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    I think the most I ever worked on was 17 servo...

    I think the most I ever worked on was 17 servo axes, 10 of which were coordinated motion. That was, IIRC, a 30i.




    Our Fanuc systems always said Siemens on them, because Siemens makes very...
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    Many of the issues people have with Fanuc are due...

    Many of the issues people have with Fanuc are due to the MTB's. There is no reason that there has to be an alarm when you reach a soft limit. It can be set up so that it displays a message telling...
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    I've never had an issue with Maynards, so this...

    I've never had an issue with Maynards, so this might just be a local person issue.

    The original listing should have the removal times. If not, I would call the main office, not the on-site person,...
  4. Thread: paint pens

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    paint pens

    Does anyone make a good paint pen, marker, etc. for use when mag drilling? I am laying out my holes and punching them, but the light punch marks can be hard to see, so I circle them. Unfortunately,...
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    It sounds like part of the problem is that, with...

    It sounds like part of the problem is that, with the fins and out-of-roundness, it's very difficult to fix this with an ID arbor without turning a new one each time. If you could adjust the part in...
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    That is really cool. I wonder if it will cut...

    That is really cool. I wonder if it will cut sheetmetal too.
  7. You never know unless you try, but I would be...

    You never know unless you try, but I would be hesitant. It says that you raise or lower the leveling pad with a thumbwheel, which means it probably won't be very stiff.

    If you go the machinery...
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    Not if you design your smokestack right. As I was...

    Not if you design your smokestack right. As I was taught in England "make sure the plume is twice as high as the stack before it spreads out, then all of the pollution will land in Scandinavia."
  9. We did a PODS unit when we moved west after...

    We did a PODS unit when we moved west after college and everything fit in one. Years later when we moved back across the country, PODS wasn't the cheapest option, so we went with U-haul U-boxes. They...
  10. Relative humidity in New England in winter is far...

    Relative humidity in New England in winter is far lower than in an open top Conex crossing the Pacific. And LPS-3 is only a liquid while you're spraying it on. It's basically wax in solvent; it stays...
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    That's a never ending problem, but it's an...

    That's a never ending problem, but it's an engineering/design problem, not a QC problem.

    The place I used to work, the engineers could sign off "use as is" on parts they designed if they failed...
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    Can you pawn this off on students at one of the...

    Can you pawn this off on students at one of the local colleges or community colleges? Oops, sorry, I meant to say "Can you involve some undergraduate researchers from a local college or community...
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    I'd look at Automation Direct's offerings. They...

    I'd look at Automation Direct's offerings. They are cheap and decent.
  14. Enerpac is not the only company making 10ksi...

    Enerpac is not the only company making 10ksi hydraulic systems, just the most expensive. All of them are pretty much interchangeable.

    Enerpac bought Simplex, which is less expensive. Even the...
  15. I have only packed stuff for two month ocean...

    I have only packed stuff for two month ocean voyages. We would spray everything we could with LPS3, pack it full of dessicant, and boat shrink wrap it, taping all of the openings, even around the...
  16. The PODS brand uses a spiffy little hydraulic...

    The PODS brand uses a spiffy little hydraulic straddle lift. It's a slick setup and they can put it down wherever you want. YMMV with other companies.
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    The Wera handles really are nice. I've been...

    The Wera handles really are nice.

    I've been looking at one of their screwdrivers with bits in the handle. When I'm building machines I wear a belt pouch with some tools on it. I usually carry one...
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    I like the Wera screwdrivers, but for hex keys I...

    I like the Wera screwdrivers, but for hex keys I really like the Wiha Magic Ring hex keys. If you do any tricky assembly/disassembly work, the time and effort they save is amazing.
  19. If you are talking tax treatment, you may be...

    If you are talking tax treatment, you may be correct, with the exception that you can't avoid paying payroll tax on all of the money. You need to pay yourself a "reasonable" salary. This salary will...
  20. You are correct; if you plan ahead, you can take...

    You are correct; if you plan ahead, you can take money out as salary. You won't pay corporate income tax on those dollars, but you will owe payroll taxes and personal income tax on them. You also...
  21. Assuming you are a disregarded entity (i.e. you...

    Assuming you are a disregarded entity (i.e. you put your business on your Schedule C) paying yourself is easy. You just take a draw. When you give your books to your accountant, make sure you tell...
  22. You are talking about tax treatment, not whether...

    You are talking about tax treatment, not whether the company is an LLC or a corporation. As an LLC, you can elect S-corp taxation, just as you can with a corporation.

    A bit OT from the original...
  23. For a small business, there's no real advantage...

    For a small business, there's no real advantage to being a corporation. Being an LLC gives you much more flexibility.

    Separate from your company structure is how you're taxed. You have a partner,...
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    They tried, but it didn't catch on. Gradian -...

    They tried, but it didn't catch on.

    Gradian - Wikipedia
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    Just copy McMaster, no one else comes close....

    Just copy McMaster, no one else comes close. Their system does handle multiple manufacturers, for example with adhesives.
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