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What is this thing?
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What is this thing?

What is this thing?

(OP)
What is this part? My mechanical engineering boss has no idea either.

RE: What is this thing?

Some context would help. What does your company make or do? What other parts are around it? It could be a tool for installing/removing sleeve bearings or seals.

RE: What is this thing?

(OP)
We make insulation boards. It was just left upstairs in the spare parts room & I need to label everything.

RE: What is this thing?

Is it solid or is it a container?

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

RE: What is this thing?

Looks like a wheel.

RE: What is this thing?

It is a big round thing.

Best regards - Al

RE: What is this thing?

(OP)
Materials we use are thermoset & foil during the manufacture process, not sure on the large rolls with cardboard tubes, sorry.

Edit: BIG THANKS to Ted

RE: What is this thing?

Maybe go out into the plant, look around...

The problem with sloppy work is that the supply FAR EXCEEDS the demand

RE: What is this thing?

Most of the flanged crane wheels I've worked with had flanges on both sides of the wheel. But, I seem to recollect seeing few with a single flange.

Best regards - Al

RE: What is this thing?

It could be a core plug for a material roll, to mount a cardboard tube containing material onto a machine. Or not.
B.E.

You are judged not by what you know, but by what you can do.

RE: What is this thing?

Just label it big round steel thing, if its been lying upstairs and nobody has a clue what it is - what is a name?

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: What is this thing?

Don't label it "steel" unless you're sure that's what it's made of!

Why not take it to whatever part of the shop people go to to eat their lunch/complain together over a cup of coffee and offer two small prizes (these needn't be anything larger than a Mars bar):

One for the first person to identify the item correctly.

Another, slightly larger, for the most amusing alternative suggestion (without this prize on offer, amusing alternatives may well be all you get)

A.

RE: What is this thing?

It's trash

RE: What is this thing?

As soon as you toss it out, someone will be looking for it.

Best regards - Al

RE: What is this thing?

5S it. That's what they do around here every time there is a change in management. They see a store room full of "junk" and tell maintenance to clean it out. Bring in a dumpster and start heaving it in. Doesn't matter if they are throwing out boxes of Swagelok fittings, microscopes, etc., it all must go. Don't bother to ask the people who stored the stuff, don't bother to hire an intern to inventory the stuff and figure out what it's worth. Just dump it. One ex-employee contacted the dumpster company and arranged to have it delivered to hie place of business. He went dumpster diving and recovered over $12,000 worth of very usable hardware. Would have been more but the microscope didn't survive the toss.

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RE: What is this thing?

If you have no part number, no certification, no instructions, don't know what machine it fits or why it's even a spare part, then this is simply some scrap metal.

I agree about the end of the roll thing, but do these wear out? Shouldn't you have two - one for either end?

Looks to be incredibly heavy for that duty - perhaps just label it as a door stop?

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: What is this thing?

Valve lapping spacer - or some comparable maintenance or outage repair period. The outer diameter (with its larger stop diameter) is placed in the valve bonnet position, then the valve lapping tool goes through the small hole so it is concentric with the valve seat (down below) and concentric with the valve bonnet. Then the lapping tool is rotated for a while as the valve seat is re-contoured. This disc is not the lapping surface itself. Rather, it is a tool to support the lapping tool when the bonnet is removed.

Or not. 8<)

RE: What is this thing?

Looks like a piece of scrapbinium.

RE: What is this thing?

Give us at least one dimension so we can get a feel for it's size.

Good luck,
Latexman

To a ChE, the glass is always full - 1/2 air and 1/2 water.

RE: What is this thing?

Ha - my management was trying to throw out an optical bench, while at the same time trying to order an optical bench. It only survived by playing shells and he pea with the store rooms. Of course the manager who was trying to order one was doing it to score points by commanding a big dollar outlay at the same time 'clean this garbage out' was the order of the day.

RE: What is this thing?

So, it's about 1" from the top of the flange to the top?

Good luck,
Latexman

To a ChE, the glass is always full - 1/2 air and 1/2 water.

RE: What is this thing?

Label it with 'Roundy McRoundface'.

RE: What is this thing?

It looks like it could double up as a pen holder / paperweight.

If it's magnetic, you could also use it to hold your paper clips.

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RE: What is this thing?

It's shiny, that's for sure. And probably round, with what seems like a hole in what looks like the middle. Can't even see if it's a through-hole.
Is is coated (chrome ?) If not, toss it, takes 5 minutes to reproduce on a lathe. Might want to take some dimensions though, because if some time from now a completey worn item like that gets to your desk, you won't know the initial dimensions.

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RE: What is this thing?

My vote is for a core bushing.....but there's consensus that it is a BRST (big round shiny thing).

RE: What is this thing?

Before tossing it, show it to the maintenance guys/gals.
Ask them if they lost it.

RE: What is this thing?

was the "Thanks to Ted" an aknowledgement it IS a crane trolley wheel

RE: What is this thing?

It could be many different things, like a bushing of some sort, a special tool for removing bearings, a plug that has a bolt or stud holding it in, we could go on and on.

RE: What is this thing?

Walt, I enjoyed an albeit wet afternoon back in 1994 and took a ride on the 'Watercress Line'. I believe the image below shows one of the engines that your article mentioned:


Taken May 1994 (Minolta XG-M)

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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