The work-pieces comprise mostly of bodies from ram and annular type BOPs, as well as their related components. Swing diameters are up to five feet, and heights reach up to five feet also. The materials range from mild steel alloys to Inconel. Machining operations are a combination of roughing and finished turning and boring. The work-pieces are held in four-jaw chucks. and specialized fixtures.
Momentum Machines Employed
This installation uses an MVL-16 machine. MVL-16 models feature 240mm (9.44″) rams, 1,600mm (63″) diameter tables, 2,000mm (78″) swing, and 10,000kg (22,000lb) load capacity.
The MVL has provided rock-solid production since 2015, showing the durability required to produce heavy work-pieces and survive in harsh oil and gas industry manufacturing environments. In fact, the customer once sheared off a 2-inch boring bar via accidental contact with the work-piece. Needing to ship the part the next day, they contacted the distributor to urgently repair any damage to the MVL and realign it. But the dealer confirmed nothing was wrong, and the machine was still aligned. Thus, the work-piece shipped as planned.
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Customer: A Houston based, specialized provider OEM blow out preventers and related MRO services for the oil and gas industry.