We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Our terrific shop team was busier than Santa’s elves at the end of 2019. In addition to the typical increased workload at the end of the year, our crew jumped through hoops to complete about a dozen large orders for welded mounts and bases in about ½ the standard production time. After working overtime every day and Saturdays for about 6 weeks in order to meet the very tight delivery schedule, everyone was relieved to get a week off at Christmas to recover.
The highlights include:
130 Mason type KI mounts that will support a 12” thick concrete floating floor. This system will isolate a highly sensitive sound lab from surrounding noise and vibration disturbances. Springs were selected for 2” deflection and will support over 1,000,000 lbs.
Custom floating floor mounts under construction. Isolating springs sit inside the outer pipe housing and are compressed and loaded with an internal adjustment mechanism which is accessed by removing the square cover plate. Through sheer determination and skill our shop managed to build 130 heavy duty monster custom isolators in less than 4 weeks!
Bases, bases, everywhere! We had a lot of holiday orders for type KSL heavy duty welded steel pouring forms with high deflection springs and seismic snubbers. Many were destined for the computer chip manufacturers who count on our engineered systems to provide optimal conditions for their extremely sensitive installations.
With all the large bases being worked on at once it got a bit tricky to get around the shop. That’s Trevor Hall, who leads our great welding department.
This large base will support an emergency generator on the roof above a Radio station.
When it rains it pours, and in addition to all the bases and custom mounts, we also had to build 14 large computer room stands with drip pans and ship them before Christmas. The 12 x 4 ft. frames are shown stacked up in the in photo.
The stands, shown on their side in this photo, required sheet metal sides and bottoms, which complicated our job a bit, but did not affect the schedule.
We are grateful for the continued confidence of our customers who count on us to make the impossible happen and very thankful for our hard working engineering and production teams who get the job done; even around the holidays!