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Job Description:

  • 1) Breaks extruded tubes and rods by one or more of following methods and inspects exposed surface for defects, such as bubbles beneath skin of metal resulting from too rapid extrusion: Nicks workpiece, using file or saw, and breaks workpiece at nick by bending back and forth.

  • 2) Saws off piece of tube and holds on table under cone-shaped expander of hydraulic breaker.

  • 3) Starts mechanism to raise table, forcing tube over expander to split sides of tube.

  • 4) Loads coiled rod onto coil tester and pulls end of rod to straighten it.

  • 5) Places end of rod in channel of tester and starts mechanism oscillating to fracture rod.

  • 6) Places rod in machine and actuates wedge to partially cut rod.

  • 7) Twists and bends rod to break off test piece.

  • 8) Examines ends or interior of rods and tubes for bubbles and cuts off defective sections, using circular saw or automatic shears.

  • 9) Gathers and sorts scrap materials according to type of metal.

  • 10) Positions rods and tubes on table of circular saw or shearing machine and cuts them to length.

  • 11) Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used or workpiece tested.




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DOT:   614.684-014

Job Number: 11118