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05-02-2014 09:14 PM
tresi
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Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
Hmmmm, shows you what I know.
Actually aircraft grounding wire reels do look very simular. The give away that it was not a ground wire reel was the data plate that gave a weight capacity and a grounding wire would have a copper or copper coated squeeze clamp instead of a caribiner. I only worked on airplanes and helicopters for about 20 years.
05-01-2014 02:37 PM
Dave57210 When I casually glanced at the model number 5FAM, I thot it said "SPAM"
01-11-2013 06:50 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Dean Pearson View Post
Very possible it is a tool balancer but it could also be a fall protection device (yoyo) that would attach to a full body harness or safety belt in the old days.
If the cable spools out easily I would lean that direction, if it is hard to pull out or is adjustable as far as how hard to pull out it is it could be a tool balancer.

Dean.
Go to aero motive Web site it has picture ,decription and intended use ,listed as a weight balancer,but it has ben discontinued does not meet Material Saftey Data ( OSHA )
01-11-2013 06:37 PM
Dean Pearson Very possible it is a tool balancer but it could also be a fall protection device (yoyo) that would attach to a full body harness or safety belt in the old days.
If the cable spools out easily I would lean that direction, if it is hard to pull out or is adjustable as far as how hard to pull out it is it could be a tool balancer.

Dean.
01-11-2013 04:35 PM
timothale
tool balancer

Some of them are adjustable for different weight's of tools. I used a lot of them when designing assembly work stations. They are also used on radial arm saws to retract the saw after making a cut. Osha regs require a RA saw to return to the rest position.
01-11-2013 04:29 PM
454 Rattler
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Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
My best shot is Static Discharge Reel. Housing is grounded to pole or post or whatever, clamp is reeled out and attached to aircraft while you're working on it, to prevent static sparks that could cause an explosion or maybe wreck delicate instruments aboard.
I gave it to a guy that was in the Air Force and he had no idea what it is.

I was thinking along the lines of what Joe_padavano is saying but everyone else thought it's for hanging your laundry or walking the dog. (and these people are in our car group).

I looked up the web site before I asked you guys but, I didn't get the info that killeratrod found.

Now I just need the time to go through the site and see if it's worth anything.

Thanks for the info. You guys are GREAT.


454 RATTLER
01-11-2013 04:28 PM
496CHEVY3100 Their site list it as a tool balancer to off set heavy weight tools
01-11-2013 01:37 PM
killeratrod thru the years you forgot more then i will know haha.
01-11-2013 01:22 PM
techinspector1 Hmmmm, shows you what I know.
01-11-2013 01:18 PM
killeratrod forgot the link. neat stuff Aero-Motive, Molex | Motion Savers | 877-832-4154
01-11-2013 01:17 PM
killeratrod i found their site.
01-11-2013 01:16 PM
joe_padavano It's an offloader, used on an assembly line to offset the weight of a heavy tool (like an air ratchet or something) to avoid repetitive stress syndrome injuries. The clip hooks into the tool and the cable is spring loaded to allow the tool to be moved into position while the spring and cable offset the weight.
01-11-2013 01:11 PM
techinspector1 My best shot is Static Discharge Reel. Housing is grounded to pole or post or whatever, clamp is reeled out and attached to aircraft while you're working on it, to prevent static sparks that could cause an explosion or maybe wreck delicate instruments aboard.
01-11-2013 01:00 PM
454 Rattler
What is this thing ?

Someone must know just what this thing is and what it's used for. I DON'T !!

It's been in my "stuff" box for a couple of years now. The name on the plate is AREO-MOTIVE with a stamped model number of 5FAM.

Any ideas guys and gals ?

THANKS !


454 RATTLER

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