The man talking to Chad is our "neighbor" Peter. I would guess that he is about 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 7 inches tall. His business is called Enviro Check and they do mold removal. Pretty nice people!! He was excited to see that we had gotten another machine!! ( :
This is the new machine unwrapped and on the ground. The blue cabinet that you can see is the air compressor. Its not part of the machine.
This is the inside of the machine. This is a 7 axis Screw Machine. I know most of us don't really know what that is...honestly I am only vaguely aware of this machines capabilities. What I do know is that it is something we can leave running unattended, thus cutting some of our labor costs out.
All of the jointed lines carry cutting oil to the surfaces we will be cutting when the machine runs. Each tool station has its own line. Oil is very important to these machines and some of our older machines have problems with their coolant systems, this machine will not!
This is a picture of the sub spindle. Or the second side.
This is a picture of the main spindle or the first side.
We are working on aligning the bar feeder. We got it pretty close to where we want it while its still on the pallet, then we lift it off of the pallet with the fork lift and place it on the ground.
Bar feeder on the ground!! The red buckets once held the way lube oil that we put into it. The oil makes sure the bar feeder doesn't over heat (kind of like your car) and it also lube the bar stock that the bar feeder will feed into the machine.
Here is an up close and personal look the where the bar feeder and the Screw Machine come together. I am sure I should know what this part of the machine is called, but I do not! ( :
I can't get this picture rotated...but this is looking into and down the bar feeder. I am standing and taking the picture from the point I just showed you above, looking down the length of the unit. The material will rest against the side (blue) being held onto by the (black) wedge looking things. When its time to feed the bar, the red opens up and a bar drops in. More or less any who!
This machine isn't like anyone we have now, so we got a trainer in to give Chad the ins and outs of the thing today and tomorrow. I am holding down the fort, so to speak... Maybe doing a wee bit of blogging...but not much!! LOL!!
Back to work...I've got a new machine to pay for....and a house.... ( :