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Rob.Wilson

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A good day at work
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:19:22 PM »
Hi Lads

This week i have good job ,,to  decommission a few  stock pickers for a major bearing manufacturer  , wile i was hard at work having a brew and a tab ,, the head of maintenance came over and said i need to get over to the mechanical stores as they are having a clear out of old stock ,he thought it best  to let me no now, to save me having to get the stuff  back out  of the skip , spoil sport  ::) 

This is what i came away with  :D
A tub full of bits and bobs ,, welding stuff , TCT tips N stuff


A couple of long air actuators and heavy ball lead screw


Selection of Knobs


A good selection of linear bearings , LY20 ,LA35 ,LGY30,LJ20   all new  :D 





Some end effectors  ,,cos they look cool  :lol:
 

And best of all a tap for the garden ,,, save me a few quid


Wonder what tomorrow will bring  :D,,,,,,,,,, best think of some thing to build  out of this lot  :scratch:


Rob


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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 03:22:54 PM »
Linear driven grippers with adjustable ratchet handles for turning the garden tap on, ball screw operated of course.

Just get it all done in time for the hosepipe ban.

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 05:36:21 PM »
Rob

WOW. What else can one say. I think that you have hit the mother load. That is some impressive bit of kit you have saved from going to the landfill. Of course now we will expect lots pf new projects to use the pieces up. Its time for  :proj: to run rampant.  :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 05:58:51 PM »
Rob

And i thought i was a pretty good faciltator with a haul like that you definitely take the biscuit  i like the bit about bypassing the skip  saves a lot of skipdiving but takes away it's joys .

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 06:14:49 PM »
Hi Lads

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: sounds like a plan John

Hi Don ,,,, Oh it will have to be something  good ,,, maybe a cnc  router or profile cutter  :med:  , just hope they fined me some stepper motors tomorrow  :zap:  :lol: :lol:


Hi Paul ,,,,  :lol: :lol: :lol:  Good old health and safety  ::)  i like a good rummage head down feet sticking out of the skip ,fighting for that bit of treasure ,,,,,,,,,,,,, now on the sites i visit, i have a Rob may want that  box/stillage ,,,,no sport at all  :bang: :bang:

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 09:51:18 PM »
Very very nice Rob! Those linear bearings are awesome to have. I plan on buying a few myself... lucky bastid!

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 09:57:51 PM »
Incredible!  Excellent haul!  I am soooo envious.. haven't yet found a place where I can pick. :(
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 10:32:51 PM »
Incredible!  Excellent haul!  I am soooo envious.. haven't yet found a place where I can pick. :(

Me either. Would kill for a haul like that!
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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 11:11:22 PM »
Its always nice when a plan comes together, That was really slick having been notified , so the poor guy didn't have to haul it out do all that work of pitching it in the skip!  :lol:
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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 02:25:36 AM »
Nicely done Rob!  :clap:

Right place. Right time.

So much potential.......  :thumbup:

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 03:32:09 AM »
Soooo…now what’s next for them to scrap? Let’s say….a couple of stepper motors +drive electronics, and maybe a spindle motor?

Good harvest Rob :thumbup:
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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 04:08:18 AM »
good haul!!

our place is having a "tidy up", last year they had a good one, a skip full of measuring stuff (missed out on that one!).

it never ceases to amaze me what companies throw away. one place i worked chucked a box of sample tips, lucky for me i rescued them!!
if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it

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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2010, 10:06:40 AM »
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it never ceases to amaze me what companies throw away. one place i worked chucked a box of sample tips, lucky for me i rescued them!!

I have got to find a job like that!
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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2010, 02:59:40 PM »
Cheers lads

The stuff that big company's throw away  ::)  ,, more stuff today  :D

A few motor inverter what's its ,,,,,,,,,,,, will need help with these , no manuals  :scratch:  ,,,,,,,, i think the larger one is 440 volts too .
 

Another ball screw ,, and a high pressure gas manifold ,, just what i have been looking for so i can run two gas bottles on the furnace


Box of bearings and  guide bushes


Tub of may need one day stuff ,, the box with the switches on i have no idea what its for ,but i think the switches are the same ones John S, had on his gear cutting machine he made ,, i think the word encoder was mentioned that day as well ,, so i got a few of those .




looks like i will have to build a CNC mill to make good use of this 30 NT tooling


And thats today's haul

Rob


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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2010, 03:12:34 PM »
WooHoo! Nice haul again!

Rob, they hiring where you work??

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2010, 03:18:50 PM »
Hi Eric

The pay is crap ,,,,,,always skint,,,,,,,,,,,,,  that why i am always in skips  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2010, 03:28:16 PM »
Rob

I don't know what your going to build but it's going to have to be something CNC with all the goodies that you have following you home. I am starting to get jealous Rob. I'll keep watching to see what happens tomorrow.  :) :D :) :D

Cheers  :beer:

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PS: Looks like you got a bit of a bonus this week.  :lol: :lol:

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2010, 03:42:08 PM »
Blimey Rob, jammy git or what? :bugeye: :bugeye: The only things that end up in the skip where I work are things I put there...  :(

Those motor inverters look to be brand new, I reckon you could raise a few nicker flogging them on eBay. I think they're DC-to-AC converters, if you can post up the model numbers (probably on a label on the back) that'd help.

That load indicator(?) looks like it will give you a nice haul of bits, 7-segment displays for example.

If you ever run short of space to keep your skip finds, just give me the nod, I'll be over with a big van before you can say "where are you taking it, then?"  :lol:
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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 02:51:55 AM »
No way!!!....this is not happening!!!!!....dear Rob, if you want to get rid of something.... :)

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Re: A good week at work
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2010, 11:30:02 AM »
Cheers lads

Getting better ,,, the electrical department got wind  of my little project and donated a box of stuff  :D

The box


Three 5 phase stepper drivers ,, two 5 phase motors and a DC motor / controller kit




And a power supply


Sorry if this seams like a bit of a gloat ,,,,,,,,,, :med:

Cheers Rob




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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2010, 11:46:55 AM »
Rob

 :jaw: :bugeye: :jaw: :bugeye: :jaw: :bugeye: :jaw: :bugeye: :jaw:
I hate to have to say this but I think that we are all starting to hate you.  :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am going to have to go back and reread this thread several times to see if it says what I think it says.  :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Cheers  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010, 11:53:16 AM »
Nah this is a good gloat. Pretty sure we are all happy for you!  :headbang: Just make sure you do something very cool with it! ah hell, why am I telling you that...

Now, lets hop on a boat and head to Robs' house!

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010, 11:54:03 AM »
it just gets better!!

i had no such luck, went back to work after a few days off, the skips had been emptied :doh: :doh:
if i'd thought it through, i'd have never tried it

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Re: A good day at work
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2010, 02:49:20 PM »
Rob, I'm stunned ..... you got no excuses now and no doubt you being you a blooming good project is being hatched, or will be ... have fun  :thumbup:
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2010, 07:11:03 PM »
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