Well here i am, sitting doing a different task than normal computer stuff, although i still have to do that later. No tonight for the first few hours i volunteered to be the gadge who leads production from the sanding line to storage. It’s very mind numbing but i do get a chance to scribble a we blog. I have said in the past that the cloud factory is a bit funny with folks using smart phones while on shift and with good reason to. You can not be on inspection and text or facebook or twitter or blog for that matter……. Ooh heres my first pack of kitchen worktop blanks…. Better take these away….
Where was i, oh yes, if you have your face burried into this small screen. This job i’m doing at the moment, as i said is mind numbing but it’s not a vital quality controll job, so hence the scribble.
HERES THE THE WHOLE SEQUENCE IN PICTURES…
First the raw unsanded board comes from the conti roll press, made to with in .5 mm flatness of the finished thickness, these ones are 28.8mm
The large wheels in the background are cooling wheels for the hot boards
They are then fed through two huge sanders to get the surface perfectly flat
One has a coarse grit the second has a finishing grit
This one being the finisher
The operator sits beyond machine two and checks the boards as they pass. He does have hi tech aids and the eyeballing is purely cursory.
These particular boards need to be ripped up the centre and pas through a centre saw inside this soundproof cabin
They then go to stack tables where they are put into correct pack quantity
You see the large door at the back of this photo, through there is my job for tommorow..
It’s then on to the auto bander
And finally out to be stacked.
A little snippet..
While out walking the dougals this afternoon( me i was tucked up in my cot) mrs republic found one of the footbridges on the path to the south of us, has had a dissaster. The thunder storms from a couple of weeks ago had washed a tree stump down the burn and cosequently got stuck under the bridge. This in turn has washed way some of the footings, exposing new banking. But that is neither here nor there, what was most interesting about that is it washed out an anciant piece of coral from the clays
In unbelievable detail you can see the individual organisms petrified in stone
Well my stint has come to an end so it’s back to using the old grey matter for the rest of this twelve hour shift….
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