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I didn’t think this was looping… I’ve been watching it for so long hoping to see an end product.
My hands got crushed just watching this.
Looks like that from this, it’s then welded, to complete the loop. Neat!
How to the chains get welded exactly?
I rolled up my fingers watching this.
Are you allowed to wear gloves working with this machine?
I get the feeling this dude aint getting through life with the same amount of digits he started with.
My cousins worked in a stair building shop. On the rare chance a women was in the shop, someone would yell “WATCH YOUR FINGERS”. I’m guessing the same would apply at this place.
This just made me more angry about those convenient chains that pulled Viserion from the ice lake
Something very satisfying in seeing metal bend so easily. Also I’m glad it’s a gif otherwise I’m sure all we’d hear is AREREERRGGHHHSSHHHHHHAAARRGGGG
Making industrial chains in 1928.
It amazes me more that someone had to figure out how to design the machine that does this. Being able to conceptualize how to build things that build things is an awesome ability.
This looks like the most mind numbing job ever.
Brother may I have some lööps?
I mean, this is a large press with a bending jig. There’s a million other uses for it. It’s just used to bend the steel for making the links for a chain and those links still need to be welded. . .
Someone give this dude a stick with a grabby hand on it to mess with that
Guy’s got Popeye forearms.
What’s the dealio with the foot work involved with operating this machine? It looks to me as though that’s the most difficult part of the job.
There are old industrial chain makers, and there are bold industrial chain makers. But there are no old, bold industrial chain makers.
Is it just me, or are all of those bars a different diameter?
This seems like a very unrewarding job, everyday you come in you make a big chain. No end in sight
Does it get heat treated or hardened? Or just welded?
It took me a minute before i realized it was looping every ten seconds..
Hand crusher 9000
I read chairs at first and was thinking they were making some bad ass chain chair
Those gloves are like a skydiver’s helmet… Mostly just there to scoop things up if something goes wrong.
This is an ancestor of Bender
It looks scary, but as long as you don’t put your fingers in the way of a few key areas, you’ll be fine. I worked with machines like this for years and can still count to 10.
That being said, this is a mechanical machine, meaning that there’s a huge (like, seriously huge) flywheel on the back that’s spinning constantly and maintaining the inertia that is diverted into the press mechanism when the foot pedal is pressed. Once you start this thing in motion, it’s going to go through it’s full stroke no matter what. It’s a lot less safe than a hydraulic machine which can stop mid-stroke if you realize you’re about to lose a finger. Hydraulic machines are generally slower though, and require more maintenance.
I can almost hear this gif
Unforgiving machine right there.
Pretty sure not the US.
This seems like the kind of job a robot should be doing. It doesn’t seem hard to automate.
What a horrible job. Makes me appreciate my shitty first world job much more.
And just think this poor bastard does this for 10hrs a day, 6 days a week.
Ooh…a linked video!
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