morgan engineering

On-site Machining

Ensuring the safe and cost-effective operation of mine sites often requires urgent on-site machining to return the plant to service as quickly as possible. 

With a wide range of onsite machining equipment and specialist machinists on-call, Morgan Engineering has the capacity to deliver quality on-site machining with a rapid turnaround time.

Due to its very nature, field machining often requires innovation and adaption to achieve results.  Our depth of experience in site machining ensures modifications are made safely and efficiently.

Onsite machining is a service Morgan Engineering carry out when the plant is off-line. Our extensive range of portable machines can be bolted or clamped directly onto the job using standard or custom-built mounting fixtures.

Extensive on-site machining capabilities

Morgan Engineering has the capacity to carry out all facets of onsite machining.

All equipment is subject to availability at the time of the request.

XYZ milling

From two axis milling (in the XY plane) to three axis types (milling in the XYZ plane) are ideal for machining plane flat surfaces up to 3m x 2m and rectangular pockets accurately.

Larger milling machines can also be used for drilling and boring in addition to milling and are excellent for modifications or alterations to gear boxes, pumps, turbines, etc.

Typical applications include:

  • levelling pump and/or generator base pads
  • excavator track frame mounting surfaces
  • dock side ship to shore cranes
  • flat bearing surfaces
  • pockets and penetrations in structures
  • machining flat square flanges, manways and shaped inspection and hatch covers
  • machining internal and external shaft keyways.

Circular milling

For machining large flanges 73.5 to 199 inches (1866.9 to 5054.6 mm) in diameter and featuring a centre machine clearance designed to fit over 24-inch (609.6 mm) diameter kingpins, this circular mill can be configured for powerful milling, single-point machining and grinding operations.

Extraordinary rigidity, versatility, and power are at your fingertips – this machine can handle your toughest large flange machining jobs quickly and efficiently.

Typical applications include:

  • heavy construction and mining
  • crane pedestals
  • flat bearing surfaces
  • wind power fabrication

Drilling and tapping

Drilling and tapping equipment provide the capacity for 2” threads to be tapped.

Typical applications include:

  • stud drilling
  • threaded inserts for damaged holes
  • core sampling
  • holes for tapping threads
  • trepanning
  • clearance holes
  • reaming for dowels
  • pockets for probes and thermocouples
  • removal of snapped or seized studs

Journal turning

Journal turning is machining the outside diameter of a shaft to bring it within the desired specification for concentricity, surface finish and circularity tolerance.

Journal turning equipment bolts on the end of a shaft to re-turn shafts, and roll journals from 1.5 inches to 24 inches (38 to 610 mm).

Typical turning applications include:

  • journal turning on worn or damaged shafts for bearing surfaces, both inboard and outboard
  • modify shafts to accept new or changed bearing configurations
  • machine shaft seal areas and faces
  • re-facing alternator slip rings
  • machine drive shaft and coupling arrangements

Keyway milling

Keyway milling is the cutting of a keyways, slots, pockets, or flats on shaft diameters of 1.5 to 24 inches (38 to 610 mm). They can be operated in any position, thanks to their sealed gear box lubrication.

Pipe cutting and weld prepping

From 4 inches to 66 inches (100 to 1675mm) diameter, pipe cutting and prepping equipment is available. This enables small diameter pipes right up to large diameter vessels to be cut and prepped in-situ.

Flange facing

Flange facing can be used on a multitude of applications. Traditionally it is used to re-machine flanges or heat exchanger faces in-situ when they have become warped, worn, or damaged. The newly machined surface then allows for an improved seal, preventing leaks.

Flange facers can also be used for machining manways, pump bases, crane pedestals, in fact any flat surface that is contained within the swing of the machine.

Equipment is available to machine faces from 0 to 3 metres diameter.

Custom machine build

Morgan Engineering can provide specialised machine build services when an unusual application requires machining or restrictions make it impossible to fit a standard machine in the space provided.

This involves Morgan Engineering’s personnel inspecting the item for machining, taking detailed measurements of the restrictions and scope, and building a special machine to complete the job.

Each machine would be quoted for either outright sale or for rental, subject to the needs of the customer.

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