Posts Tagged: Research

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Hydraulic Control Upgrade for an Enerpac Pump

  We have a an old Enerpac pump in the lab where the Hydraulic controls were only Forward and Reverse. They were controlled with servovalves that open and close when 110 voltage is applied. I used timer relays to be

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Hydraulic Control Upgrade for an Enerpac Pump

  We have a an old Enerpac pump in the lab where the Hydraulic controls were only Forward and Reverse. They were controlled with servovalves that open and close when 110 voltage is applied. I used timer relays to be

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Closed Loop Chilled Water System for an Enerpac Pump

We needed to cool a hydraulic pump because we were going to run it longer than specs would allow. I made brackets to mount a tank to a stand. Then I used hose fittings to hook up the tank to

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Closed Loop Chilled Water System for an Enerpac Pump

We needed to cool a hydraulic pump because we were going to run it longer than specs would allow. I made brackets to mount a tank to a stand. Then I used hose fittings to hook up the tank to

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Metal Concrete Mold for Scaling Specimens

These molds were made to create uniform concrete specimens for ASTM scaling experiments. Angle iron for the height was used on the ends. Square plates that were drilled and tapped were welded to the ends of the angle iron. A

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Metal Concrete Mold for Scaling Specimens

These molds were made to create uniform concrete specimens for ASTM scaling experiments. Angle iron for the height was used on the ends. Square plates that were drilled and tapped were welded to the ends of the angle iron. A

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Soils Box C-Channel Rack

  The face of the soils box is a bunch of C-Channels that bolt the the face of the box. The students work their way up as the compact soil so it is handy to be able to assemble the

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Soils Box C-Channel Rack

  The face of the soils box is a bunch of C-Channels that bolt the the face of the box. The students work their way up as the compact soil so it is handy to be able to assemble the

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Metal Concrete Mold for Freeze Thaw Specimens

I made this metal concrete mold out of C channels and a Bridgeport Mill. All of the parts were laid out so each piece could be interchangeable. All of the mounting points were drilled out with a #7 drill bit and

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Metal Concrete Mold for Freeze Thaw Specimens

I made this metal concrete mold out of C channels and a Bridgeport Mill. All of the parts were laid out so each piece could be interchangeable. All of the mounting points were drilled out with a #7 drill bit and

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Motor and Fan Replacement in a Despatch Oven

  I replaced this motor and squirrel cage fan out of this Despatch Oven. The circulation fan over the years had become encrusted in dust causing it to be out of balance. This wrecked the bearings on the fan. I

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Motor and Fan Replacement in a Despatch Oven

  I replaced this motor and squirrel cage fan out of this Despatch Oven. The circulation fan over the years had become encrusted in dust causing it to be out of balance. This wrecked the bearings on the fan. I

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Motor Upgrade for an LA Abrasion Machine

This LA Abrasion Machine had an aging motor on it. I picked something modern that would accept the same shaft diameter for the gear. Then I ordered an equivalent replacement knowing that the frame was going to be an inch

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Motor Upgrade for an LA Abrasion Machine

This LA Abrasion Machine had an aging motor on it. I picked something modern that would accept the same shaft diameter for the gear. Then I ordered an equivalent replacement knowing that the frame was going to be an inch

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Concrete Mold

Here is a concrete mold that I designed and put together. The dimensions had to be rigid, and very precise to meet standards. We were short on time and these molds had to be made quickly. I cut out all

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Concrete Mold

Here is a concrete mold that I designed and put together. The dimensions had to be rigid, and very precise to meet standards. We were short on time and these molds had to be made quickly. I cut out all

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Self Reacting Large Scale Loading Frame, 100 kip (100,000 lbs) capacity.

Here is a full scale railroad testing frame that I helped put together. The hole pattern was decided and each column had to be drilled out with a magnetic drill. This took a lot of time to do. A plate

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Self Reacting Large Scale Loading Frame, 100 kip (100,000 lbs) capacity.

Here is a full scale railroad testing frame that I helped put together. The hole pattern was decided and each column had to be drilled out with a magnetic drill. This took a lot of time to do. A plate

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Tell-Tale for Measuring Vertical Displacement of Soil Deformation.

Here are some tell-tales that I welded for a project. I have a more efficient design using threaded rods, nuts washers, and a much smaller outside diameter tubing used in other projects. I made several for this project. Tell-tales are

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Tell-Tale for Measuring Vertical Displacement of Soil Deformation.

Here are some tell-tales that I welded for a project. I have a more efficient design using threaded rods, nuts washers, and a much smaller outside diameter tubing used in other projects. I made several for this project. Tell-tales are