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Introducing the MLB Line Boring Machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 18, 2017 3:39:59 PM


In 1993 Mirage reinvented the flange facing machine. We analyzed what was already out there, improved on what we found and then came up with a range of market leading machines that helped us grow to where we are today.

Now we've done the same again, but this time by developing a line boring machine that we think will be more robust and reliable than those currently available. In this 'In Focus' article we bring you an overview video, we explain the features and benefits of the new machine and touch on the options available.

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Portable Line Boring Machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 27, 2017 4:21:43 PM


If you are interested in finding out how line boring machines work and how they are constructed, we've designed an infographic to help you understand the basics. This example explains shows the Mirage LB100 which can be used to bore diameters from 6" up to 36".

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Topics: portable line boring machine, line boring

How to set up a line boring machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 15, 2017 11:46:14 AM


The set-up procedure for a line borer will vary, depending upon type of job, the size of the work piece and the machine’s manufacturer, but the fundamentals are pretty much the same. To give you an idea, we’ve summarised the set-up procedure of a Mirage Line Boring Machine assuming it’s to be used on a typical project such as a cantilever crane boom. 


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7 construction and mining plant problems solved by in-situ machining products

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 21, 2017 11:45:19 AM


In previous articles we’ve covered many industry sectors, including power generation, petrochemicals, wind power, oil and gas. This time we focus on construction and mining and explain how on-site machines can be used to fix problems with heavy plant equipment.

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Topics: construction, Mining, line boring

Large capacity line boring

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 15, 2016 9:43:40 AM


Some of the commonest applications for a portable line boring machine include the machining items such as hinge pins, gearboxes and drive shaft housings. However many machines have the capacity for boring much larger items of up to 80” diameter. This makes them suitable for use in industries such as shipbuilding (for stern tubes), steelworks (for the rolling mill drive gearbox) and power stations (on feed pumps).

The video example above shows the Mirage LB150 line boring machine fitted with a large boring arm for machining diameters from 48” to 80”. 

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