Saturday, June 28, 2008

Interested in a career in rigging?

Make no mistake, rigging can be a tough and dangerous career. So if this is what you are interested in, education is key. As a beginner you can learn on the job, but if you want to be good (translation mo $$$) you will want to take classes or purchase study guides to improve your skills. Making mistakes is a sure fire way to learn, but that is definitely not a good plan for rigging.

Here is a safety video about rigging.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Moving a historic victorian mansion.

This is something else... the Peter Green House at Brown University, RI was moved in 2007. This high speed video gives an interesting look at how to move a really BIG house.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Unloading a press.

American Industrial Werks unloads a heavy press with two forklifts and pushes it into position. This is the first of many machines of a plant relocation.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Moving a new press break.

This clip features a 16,000 lb. Amada 80-25SL press brake. Special dollies with poly wheels capable of holding 12,000 lbs. each are used. These dollies also have swivel wheels allowing the machine to be pushed around corners and right into position.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Big injection mold machine.

Here's a nice video showing a Van Dorn 1000 being loaded onto a truck. This job required bringing in some heavy lifting muscle to move and lift the 125,000 lb. injection mold machine. To transport the machine a 75 ton lowboy trailer was used, which meant getting oversize load permits, vehicle escort and a police escort.