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  1. It has the rough sides and is a 2-1/2 inch unit ....

    It has the rough sides and is a 2-1/2 inch unit . . . Class 5

    it was this unit . . . Sloppy Fit in the Receiver, but otherwise ok.

    since that review, I would switch the rating to 5 stars
  2. Mine is similar / identical? to the 6 inch drop...

    Mine is similar / identical? to the 6 inch drop unit you have shown and is made in China. It is fitted with a 20k ball as well and has never given me any trouble.
  3. We don’t deal with making anything really small,...

    We don’t deal with making anything really small, but a couple of years ago we integrated and programmed servo loops for 4 stages, each with 50mm of stroke. They were $200k each plus our work of...
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    These guys should be able to help you or at least...

    These guys should be able to help you or at least give you an idea of where to get more than you could ever use . . . AMICO Product Line
  5. I have that exact Curt forged hitch. It has been...

    I have that exact Curt forged hitch. It has been used dozens of times if not 100+ times since I purchased it in 2014. Truck is a Duramax HD2500 and I have towed up to 14,000 lbs without issue. ...
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    We have used Micromo with excellent results . . ....

    We have used Micromo with excellent results . . . Micro-Drives | MICROMO
  7. Given the access that you have with the wedges in...

    Given the access that you have with the wedges in place, I would be tempted to get a long Allen Wrench (or better, a short socket mounted Allen Wrench w/1/4" drive) and see if you can loosen that...
  8. I am probably older than most people my age - I...

    I am probably older than most people my age - I sleep fine, have learned to not let difficult situations stress me out as I am a firm believer in the sovereignty of God and that difficult challenges...
  9. $40k is about what it took for me to start my...

    $40k is about what it took for me to start my business in 1995. I bought a better than average desktop computer, ACAD license, multi-use printer/fax/scanner, an IBM laptop, a rotophase, transformer,...
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    I was disappointed when they sold as Kuka has a...

    I was disappointed when they sold as Kuka has a good reputation and played well with Siemens. My sense is that Robot companies that want to participate in the US aerospace market will likely need to...
  11. Could be a troll? The hotdog cart gave it away....

    Could be a troll? The hotdog cart gave it away.

    I too have a client that owns a vineyard . . . he decided he was paying too much for glass bottles and now owns a state of the art glass container...
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    Yes structured text is increasingly being used...

    Yes structured text is increasingly being used over ladder logic.

    I posted something on this recently <on LinkedIn> in response to a question by David Nichols (a B&R / ABB distributor) - David...
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    Since Kuka was purchased by a Chinese national...

    Since Kuka was purchased by a Chinese national company, very few of our aerospace customers want anything to do with them.
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    You also need to think about Safety - and whether...

    You also need to think about Safety - and whether you want to integrate motion in the mix. The S7-1500T by Siemens is becoming the new backbone of automation and motion control for Siemens including...
  15. 5HP at 230V is approaching 12Amps continuous and...

    5HP at 230V is approaching 12Amps continuous and could hit 70-80 amps starting (unloaded) . . . likely close to 100Amps at locked rotor.

    $34 sounds like an IEC rated unit running at the top power...
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    A twofer . . . 11 Drawer Gerstner Machinist Tool...

    A twofer . . . 11 Drawer Gerstner Machinist Tool Chest Box w/Key w/1940 American Mac - tools - by owner - sale
  17. No need to boost the V/Hz when starting a PM...

    No need to boost the V/Hz when starting a PM motor . . . my point is that as long as you keep the flux density the same, and soften the PWM with a sine filter, you can run at any frequency you want...
  18. As mentioned, the PWM voltage waveform will not...

    As mentioned, the PWM voltage waveform will not be optimum for the transformer. We have put a sine filter at the output of the VFD . . . and we have run motors with encoder feedback accomplishing...
  19. Does the VFD have an auto-tune feature? It would...

    Does the VFD have an auto-tune feature? It would seem to me that you would need to get the current loop tuned before trying anything. Also, set up the current limit on the drive to 50% of capacity...
  20. Here is a photo of our jobsite from about a year...

    Here is a photo of our jobsite from about a year ago - Google Maps

    A lot has changed in a year!
  21. I don't know what kind of seismic codes you have...

    I don't know what kind of seismic codes you have in Michigan, but a plan like what you outlined wouldn't fly here.

    I bought 4.2 acres of light industrial property and put up an industrial...
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    websites lend credibility to your business only...

    websites lend credibility to your business only as far as they are credible to the person looking . . . understanding that you are 20 and spent 5 years in a machine shop and probably didn't spend as...
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    Bill . . . we design safety systems for a broad...

    Bill . . . we design safety systems for a broad range of machines - we recently did one for a traditional engine lathe and now doing one for a VTL.

    This explanation should get you started on...
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    If you used series connected contactors with...

    If you used series connected contactors with safety contact monitoring and a safety relay this could possibly meet muster if inspected by OSHA.

    Much easier would be to purchase a drive with built...
  25. We built a CNC router table for a customer with...

    We built a CNC router table for a customer with some odd requirements . . . at one end of the router table was an unwind stand that could handle rolls of conveyor belt up to 10,000 lbs, at the other...
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