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Types of construction vehicle and opportunities for in-situ machining

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM


If you’re an on-site machinist looking to get work in the construction and mining industries, you’ll need to understand the basic types of plant used in this lucrative sector. From bulldozers backhoe loaders, getting familiar with each vehicle type will help to avoid potential embarrassment when talking to potential customers. More importantly it will open your eyes to new opportunities for in situ machining.

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Topics: construction & mining, line boring, portable machining

Line Boring Machine FAQs

Posted by Alan Hillier on May 15, 2018 11:31:00 AM


Line boring machine manufacturers usually explain the features of their products pretty clearly on their websites. But many fall short of the mark when it comes to offering guidance on how to choose the right machine for their specific needs.

To help those of you looking for a portable line boring machine, we asked our technical sales team to tell us the most frequently asked questions received from on-site machinists who are contemplating machine hire or purchase.

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Topics: line boring

6 major considerations before buying a line boring machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 19, 2018 12:17:00 PM

Regardless of the industry sector, if a company’s equipment has moving parts, there’s a good chance there’s bores that must be in line for the equipment to operate properly. Even when industrial equipment is maintained properly, bores will eventually wear out from years of operation. Maintenance of this type is carried out by in-situ machining service companies, or by in-house engineers in larger companies.

So how should an on-site service company decide upon the equipment needed to fix their customer’s problems? - In this article we look at the important decisions needed before you commit to the purchase of your next line boring machine.

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Topics: line boring

Insight for line boring machinists: How a steam turbine works

Posted by Alan Hillier on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM


If you have used of any of the larger line boring machines we manufacture, there's a strong possibility that refurbishing steam turbines at power plants is something you've been involved in.

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Topics: line boring, power plant maintenance

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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Topics: line boring


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