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    Video of some hard working Chinese.
    Chinese Rolling Mill?

  • #2
    yikes... and there's a billion more to take your place if you get hurt.

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    • #3
      In their defense notice the workers are careful not to splash water onto the metal thus preserving the butter-soft quality of the product.

      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

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      • #4
        Steel rolled with human intervention... western industrial-revolution technology, now gone to China.

        It hasn't changed much. See Fred Dibnah here: http://youtu.be/HkTlGTA9pTU?t=7m19s

        Back in the 2000's, when he was filming, there was still a bit of "hand" rolling going on in the UK:
        http://youtu.be/zc2KZ_KyeVM?t=21m25s

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        • #5
          Reminds me of this song:

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          USA Maryland 21030

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          • #6
            It is a phase they are going through. We did the same in the US and surely the same experience transpired in Europe and Great Britain. http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwau...ewmassacre.php

            When they stop doing what they are doing their jobs will be outsourced to a place where men will work like that to feed their families. Ever has it been thus. China is currently grooming South America, in fact, because they know what is coming.

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            • #7
              Don't know what's so surprising, I've done loads of shifts doing the same, hand rolling steel plate samples, it's still done the same way, in fact the sample mill is still in use in llanwern steelworks today, ok we had Melton trousers and jackets and visors, boots etc but the process is the same, archaic I suppose but it hasn't changed, ever.
              It's great fun when your legs start burning too, thin plate had to be rolled with tongs, you need to catch it as it comes out the rolls, otherwise it will go everywhere.
              Bigg mills have a run out table, but little ones don't

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              • #8
                I wonder why they don't skip all the dangerous phases where we have already been, and go right to the new methods.

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                • #9
                  A/C guy must be waiting for parts?
                  Andy

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                  • #10
                    The dangerous methods are a lot cheaper to do, and labor is easy to come by.
                    Kansas City area

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                    • #11
                      A direct mill is a conglomeration of a caster, roughing roll where the straightener lives and hot roll coil and coil box, the minimum amount of metal is about 150 tons, there's also a thin plate caster, we commissioned one 80mm at tuskalusa Alabama, that was for bridge plates
                      Mark

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                      • #12
                        [QUOTE]
                        Originally posted by dp View Post
                        It is a phase they are going through. We did the same in the US and surely the same experience transpired in Europe and Great Britain...............................QUOTE]
                        So very true.
                        I recently watched a video depicting what it was like to be a logger on British Columbia's central coast during the thirties and early forties.
                        The Chinese steel mill video looks like a segment from a day care facility in comparison.
                        I'm sure most of us remember having to perform a lot of unsafe tasks 30-50 years ago that have now been legislated unlawful, never mind downright foolish.

                        Allison Logging 1933-42

                        Last edited by Willy; 03-01-2015, 11:06 AM.
                        Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                        Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

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                        • #13
                          Chinese press worker.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF865wbEeyI

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                          • #14
                            I worked in Brazil (at the subsidiary of a large Japanese company) in the early 80's helping with production and QA issues. First thing I noted was that ALL guards and safety devices on the machines were disabled or removed. I raised the issue and I got genuinely puzzled looks with the response that they slowed down production and my job was to help increase it. When I mentioned worker safely, they shrugged and said that there were a dozen guys wanting the same job.

                            Oh.. lose an hand/arm - off to hospital and then go home (if they had one), forever. No pay or compensation.

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                            • #15
                              I recently watched a video of a plant in France doing exactly the same job but they didn't have people to switch of with or anyone to douse them with water to cool them off. Apparently China is much farther along with worker welfare.
                              The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

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                              Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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