Local firm to me make big electrical cables, under sea stuff.
Everything in this place is big.
So they have this machine that melts and extrudes plastic to cover the cables, once started it's a process that can't be stopped.
So yesterday morning they had problems with the machine, not sure what, but two fitters went up on the gantry and managed to get it going again but as they were tidying up one of them kicked a spare part off the gantry into the drive of the machine.
Result was the drive locked up and it sheared the key on the 60 HP DC drive motor.
They pulled the motor and this dropped out.
Not only did it wipe the key off level with the shaft it ripped the end completely off. Panic................
This pic was taken as soon as the armature hit the deck, timed at 12.00 on the camera.
One hour later at 12:56 it's been bored 5" deep and a stub shaft pressed in and the undercut transition between the two welded up.
Grab a swift bite whilst the weld dries and back into the lathe.
Last pic timed at 14:24 and just needs the keyway belting in but the guys have already been rung and on on their way.
Another £7 18s and 6d to rush to the bank with.