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Removing damaged studs and threads with just one machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Mar 6, 2019 10:55:00 AM


Regular readers of the Portable Performance Blog will know about the tools available to remove studs as part of a decommissioning project. But what can be done if the stud needs to be replaced and the thread needs refurbished?

This happens regularly in the power generation sector on critical items such as turbine casings, flange coupling studs, nuclear reactor studs & bonnets, recirculation pumps and heat exchangers.

Mirage is pleased to introduce the addition of the new fully portable geniSYS IV CNC 3-axis milling machine to the product line-up – a great new machine tool that’s purpose designed to solve these difficult machining challenges.

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Topics: portable milling

What are portable milling machines used for?

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


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: portable machining, portable milling

In Focus: MRY 3-axis Milling Machines

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 13, 2018 1:47:00 PM


How much do you really know about portable 3-axis milling machines? The name describes what they do, but not how they work, or the type of projects they're used on. 

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Topics: portable milling

Portable machine tool photo round-up: Q2 2018

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 4, 2018 2:07:57 PM

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 test.

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Topics: portable machining, Flange Facing, portable milling, Hot Tapping and Line Stopping

Case study: Machining i-beam end faces with a milling rail and gantry

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2018 1:11:00 PM

 Using a gantry with a milling rail creates working envelope to suit the specific project. it also enables a 2 axis milling rail to be used across 3 axes. This is illustrated in this case study from the construction sector.

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Topics: portable milling


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