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  1. Kool, I will have to check those out. I have not worked with the FX3U yet. I am planning on taking the mitsi training class in June. thanks, Bob
  2. This PDF has programming info, setup info, programming examples. Unfortunately the mitsubishi manuals are not very well written but after reading thru a few times you should be ok. Bob
  3. Here is a link to the download.;ManualType= Bob
  4. I think im gonna get the wife some Blinker Fluid and maybe some Elbow grease for the guys at work. Bob
  5. If your in the market for a Flux Capacitor or maybe A Round Tuit? Bob
  6. Purchasing a learner PLC setup

    Have you worked with Logixpro simulator? For the price I think this is a must have. As for plc's to use, I bought a DL06 (automation direct) to play with and have learned a lot with it. The price was right (199.00). The software is free as long as you stay under a certain size (100 words I think). Bob
  7. Boycott the Super Bowl?

    Thanks for the link Bob. I had not heard anything like this. I dropped by and left a comment. I was in Chicago at a Fanuc training class a couple weeks ago. We went to ESPN zone to watch the colts play and had to spend $20 hr per person to sit at the big screen. Im not sure how they managed it but a movie theater In Columbus In. showed that game for free on the big screen. Bob
  8. I have seen this type of ride set up before in a video. I believe it was at a large mall or amusement park. The big differece was that the other one was elevated and no where close to any walls. They had a mobile stair to get into the seat as the robot could not reach the floor. Either way its not for me. Bob
  9. nothing like a little challenge huh?
  10. automatic torque wrench

    We use a couple different nutrunners. Stanley GSE Tech-Motive All of these but one stanley we use the controller and just send discrete signals to/from PLC. On the one stanley we have the analog signal from the transducer going to analog plc card. Price wise this is a good choice. Bob
  11. Light Tower Order?

    In the 5+ years I have been at current job we have changed 3 times. It started Red, Yellow, Green. Changed to Green, Yellow, Red. Now we are back to original. Seems like each time we get new section manager they have to make it thier own. Bob
  12. Panasonic Automation

    I have seen these advertised alot lately and may give one a try soon. I did notice a thread at by testsubject on this so you may drop him a PM to see what he thinks of them. Bob
  13. A little exert taken from this website. Let's look at where your money goes when you pay for gas: * Crude oil - The biggest portion of the cost of gas -- as of February 2006, that's about 59 percent -- goes to the crude-oil suppliers. This is determined by the world's oil-exporting nations, particularly the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which you will learn more about in the next section. The amount of crude oil these countries produce determines the price of a barrel of oil. Crude-oil prices averaged around $37 per barrel (1 barrel = 42 gallons or 159.6 L) in 2004 (Source: U.S. DOE). And, after Hurricane Katrina, some prices were almost double that. In July 2006, crude-oil prices averaged around $72 per barrel (1 barrel = 45 gallons or 159.6 L). Sometimes, gas prices go up even though there is plenty of crude oil on the market. It depends on what kind of oil it is. Oil can be classified as heavy or light, and as sweet or sour (no one actually tastes the oil, that's just what they call it). Light, sweet crude is easier and cheaper to refine, but supplies have been running low. There's plenty of heavy, sour crude available in the world, but refineries, particularly those in the U.S., have to undergo costly retooling to handle it. * Refining costs - The refining of crude oil makes up about 10 percent of the price of gasoline. To learn more about oil refining, read How Oil Refining Works. * Distribution and marketing - Crude oil is transported to refineries, and gasoline is shipped from the refineries to distribution points and then to gas stations. The price of transportation is passed along to the consumer. Marketing the brand of the oil company is also added into the cost of the gasoline you buy. Together, these two factors account for about 11 percent of the price of gasoline. * Taxes - Taxes, including federal and local, account for about 20 percent of the total price of gas in the United States. Federal excise taxes are 18.4 cents per gallon, and state excise taxes average 20 cents per gallon. There may also be some additional state sales taxes, as well as local and city taxes. In Europe, gas prices are far higher than in America because taxes on gas are much higher. For example, gas prices in England have risen as high as $6 per gallon, with 78 percent of that going to taxes. * Station markup - While it isn't represented in the diagram above, of course some of the actual money you spend at the pump does go to the service station. Service stations add on a few cents per gallon. There's no set standard for how much gas stations add on to the price. Some may add just a couple of cents, while others may add as much as a dime or more. However, some states have markup laws prohibiting stations from charging less than a certain percentage over invoice from the wholesaler. These laws are designed to protect small, individually-owned gas stations from being driven out of business by large chains who can afford to slash prices at select locations. Gas prices also vary from state to state for several reasons. Taxes are probably the biggest factor in the different prices around the country. Additionally, competition among local gas stations can drive prices down. Distance from the oil refineries can also affect prices -- stations closer to the Gulf of Mexico, where many oil refineries are located, have lower gas prices due to lower transportation costs. There are also some regional factors that can affect prices. World events, wars and weather can also raise prices. Anything that affects any part of the process, from the moment the oil is drilled, through refining and distribution to your car will result in a change in price. Military conflicts in parts of the world with lots of oil supplies can make it difficult for oil companies to drill and ship crude oil. Hurricanes have damaged offshore drilling platforms, coastal refineries and shipping ports that receive oil tankers. If a tanker itself is lost or damaged, or leaks its oil into the ocean, that will put a dent in the market as well.
  14. IAI RoboCylinder

    Thanks for the input guys...I am going to put the one I have thru its paces for a while and see how it holds up. Bob
  15. Hello Today I attended a 5 hour seminar on the RoboCylinder and was quite impressed with it. Appears to be a very robust product with a great price and feature set. We got a nice little training package complete with software, cables, I/O box, and a 100mm stroke cyl for $150. and they even bought lunch. Just wondering if anyone has used these and what do you think of them? thanks, Bob