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John Scott

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2016, 07:15:16 AM »
Caution may be needed, though, as cold flanging can cause crack initiation. Pre-heating should be considered for boiler components.

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2016, 11:26:16 AM »
Would other projects see a need for our machine and thus rent or barter for its use?

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2016, 02:39:12 PM »
Eight patterns being finished for plate flanger:

5 anvil faces, 3 die inserts (for the bending part of the machine).

All for #10 boiler.     No. 11 will require another set, since boiler diameter is larger.

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2016, 06:13:53 PM »
Flanging machine assembly is moving along. The hydraulic cylinders are in and the crosshead for the flanging linkage is installed. The rest of the pieces for the flanging linkage are bored for their assembly pins and just need to be drilled and tapped for grease fittings. The rest of the linkage and the anvil shoud be installed this week and we will move onto plumbing the hydraulics.





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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2016, 08:03:38 PM »
Truly amazing...can't wait to see it in action.  Once again, an innovative approach by our museum...

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2016, 10:30:46 AM »
Any estimates on how many tons of force this machine will be able to generate?

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2016, 11:30:05 AM »
The cylinders are rated at 75 tons, but we are planning to run them at 50 tons.  The bending force developed is 135 tons due to the mechanical advantage of the toggle mechanism.

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 12:53:49 PM »
Are you sure you haven't worked on space shuttles?  ;)
Amazing.
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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2016, 06:45:02 PM »
The anvil and linkage is now installed in the flanging machine.





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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2016, 08:41:18 PM »
The world's biggest toe nail clipper.  ;D

Looking good.

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2016, 02:03:26 PM »
Can't wait to see how it woiks.  :o
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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2016, 08:17:00 PM »
Yes, please send out notices to everyone when you plan to first put it into operation.  We'll all want to see that.

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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2017, 12:31:58 AM »
The hydraulics for the flanging machine are plumbed and the die sets for bending the sheets are on site.





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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2017, 08:17:28 PM »
Looks like some sheet flanging is just around the bend.
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Thanks Brendan, for posting all the pictures.

Exciting to think we could have #10 back in service this year. While I enjoy running #9, and love that Portland Co. look, 10 is a perfect fit for our usual 2-3 car trains. And the cab is cooler in the summer, too!

Next up: how about a real trip hammer forge? That would be crowd pleaser.
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Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 02:16:01 PM »
Now you have me curious, what is that machine against the wall?