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    S/S caster risers

    Need to lift a conveyor up 5 inches. 304 stainless 1/4" plate, 2"x 3/16" square tube. 3/32" red tungsten. gas lens #8 cup, synchrowave 180SD with air cooled torch. 1/16" and 3/32" 308 filler rod. Thought about doing it with the MIG machine, but the miller was set up for stainless already.Even though the material is pretty thick, I got more warpage than I expected. It won't be a problem in this application. Only needed 4 assemblies, by the time I got it dialed in, I was done.Name:  DSCF0568.jpg
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    Re: S/S caster risers


    albrightree


    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    I got more warpage than I expected. It won't be a problem in this application.
    Heavy S/S is a different animal - get used to it - and study to compensate.

    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    . . . by the time I got it dialed in, I was done.
    ^ ^ ^ for not over/over-welding . . .


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    Re: S/S caster risers

    They look good, nice work.


    Lay out, clamp, tack and weld. Remove clamps after it cools down and you should have little to no movement.

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    Re: S/S caster risers

    Thanks, I spent far more time cutting and drilling than I did welding. It wasn't a huge amount of warpage, each side warped upward less than 1/32" . Just surprised, I probably over sized the material, but it was what we had in the shop. I weld more stainless in the 11ga to 20ga range, and kind of expect it. Here's the first one installed, sorry about the phone camera picture quality.Name:  0430171039.jpg
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    Re: S/S caster risers

    I think you made some ankle biters. Round those off for me, please. Because I am always the guy that gets bitten.
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    Re: S/S caster risers

    Went into shop to use bench grinder(don't have a belt sander), and found wheel has new profile. This is what happens when you leave the shop door open. Made radius to match caster. Caster feet always seem to be a trip hazard. Shouldn't be too bad, conveyor is positioned under packaging machine. Hope to finish today, conveyor has been sitting on top of a plastic pallet(temporarily) for 2 months.Name:  DSCF0574.jpg
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