The work-pieces are various wellhead, tubular, and fluid transfer components. The materials are numerous steel alloys. Machining operations entail roughing and finished turning and boring. Most work-pieces are held in a four-jaw chuck.
This installation uses an MVL-16 machine. All MVL-16 models feature 240mm (9.44″) rams, 1,600mm (63″) diameter tables, and 2,000mm (78″) swing capacity.
The MVL has lived up to its reputation as a heavy-duty workhorse, reliably machining a wide variety of work. In particular, it has been used to hog flanges from raw billet material when forgings are not available. This requires removing thousands of pounds of chips per work-piece, as shown by the before and after images above.
‘We were referred to Momentum by an existing user of the brand, and product was right in line with our needs. This machine removes a lot of material every day without any reliability problems. And when we have needed support, Momentum has been there for us, despite our remote location.’
Customer: A diversified supplier of engineering and production work for oilfield service providers.