It's about time.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Has Alzheimer.

 Our Location today is Windsor, Ontario.

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Every day for the last Two Weeks I have known what job I would be working on before I got there. This morning was totally different because I thought that I was caught up. That was when Mile reminded me of the Metric Feedscrews that were on the rack in the cleaning area. They were caked with Plastic that needed to be cleaned off before rebuilding them.

After checking the Tag on the cleanest one I let Jason get set up while I finished draining the 410 Stainless Steel from the PTA Bin. Then added Stellite 83 that was specified on the Tag. After using the Overhead Cranes it was soon mounted in the Plasma Transfer Arc Welder. That was when I heard Jason ranting about an E-mail Printout on the Inspector’s Desk. It was from a Customer complaining how hard the Material that we added was. It was noted that the Material was what they had specified and that it could only be ground not milled.

I didn’t think much about it and went back to programming the measurements so the Computer would guide the Torch where it would deposit the weld all while the Burner was warming the Feedscrew to the required temperature. It was a good thing I seem to be having troubles calculating the tolerances on the Metric Sized Feedscrews that I don’t have with the Standards. When I was satisfied it was right and everything was in place I had just sat down in front of the large Shield and ready to hit the Begin To Weld Button when Mile practically came running around the screen. When he realized what I was about to apply he stopped me. It was the Stellite 83 that the Customer had complained about. The customer had a sudden change of mind.

It took the next Hour to empty the Stellite 83 and to replace it with Stellite 57 a much more reasonable choice. The other will be used strictly on Bearing Surfaces.

It was nearly 8:30 when I again sat down to begin the welding. I rechecked my Numbers and found some to have been reset to the previous figures. How could that be? I had been there the entire time and no-one else had been around. I added the figures I had written out before hitting the Button. This was like Day Ja Vu when the Torch started running the length of the Feedscrew rather the following the Flight. The numbers I had just corrected were again back to those of another job.

It was nearly 9:00 when the welding began but I had to keep adjusting the Torch on the center of the Flight. The only thing I could do was to change the numbers a little at a time while the process continued. It was 11:30 when the first pass was completed. After a quick reheat and cleaning of the Torch it was time to start again.

That Stupid Computer started the same thing as earlier but just then Mile came to check how things were going. I told him his Computer had Alzheimer and kept changing the numbers. (No disrespect to those or their families that are affected by this dreadful Disease.) I actually showed him what was happening. He saw it but could not understand why it would do such a thing.

Yesterday's High Temperature.

After successfully running the Second Pass the build up was perfect and all the Flaws of the First Pass were gone. I already know the job I’ll be working on in the morning and the Powder Coating is Stellite 57.

Today's High Temperature. Quite a difference.

It felt good to be leaving on time. After a quick stop at Motor City Community Credit Union to deposit my Pay Cheque I was headed for home.

Kathy had cooked a meal in the Crockpot. We had Pork Roast, Potatoes and Carrots. A good filling supper.

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It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.

It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

Mark Twain, American writer

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