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    Looks like the FAA has a bit of analysis to do on...

    Looks like the FAA has a bit of analysis to do on the flight tests, then approval of a pilot training program, then airlines need to get pilots certified, then planes taken out of mothballs and...
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    Actually - most projects related to TP that we...

    Actually - most projects related to TP that we had on order have been deferred - they do not want to take the downtime to install our upgrades / safety systems. We are presently running at about 60%...
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    I liked this despite the fact that people...

    I liked this despite the fact that people shouldn't have to die because of ignorance . . . the whole pandemic + racial tensions + economic blunders + the prospect of an imminent election that...
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    Here. We. Go! Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight...

    Here. We. Go! Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight Expected Next Week: Report

    My old college roommate and now business partner designed the autothrottle system for the 777 and did a lot of work on the 737...
  5. One additional item of potential concern . . ....

    One additional item of potential concern . . . the topic of "re-licensing" of software on the robot and any options can get sticky. If you ever need support from Fanuc, this will trigger a question...
  6. We have done this with the robot guided by both a...

    We have done this with the robot guided by both a vision system (Cognex) as well as with a laser displacement sensor . . . typical accuracy with a camera is dependent upon lensing / lighting and at...
  7. Poll: When I was in high school (early 80’s when there...

    When I was in high school (early 80’s when there was a far less delicate population) . . . if two young men were caught in a rough and tumble disagreement involving fists . . . the teachers would...
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    Nothing like a noisy Detroit diesel. Having...

    Nothing like a noisy Detroit diesel. Having worked two summers on a power skiff towing the end of a seine net with a 3-53 running 1800 rpm with an open stack, I learned to live with tinnitus and the...
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    Unless mother Theresa is running, we will always...

    Unless mother Theresa is running, we will always have to choose the lesser of two evils. I wrote in J.D. Vance in the last election because I couldn’t bring myself to vote for either candidate.
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    A lot to like with that lathe and glad to see...

    A lot to like with that lathe and glad to see your enthusiasm for your purchase. I spent a few hours reviewing a nice A20 about a decade ago and kick myself often for not buying it.
  11. I have signed 6 NDA's in recent weeks . . . for...

    I have signed 6 NDA's in recent weeks . . . for everything from the asphalt roofing industry to construction fastener manufacturing to a semi-truck chassis flipper to a custom gearbox design (our...
  12. Various drive manuals call this different things...

    Various drive manuals call this different things - essentially you are boosting the Volts above rated flux at a given frequency to get more torque within a range of operation. It is not unusual to...
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    I have watched the knife sharpeners at Benchmade...

    I have watched the knife sharpeners at Benchmade use belt grinders to hand sharpen every single blade that they manufacture. They are the only knife company that I know of that builds up the entire...
  14. We only have two lathes. The other is a Mori...

    We only have two lathes. The other is a Mori MR-2000 20x80 in good condition. Both have D1-6 Chuck Mounts and Aloris CA tool posts so tooling can be shared between them with a slight adjustment to...
  15. Nope . . . its not just the stealing of IP and...

    Nope . . . its not just the stealing of IP and making products to undercut the market, it is the way that they "recruit" workers.

    I have a buddy that works for International Justice Mission - and...
  16. Why don't you just send drawings for whatever you...

    Why don't you just send drawings for whatever you want to make with your Fadal to China and have them make the parts for you? I am sure they have a vocational training center full of political...
  17. We did the electrical design for a 300+ axis 777X...

    We did the electrical design for a 300+ axis 777X wing bond cell . . . this piece of automation was the size of a football field. Numerous Kuka robots, numerous plasma sources, perimeter guarding...
  18. My points were made in the context of it being a...

    My points were made in the context of it being a single sheet and if it were to be improved for someone besides him to troubleshoot his rotophase. My thinking is that every schematic should be...
  19. We bought a Holbrook H15x36 from Brett on PM . ....

    We bought a Holbrook H15x36 from Brett on PM . . . what, almost 15 years ago. Weighed in around 6500 lbs and is still a dream to run.
  20. We design and build machinery for the...

    We design and build machinery for the manufacturing industry. Machines that have to be maintained by techs who may or may not have any formal training (it is the reality of US manufacturing). ...
  21. Good feedback . . . on bosleyjr’s schematic, his...

    Good feedback . . . on bosleyjr’s schematic, his audience is himself so not so much concern for the drawing’s weaknesses. If this were to guide a customer, I would make the following changes.
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  22. You all are missing one major contributor to the...

    You all are missing one major contributor to the mess . . . and that is Automated Database driven CAD packages for schematics.

    Each component is entered into a database with connections defined,...
  23. This used to be done all the time for backup air...

    This used to be done all the time for backup air on marine vessels that had pneumatic propulsion control systems. We would use a Prestolite 12V motor and use that to run a ~2HP Quincy air head . . ....
  24. A couple of observations. Constant torque vs...

    A couple of observations.

    Constant torque vs variable torque settings are common parametric adjustments for drives and have to do with overload / continuous current / peak current protection...
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    Well that clarifies a lot . . . :confused:

    Well that clarifies a lot . . . :confused:
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