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alhall88
02-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Thought I'd share a day at the grind.
Couple shots of the new Comau smart drive 5 axis inter-cooled linear motor machines, these are the first 7 machines that are currently in the united States
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/17072ca6.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/17072ca6.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/467886e5.jpg
Next we have some retooled 3 axis NTC machines
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/9928eede.jpg
Next is where just 1 team member runs these 16 machines
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/85bf3626.jpg
Hard to tell but this is a robot cell that presses the seat and guides in the cylinder head.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/3891346d.jpg
This is the gage that checks the cambores in the cam carrier
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/alhall88/66b619d7.jpg

Gas Man
02-12-2011, 05:58 PM
WOW AL, that is some high tech stuff.

You still just supervisor it from an office with a bunch of computer screens???

alhall88
02-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Nope, I have an office but I'm never there, always on the floor making the cnc program changes, making sure quality checks are done complete and accurately, and trying to improve the tool life, so the big boys can stay rich.

Trainguy
02-13-2011, 09:14 AM
Very Cool Al

Gas Man
02-13-2011, 10:52 PM
Insane Al. What's the costs on some of those machines?

alhall88
02-14-2011, 05:01 AM
Just one of the Comau smart drive machines cost $600,000 and then add the fixture and tooling and your at $850,000.

Mudpuppy
02-14-2011, 02:46 PM
Cool stuff.. Do you know Brad in Purchasing? I believe he is the director of purchasing. I used to work with him at Acco.

Gas Man
02-14-2011, 02:51 PM
WOW... I'll take 2

WILEY
02-14-2011, 04:20 PM
Cool equipment.

I have always liked taking factory tours. Just like machines i guess.

alhall88
02-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Cool stuff.. Do you know Brad in Purchasing? I believe he is the director of purchasing. I used to work with him at Acco.

If you mean Brad Beyer ya I know him pretty well.

Mudpuppy
02-15-2011, 05:48 PM
Nope Pelachyk