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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

In-situ machining photo roundup - April to June 2017

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2017 11:01:45 AM

This time, our featured photos include the most popular images posted on our social media channels from April through to June. Topics include subsea milling, creating an ASME flange suraface finish, hot tapping and pipe beveling.

Take look and share this page with any co-workers who may be interested. As always, you're also welcome to find out more about machine applications by downloading our case study packs.

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

Portable milling machines: Installation methods

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

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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How to align a portable gantry milling machine

Posted by Alan Hillier on Feb 8, 2017 1:34:36 PM

A few weeks back, we published an overview of portable gantry milling machines that explained the main machine components and the different types of milling rail available.

This time we go a stage further and explain the fundamentals of setting your machine up with laser alignment.

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Topics: portable milling

Portable gantry milling machines. An overview

Posted by Alan Hillier on Dec 19, 2016 3:05:10 PM


Portable milling machines are available in a wide range of sizes to suit in-situ machining projects with the stroke capacity of up to 3m length. But what can you do if you need to open up the working envelope to a much larger size?

This is where the gantry milling provides the solution. Mounting a 2 axis milling rail onto a gantry system increases the working area and at the same time converts it to a 3 axis configuration.

But what are the options and different types of portable gantry mills available? In this article we provide an insight by taking a look at the Mirage gantry mill range.

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Topics: portable milling


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