable machine tools: which is best for you?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 18, 2017 3:35:00 PM


Portable machine tools such as flange facing machines are used in a variety of different industrial environments and are therefore available in various power options. There’s no single solution ideally suited to all industrial environments, but there will be a best option suited to the environment you intend to work in.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of the three options available: hydraulic, pneumatic and electric.

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Topics: On-site machining, flange facing

Adapting a flange facer to reach a smaller diameter

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 12, 2017 8:46:00 AM


The MM305i is an internal mounted machine which has the capacity to reface flange surface diameters from 12" down to 2". This is fine for a wide range of applications, but forreaching diameters less than 2", normally you would need and OD mount machine, such as the MM200e and the MM300e. If you don't have one of these, but you have an internally mounted one, there can be other ways to extend the machine's capabilities. Watch the video above to see a test cut of the adapted MM305i internally mounted  flange facing machine. 

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Topics: flange facing

In-situ machining photo roundup - July to September 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 27, 2017 3:27:07 PM


These featured photos include the 5 most popular in-situ machining images posted on our social media channels from July through to September. Machine types include; orbital milling, hot tapping, manipulator diamond wire saw, flange facing and a band saw.

Take look and share this page with any of your co-workers who may be interested. As always, you are also welcome to find out more by downloading our case study packs.

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Topics: hot tapping, diamond wire saw, flange facing, portable machine tools

Video: MM300e OD mount flange facer set-up and operation

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 14, 2017 2:26:00 PM


Earlier this month we published a step-by-step article explaining how to set up the Mirage MM300e OD mount flange facing machine. Now we've taken the next step and created a video version which also covers how to operate the machine.


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Topics: flange facing



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