Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Electricity is there. (in the panel, anyway)

Good news from Marlin, our building supervisor. We have enough available amps in the shop panel to power not only the ShopBot, but the regenerative blower for vacuum clamping. The 'Bot requires 26 amps, but the blower needs 54. We won't be getting the blower this fiscal year, but we will be running the conduit and wire for it so we can make some economies with installation labor.

Marlin said he would let me know this week when he can have the electric installed to the area where it is needed. Once we know that, I can order the 'Bot. Delivery time is 4 weeks from receipt of a purchase order.

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