|PROGRESS in LA .... CTD have started.|
Well ... sort of.
The Tour of California was on my mind after watching every stage on SBS and I was determined to not only ride a few of the stages, but also extend my knowledge of local rides from where I had left off back in February.
Well, I thought that was what I was going to do ....... but as you can see, manufacturing here, like the rest of the economy, is still in slow mode.
Pictured is my actual saw being assembled ..... "It will be ready in a few days ....." I was briefed.
It turns out that I had arrived at the start of the Memorial Day weekend.
A National Holiday.
Not only does the workshop stop here at CTD, but Paul the engineer was taking a few extra days off ...... aaah!
I had 2 days before the holiday weekend ..... and to my surprise I managed to get CTD into action.
|23 Stop Controller|
Checking it out I found that it needed a couple of extra mods, which were promptly completed and by Friday afternoon it was being fitted with the final air hoses. Yes !
Next it was the RazorGage ..... the auto scale to be fitted to the saw pictured above.
Well, it hadn't even been ordered from the manufacturer .... uh oh!
But, not to worry, there was one for another client, propped up on a bench especially for me to check out up close.
"While you are waiting, go familiarise yourself with the software, Barry"
But the tablet PC that drives it had mysteriously crashed.
"...... waiting for a call back from RazorGage"
So I went back to where they were working on the saw.
The saw was going to be the hardest.
I had arrived with three problems that I needed to get resolved.
I didn't go too well with the very first one .....
"How much slower will the "variable speed control" run with Australia's 50Hz compared with the 60Hz here in USA ?"
...... "Dunno, we should do a test"
"Great, I didn't know you had a 50Hz supply"
...... "Oh .... we don't"
So I left it there.
It was Friday, before a long weekend.
So I bid them happy holiday "see ya'll on Tuesday"
I had riding to do.