Thursday, September 18, 2008

CNC delivery

The company got a new CNC router, and it showed up today. If you've ever wondered how these 2k+ lb machines get delivered and installed in a shop here is a little show and tell.

Delivery is easy, you stick it on a flat bed truck and ship it off.

From there, you have a couple of options. Just pick it up with a really big forklift and plop it down where you need it, but you need a lot of room to maneuver when you do that (which we do not).

Or, you get a crane to lift it off the truck, and stick it on these little rollers, and tow it into place with a lesser rated forklift.

Kind of fun, if you've never seen it before.