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Regarding duty cycle:
The machine would go out loaded and come back empty each cycle.
Load varies from 4,400lbs to 15,000lbs (per carriage assembly), load varies based on casing size.
Total travel per cycle is 200 inches.
Number of cycles per hour : 3-10 (depends on production rate of casing)
Max distance travelled in a year: 9.3million inches
There is one shutdown per year for maintenance.
It’s an outdoor environment with temps of -40C thru 40C with rain, snow, hail, icing, dust, etc.