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    Electric Machine Skates down under.

    Thought this might be of interest. L Arthur, the primary machine movers in my town of Melbourne Australia. I get to work with them fortnightly / monthly. They have lashed out on a set of Jung Electric skates.Link >>> Machinery relocation using electric skates and 5 tonne forklift - YouTube...
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    Portal Lathe Rigging QLD Australia.

    Is there any traction here for completed jobs?. I've been up in Central Queensland 5 weeks out of the past 6. Rockhampton, about 2,000 km's from home. Railway maintenance workshop that has been closed down. I'm representing the local agent for Hegenscheidt Train Wheel profiling machines. I've...
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    Doosan Turcite Replacement.

    We haven't had a lot of meat and potatoes lately. So I thought I share a job I looked at today. I've parked my arse in a hotel, so its keeping me out of the bar that's just 7 floors below. Last night under the cover of darkness, I flew up to Darwin, to assess this Doosan CNC mill. That's about...
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    Axial Clamp Force v Torque Calculation. Lock Nut.

    Gentlemen. Can one of you boffins calculate a torque value for me please. Bearing retention. Calls for an axial clamp force of 10,000N (1,020 kg's / 2250 lb's) Lock nut is a standard N09 1.767" x 18 TPI https://www.motionindustries.com/productDetail.jsp?sku=00553965 Assume C of F at 0.2...
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    Rigging today.

    Thought I'd share a job I did today. Butler Elgamill 8 metre table column on, at or around 19,640 kilo's . 43,300 lb's. Canadian Rigger Xtreme XE 120 with the rigger boom. Was my third choice for a hook around town, but my mate with the twin lifts was called away to Adelaide. And it had to...
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    Herman Miller Eames Chair Glue?

    I have this Eame's chair and ottoman. He looks a lot like this. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Eameslounch.jpg Its done the auto equivalent of throwing a shock absorber. It has these neoprene mounts between the arm rest / seat / back rest Shock Mounts Eames Lounge Chair...
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    Help Identify this Oil Seal.

    Gentlemen. I wonder if any of you might be able to point me in the direction of the manufacturer of this seal. I have reason to believe, its probably American in manufacture. Dimensions are 3" I.D x 4" O.D. But its very thin. Case only measures 0.170", and the total height over the...
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    Mazak H400-N Spindle Drawing.

    Gentlemen. I have in the shop, a spindle assembly out of a H400N. Its a Kentucky built machine, 1993. It was imported here some years ago. The spindle is locked up solid. Its a 15,000 rpm version, integral spindle motor. The 12,000 rpm version should be very similar. My problem is, the...
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    Spindle Repair via Welding.

    Gentlemen. Thought I'd show you some thing that's been in and out of my shop like a yo-yo all week. Little over a week ago, I got sent this spindle cartridge over from Perth for a rebuild. Quoted it sight unseen as I've done a lot of these over many years. This is what they sent me. Snapped...
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    Biax Half Moon (HM) Scraper Exploded / Parts diagrams.

    Gentlemen. I recently scanned the instruction sheets and drawings that came with my HM-2 Biax, to send to another Aussie that just acquired one. Having done that I stuck them on Photobucket, for anyone else to use. I thought they best be placed down in the machinery manuals sub forum. Here's...
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    Biax Half Moon HM10 Scraper. Drawings and scans.

    Scans of the 6 pages of instructions, maintenance, brushes etc that came with my HM-2 half moon scraper. Please note, mine is marked HM-2. To the best of my knowledge, its the same as a HM-10, or what ever they were named in the United States. It was just marketed differently down here. Its a...
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    Melbourne Au Scraping Class

    Not sure how much interest is in what we get up to down here. We had a scraping class last weekend. Last weekend was a holiday weekend. (Australia Day). We had 11 guys in for the weekend. From as far away as Perth. We dodged a bullet with the weather. This weekend last year was 42 deg C. I...
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    Herman Surface Plate Tool. What does it do Q?

    Gentelmen. Completed auction. Herman Surface Plate Tool in Box | eBay Mate of mine down here bought this, mostly because he forgot about a repeat-o-meter, the same seller had, so he bought this instead, on the rebound. Only problem is, we have no idea what it does? I was thinking maybe a lap...
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    Melbourne Australia Scraping Class.

    Personally I'd have liked to be at Richards class in Mn, with Dennis assisting. It would be load of less work. We had a bit of a Scrapefest down here last weekend, September 12 & 13. This is the first blueing. This is the state of play an hour or two later. I'm having trouble inserting...
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    Help in identifying drawbar collet manufacturer "SM"

    Gentlemen. Possibly a long shot, but I took a draw bar out of a Vertical Machining Center on Tuesday. Customer had a decent crash, and broke 2 of the 4 jaw / gripper segments in a SK 40 taper machine. The gripper body, the round part with the o-rings and the shoulder that catches the jaw...
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    2nd Melbourne Australia Scraping Class.

    Gentlemen I’m organising another scraping class here in Melbourne Aus. Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April, here in my factory in Thomastown. That’s only 3 weeks away from this weekend, and the week after Easter. We did one last year, and there were a dozen guys that missed out. We have room for...
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    Scraping Class in Melbourne Australia.

    Gentlemen. I have a finger in organizing a scraping class in Melbourne Australia. With all the discussions here regarding scraping classes recently, its largely been organised away from this forum. The weekend after the Grand Final, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October, there will be a class run...
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    Mitsubishi Servo Manual Help

    I’m hoping one of you guys can help me out with obtaining a PDF manual for a Mitsubishi Servo Power supply. This used to be so easy, just got to the” meau.com” web site, and if I could find it I could download it. Now it just goes round and round in circles, driving me nuts. It must be able to...
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    Biax Scraper Magnetic Quandary?

    Hello Gents I was working with a contract scraper today that was giving me a hand was a job I’ve got on. He brought with him, both an electric scraper and a half moon flaker. When we were packing up this afternoon, I put the scraper back in its original metal tool box. When I went to pick it...
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    Fanuc Alarm 424 Definition needed please.

    Hello Gentlemen. I’m hoping some one can lay their hands on a Fanuc Alpha servo maintenance manual, and give me the blurb for a # 8 alarm on the Led on that drive. I’d normally have that manual, but I’m away in the bush about 4 hours from town. Here doing some thing else and got roped into...
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