I have an idea related to the moving of large electrical equipment. Due to severe headroom constraints along the ingress path on a project, my supervisor proposed that we
use lengths of ¼-inch-diameter slick rod as a roller system. Slick rod is commonly
available because it is used in great quantity to support overhead conduit and boxes.
By carefully levering up one side of the gear, we easily
placed several lengths of slick rod under a section
of switchgear. The rods’ small diameter allows for
complete control of the load at all times. Now
you can easily push the gear along smooth
concrete, moving rollers to the
front as they are ejected
from the rear.
This month’s Ideas That Work winner
responded to our June Idea Igniter
about large electrical equipment.
Now, we are looking for innovative ways to eliminate or reduce
metal shavings. This is a common
problem we have in the electrical
industry. The shavings can create
issues such as eye injuries, damage
to electrical equipment and costly
time spent during cleanup. We are
looking for ways to reduce or eliminate metal shavings and for best
practices to contain metal shavings
IDEAS THAT WORK EDITED BY ANTON AND JESSE MIKEC
Cheap Roller System and Ditching Metal Shavings
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