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What are portable milling machines used for?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 14, 2018 1:10:00 PM

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Portable milling machines can be used for a wide range of applications in the oil & gas, power generation and many other sectors. Fixing methods include a gantry frame, which converts a 2-axis milling rail into a 3-axis machine, chain clamps, switch magnets and bolt holes. Take a look at the applications listed below and discover the type of projects where Mirage milling machines have been used.

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Topics: On-site machining, portable machine tools, portable milling

Portable Bandsaw Blade Essentials

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 5, 2018 5:09:00 PM

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What type of blade should be used with a portable band saw? 

When cutting metals with a Mirage portable band saw, an M42 Cobalt bi-metal blade is the way to go. 
Blades if this type incorporate a high speed edge material that’s welded to a fatigue resistant spring backing. These tough blades are capable of cutting carbon steel, tool steel, structural steel, stainless steel, pipes, tubes and mixed metals. Blades supplied as standard with Mirage bandsaws are made from triple tempered M42 cobalt high speed steel with hardened teeth. 

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Topics: On-site machining, portable machine tools, portable band saw

Portable band saw blade speeds for cutting metal pipelines

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 20, 2018 12:30:00 PM

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Portable band saws are designed to be robust and simple to use. If you use them correctly you’ll experience hours of trouble-free cutting with plenty of use from each band saw blade.

With Mirage Portable Band Saws, you get an M42 carbide tipped blade provided as standard. These rugged bi-metal blades feature M42 high speed steel edges - making them ideal to use when cutting difficult to machine solids and heavy walled structures. So if you intend to cut heavy walled pipe and other oil & gas structures these are the blades to use.

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Topics: On-site machining, portable machine tools, decommissioning equipment, portable band saw

World-Class: What does it mean for portable machine tools?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 9, 2018 9:16:00 AM

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The words ‘world-class’ are so over-used in the business world that they’re now treated with a high degree of scepticism. Many use this phrase without any real thought, hoping it will leave the reader with a warm and fuzzy feeling of reassurance.
For other companies, there’s real substance behind it, backed by a genuine ability to compete with the best in the world
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At Mirage we make no apologies for describing our portable machine tools as ‘world-class’. We’re proud that our products are regarded as some of the world’s best - and it’s not happened by accident.

So what does it take to be a truly world class business? 

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Topics: On-site machining, portable machine tools

How has the energy sector changed in the last 25 years?

Posted by Alan Hillier on Aug 2, 2018 9:01:00 PM

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As part of our ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations, this week we’re breaking away from the usual portable machine tool insight and take a look at what has changed since Mirage Machines was founded back in 1993.

Despite a few bumps along the road, the energy industries have seen dramatic growth in output - Which is just as well when you look at the growth in the world's population.

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Topics: On-site machining, power plant maintenance, Oil and Gas Industry

   

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