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The line boring machine. Applications, capabilities and features

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 30, 2016 2:30:00 PM


What are line boring machines and how are they used? Read on to find out more and watch the video to see them in action.

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Topics: On-site machining, portable line boring machine, portable machining, line boring

Dry dock repairs: 3 ways a line boring machine can help

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jan 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM


With a tight turnaround, large repairs and clients losing revenue every day the vessel is dry docked, the repair process isn’t always easy for maintenance teams.

The reliance upon the team, as well as their machinery is huge, meaning any issues or downtime for their tooling could delay proceedings - resulting in lost revenue for all parties.

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Topics: line boring

Providing precision boring for the power generation sector

Posted by Simon Pownall on Jan 7, 2015 1:00:00 PM


Mirage Machines was approached to supply a portable, high accuracy boring machine for a power generation steam turbine project.

The client required a precision boring machine to complete accurate and repeated bores to a tight tolerance of ±0.005mm on diameter, parallel and perpendicular to a datum face. It was essential that any machine operated off precision jig plates for the repeatability.

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Topics: line boring

5 reasons to invest in a portable line boring machine

Posted by Simon Pownall on Nov 24, 2014 12:00:00 PM


Photo: LB100 line boring machine

Mirage understands that on-site working conditions can be challenging, which is why our range of portable line boring machines has been designed with ease of use in mind.

Offering the most reliable, durable, efficient and precise portable machines on the market, here's five reasons to invest in a portable line boring machine for your operation.

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Topics: portable line boring machine, line boring

In focus: VB200 & VB650 valve boring machines

Posted by Simon Pownall on Oct 22, 2014 4:09:14 PM


In this regular feature for the Mirage blog we'll be taking an in-depth look at a specific portable machine tool.This week we take a deeper look at the VB200 and VB650 also known as valve boring machines.

The VB200 and VB650 bespoke valve boring machines have been designed specifically for MSIV valves as well as:

  • Globe valves
  • Turbine throttles
  • Control valves
  • Safety valves
  • Stop check valves
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Topics: valves, line boring



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