Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Universal Studios Singapore has two lifts that can extend 135 feet. There are limits to just how far they can extend in relationship to the angle at which they are extended. Units without outrigger supports need a fairly wide stance for stable extensions of the longer booms. However, a wide stance makes them difficult to maneuver in limited spaces. A compromise is reached with a unit that has an adjustable stance. Wheels in close to the body for moving into position and then hydraulic cylinders that spread the wheels apart as the unit moves into position to begin work. The two photos show the difference in the space between the wheels before and after extension.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Daytime temperatures in Singapore are in the high 80's with very high humidity. It can be counted on to rain every afternoon. This man's company has a standard work uniform that is black trousers and short sleeve shirt. He and several other members of his team choose to cover exposed skin for protection from the sun. It makes me uncomfortable to think about dressing like that in the heat and humidity, but it seems to work for them. Having ninjas working with us is interesting.