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Portable machine tool photo round-up: Q2 2018

These featured photos are highlights from those posted on our social media channels from April through to the end of June 2018. Included are heat exchanger machining, building of a clamshell cutters, a supersized hot tapping cutter and machines on

Pneumatic motor maintenance tips every on-site machinist needs to know


Flange facing machines and many other portable machine tools in the Mirage range can be specified with a pneumatic drive option. Where a compressed air-line is available, these motors provide a simple, cleaner and safer solution than their hydraulic

How to machine tapered journals in-situ


Ball mills and rotary kilns used in the mining industry consist of a hollow cylindrical shell rotating about its axis, with a large trunnion at each end for supporting the shell and its contents.

Considering the stresses involved, it comes as no

Portable machine tool picture round-up Q1 2018

These featured photos include the most popular in-situ machining photographs and illustrations posted on our social media channels from January through to the end of March 2018. Shown here are hot tapping, the building of flange facers and diamond

Understanding Cutting Tool Geometry


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No matter how robust and powerful your on-site machining equipment is, if the tool bit isn’t appropriate your results will suffer. Not

Lens ring flange joints and how they are machined


The Lens ring type of flange joint is used to create a seal in high temperature and high pressure piping systems. This joint differs from the standard raised face flange joint (which has a ‘flat’ sealing face), by having a sealing face angled at 20°

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