Welcome to the Mirage Machines Portable Performance Blog

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 milling, portable machining

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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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.

Take look and share this page with any of your co-workers who may be interested. If you like what you see sign up to receive updates via email. 

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

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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How portable milling machines work

Posted by Alan Hillier on Sep 14, 2017 1:49:37 PM


Portable milling machines are used widely in the oil & gas and power generation industries. Some typical projects to date that have used Mirage milling machines include pipe seam weld removal, stay vane machining at a hydro plant, and heat exchanger refurbishment.

To help you understand how they are constructed and how they work we've designed a simple infographic to help you understand the basics. The illustration shows the MR2000-A Milling Machine, which is one of several 2 axis portable milling machines available in the Mirage range. 

For a quick snapshot you can view the image below, or for a closer look we recommend you click here to download the illustration in Pdf format.

For full technical specifications of our full range of milling machines we recommend you download our Linear Milling Buyers Guide.

Download the Linear and Gantry Milling Machine Buyer's Guide

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Topics: portable milling


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