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overhead electric
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:57:38 AM »
I am moving into a new building an am looking for a better way to handle my overhead electric .  In the old building I used a trolly system riding on a cable directley over the mill to pull and push the power cord.  Looking for ideas and pictures on a pivot system that would keep the power cord out of the way.

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Re: overhead electric
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 04:03:11 PM »
I don't have any help for you Steve but am going to be doing the same thing in a year or so. Hope someone can chime in here with suggestions.

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Re: overhead electric
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 04:37:51 PM »
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WM uses a pantograph on some of its systems. A form of that might work for you, if you have the room.
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Re: overhead electric
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 05:15:48 PM »
Look at your local Pressure washing bay, Just like that pivoting rod, and the "pantagraph" version would have another junction. Also, the light at your dentist is a good example, two pivots. Next time they are drilling, think "sawmill electric" instead of OUCH  ::)

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Re: overhead electric
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 07:40:30 PM »
I rigged a festoon on mine. 
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Re: overhead electric
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 07:47:03 PM »
Steve,depending how much overhead you have you can just hang a cord with some slack around the middle of travel.Where I have my bandmill set up theirs a high celing with just the cable hanging down. Frank C.
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