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: On-site machining, portable machine tools, 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: flange facing, hot tapping, portable machine tools, portable milling

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

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 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, gantry milling machine

Portable milling machines: Installation methods

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 12, 2017 9:34:07 AM

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Portable milling machines are used for many different types of on-site machining projects throughout the oil & gas, power generation and petrochemicals industries.

For the on-site machinist, knowing in advance how the product will be mounted onto the job will not only help things run smoothly, but also deliver accurate results, and ultimately, save the customer both time and money.

So, what are the different ways that 2-axis and 3-axis portable milling machines can be set up?

Our examples below will give you an overview of the commonest methods.

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Topics: milling, gantry milling machine, portable milling



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