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Setting up an external mount flange facer

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 1, 2017 10:07:06 AM


In some situations, such as when access to the internal bore is restricted, an external mount (OD) flange facer provides advantages over the internal mount type. Here’s a quick overview explaining the process if using the MM300e flange facing machine for the first time.

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Topics: flange facing, od mount

Buying a cheap flange facer machine: what are the risks?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 19, 2017 11:41:02 AM


The old expression “you get what you pay for” is one that rings true for many products, and with flange facer machines this is no exception.

Your company’s procurement manager may be in favour of shopping around for the best price, (which is understandable), but do they have the knowledge to select the products that offer the best value over the longer term?

Before you opt for the cheapest machine, we recommend you read through these essential considerations. It could save you from the embarrassment and expense of failed machining projects.

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Topics: flange facing

In-situ machining photo roundup - April to June 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2017 11:01:45 AM


This time, our featured photos include the most popular images posted on our social media channels from April through to June. Topics include subsea milling, creating an ASME flange suraface finish, hot tapping and pipe beveling.

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

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Topics: hot tapping, milling, flange facing, portable machine tools

Flange Facing Machine FAQs

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 6, 2017 3:35:40 PM


Manufacturers of all types of industrial products go to great lengths when promoting the features and benefits of their products on their websites. But many fall short of offering any real guidance on how to choose the right machine for each individual customer’s needs. So, to help out, we’re pleased to offer guidance to people wanting to know more about flange facing products, by providing answers to some of the commonest questions our technical sales team encounter.

We've divided the article into sections of 'Beginner Basics', 'Applications', 'Choosing a Flange Facing Machine' and 'Operating a Flange Facing Machine.'

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Topics: flange facing

Flange facing machine accessories to extend your capabilities

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 5, 2017 2:00:39 PM


On-site machining challenges are often unique, which makes for an interesting life for the Project Engineer. The downside is that standard flange facing machine equipment quite often isn’t sufficient to get the job done correctly.

But before you either turn down your next flange facing job, or invest in a new product, it’s worth checking to see if any accessories can be used to convert your existing machines to suit a different purpose. In this article, we give an overview of the various accessories available to extend the capabilities of Mirage flange facing machines.

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Topics: flanges, portable machining, flange facing



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