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HOIST - SHEAVE FABRICATION, HAMILTON | CASE STUDY

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This fabrication comes to us from our Hamilton Cranes Parts and Service Manager, Ida. Compensating sheaves were created for a material-handling company in Memramcook, New Brunswick.

A sheave is a pulley with a grooved wheel designed to hold a belt, wire rope or rope. The grooved wheel spins inside the frame, allowing the wire or rope to move freely and minimize wear and/or abrasion on the cable itself.

These sheaves were designed for a 1/2" groove rope and 16" diameter with 5.5" bore. For more material-handling solutions, visit our website or contact a Wilcox Representative at 905-274-5850.

FREE-STANDING MONORAIL, BURLINGTON | CASE STUDY

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Material-Handling at it's finest
This Burlington facility was in need of a device that would help to lift large, heavy sacks of potatoes overtop of the hoppers in order to be emptied.
Our solution was to install a free-standing Monorail.

Do you face materials-handling issues at your facility? Contact our Hamilton division at 905-523-7727 for solutions that are sure to increase efficiency.

MARCH OF DIMES, EDIT EXHIBIT | WILCOX VOLUNTEER, TORONTO

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Making the Inaccessible, Accessible
We're proud to introduce this month's volunteer, Tom Cunningham, our Business Development Coordinator.
Tom chose to volunteer at this year's Edit: Design Expo in support of March of Dimes; "programs and services to maximize the independence and community participation of children & adults with disabilities." But why did he choose to support this cause? "Tom Cunningham (too tall) as he is affectionately known, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) from his jaw to his toes at the age of 5. Forty-nine years later, he has been hospitalized about 40 times and had 4 hips, 4 knees and 2 shoulders replaced. Tom endures constant, chronic pain in 3 to 6 joints at all times, ranging in severity from day to day achiness." For over 65 years, March of Dimes has provided services from the medically-fragile, to seniors, families, caregivers, employers and health insurance companies. As you can imagine, Tom must overcom…

1962 MULTI-PLEX DOOR REPAIR, HAMILTON | CASE STUDY

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It's seen better days..
This Multi-Plex was in rough shape and it was up to Josh, Ilija and Justin to bring it back to life. Originally fabricated and installed in 1962, the bottom section of the blade had rotted due to the harsh environment it was in.




Thankfully, this door was able to be repaired, rather than replaced, cutting back on the cost significantly. Custom metal was formed and sheeting was fabricated.




Furthermore, the inside of the door was rubberized and undercoated to help prevent rusting and a new coat of green paint was added to the exterior.



Do you have obvious damage on your doors that you've been ignoring for years? As it may not seem to be causing any inefficiencies at this time, damages typically grow the longer they're left alone. It's like a toothache that you keep ignoring until it causes an infection, or worse! Call us today for an on-site inspection. No teeth-pulling, just a friendly check-up!