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All the Parts below are cut to length by one machine.
SAM 11 - The Night Shift
This Machine has also been replaced by a very similar machine. Still does the same job.
The Machine is controlled by a 16F84 Micro Controller Chip. (CPU)
The Program takes up a little over 3/4 of the 1K of program space.
Material up to 26 feet in length is set on ball bearing rollers to the left of the machine.
| Push Rods
for all the
parts it cuts.
Because of the push rods, parts cut this week are exactly the same as parts cut months ago.
The length of the parts varies
|Every aspect of the operation is timed. If any step takes longer than is should
the CPU shuts every thing down and flashes an error code on one of the LED's.
That way in the morning I know if there was a problem and what it was.
Sam 11 went on line in April 2004, it has had some up dates and changes
As of 11/16/05 the counter reads 2,827
|It is really cool to set a stick of material in the machine, push the Start Button and go home.
Next Morning there is a whole bucket of parts.
Under the Hood
It was a lot neater before all the changes were made.