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    Looking for project-based leads for pharmaceutical manufacturing

    OT?? Hello! A google search reveals that there are a LOT of these companies out there. Anybody know of a good project based lead company where you buy the contact information of engineers responsible, project budget situation, company name for about 10-20 bucks per lead? Any to avoid? I did a...
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    Need 2.5" x 5" x .375 ARCHITECTURAL Aluminum Angle

    Dear All, I Need 2.5" x 5" x .375 ARCHITECTURAL Aluminum Angle.The largest I could find was 4" x 4" x .25. I need an Architectural (all orthagonal, no draft angles) angle and I would like to buy a one foot length. McMaster-Carr, Grainger were no help and a google search revealed nothing...
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    OT: Ryobi cordless glue gun?

    Can anybody recommend a GOOD glue gun that you can take the tip off and clean? My arrow, which is 3 years old, just kept taking longer and longer to heat up until it stopped working. I have an arrowhead collection to mount on green felt in a frame, so I need one that I can use repetitively and...
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    Questions for Interviewing new CAD guy

    "You can't teach attitude" -Barb, the owner's wife. So true!
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    OT-Less expensive supplier than Automation Direct for Machine Tool Wire Cables (MTW)

    We are seeing $1.79 per foot for 14AWG, MTW 3 conductor. We would like to see it for half of that. We are willing to buy 1000 foot reels.
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    OT-Less expensive supplier than Automation Direct for Machine Tool Wire Cables (MTW)

    So far we found Automation Direct and Right Hand Industrial to supply us with Machine Tool Wire cables for a semi automated machine we are building. Is there a reasonably priced supplier out there for this?I already tried Google with not a lot of luck. Single wires are abundant, but we need off...
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    Questions for Interviewing new CAD guy

    Thanks, everybody. I think an objective drawing test, one AutoCAD and one SolidWorks would make sense. The reason why architecture? We design and build premium modular cleanrooms. Why parts and assemblies, 3D? We are developing two R&D machines for pharmaceutical manufacturing. We are pretty...
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    OT-Electrical/Wiring-Wiring through frame member

    NFPA 79 section 13.5.7 says its ok, never mind!
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    OT: Electrical: Cable vs Cord

    NFPA 79 discusses cable and cord. Nobody on google seems to define the difference between cable and cord. What's the difference?BOTH are mentioned in the standard. The definitions are really vague and nearly exactly the same with the exception of "cable" also adding "...that is NOT a cord". What...
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    OT-Electrical/Wiring-Wiring through frame member

    We are building a semi-automated machine for the pharmaceutical industry. It has a structural welded frame 2"x2" members, 304SS. Is it ok to route wires through the frame? One of the guys here wants to do it, and I cannot find anything forbidding it in NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial...
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    Questions for Interviewing new CAD guy

    We are going to interview a CAD guy for our small business. Does anybody have any suggested questions? Here are the ones I came up with..... Questions to Ask CAD Candidates 1. How many years AutoCAD experience as it pertains to architecture and hence, cleanrooms? 2. How many years 3D CAD or...
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    Funny, in the description it says its made from 304ss.
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    Toolots 16 Gauge IP65 Carbon Steel Electrical Enclosure 24 x 20 x 8 In.
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    16 Gauge IP65 Carbon Steel Electrical Enclosure 24 x 20 x 8 In.
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    Toolots 16 Gauge IP65 Carbon Steel Electrical Enclosure 24 x 20 x 8 In.
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    ? 16 Gauge IP65 Carbon Steel Electrical Enclosure 20 x 20 x 8 In. Might be ok? Ever use these before?
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    Doesn't have to be rack mount, just needs to have a mounting plate in the back of the box for drilling for mounting components. Expect to pay around 300 bucks or less.
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    Affordable rack mount electrical enclosure

    I am looking for an affordable 304ss NEMA 4x electrical enclosure about 21 or 20 x 32 (Standard size, rack mount. I want to avoid the big brand names and get a "second or third tier" box brand new or NOS. I hear automation direct has some mid-priced ones, I'm looking for something like that or...
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    Seeking Electric Gripper for "Eccentric Load"

    Well, I looked up the specs and the gripper we are using works just fine. Shunck is a trusted name and we have a good one. Sorry about that!
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    Seeking Electric Gripper for "Eccentric Load"

    Dear Forum, We are currently using a Schunk electric gripper that is not strong enough to lift 2.2 lbs "sideways loaded" as shown in my sketch, 8" from base of grips. I guess that's a 17.6 inch pound moment load. My boss says nobody makes a larger gripper that he has seen. Who makes a...
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