- Category: Technology
- Published: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 01:20
- Written by Steve Spuhler
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Debuting at the GIS in Orlando was help for equipment techs in rebuilding cutting unit rollers. The usual method of holding a roller is clamping it in a vise; the problem here is the smaller ones with thin metal can get crushed; leading to out of round situations. Roland McPherson, an equipment tech, developed and fabricated a jig or "brackets" to hold various sizes and shapes of rollers without damage while replacing the bearings and seals.