OT: Floor/Oil Pans...

OK - Please note and sorry the Off-Topic, but the guys in the shop came to
me on this one.
We have a total of about 25 Gear Cutting Machines (Mikron, Fellows, Gleason,
etc) and a few of them have what they call "Floor Pans", which are basically
an approx 3' x 3' wide x 2" high rather thick gage (with corners welded)
sheet metal pans that the machines sit in the middle of, that catch debris
and splatter/drip oil from the cutting process in order to keep the floor
clean and free of oil.
I've googled and searched but am having no luck, probably because the
terminology is wrong. Anyone got an idea on what I'm actually searching
for or know any company that carries them? If not, sounds like I have to
get a local sheet metal fabricator to make some up.
I posted here as I know many of you SWx users are in the sheet metal
fabrication business and may know where to point me....
Thanks in advance,
Scott
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IYM
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Those should be very easy for any fab shop to build. I can't imagine that you'd find anything less expensive ( once shipping is included ) that's premade.
Do keep in mind that many machine tools require a substantial, solid, level base. Anything you put under the machines needs to be very flat, or accuracy will suffer. The machinist, that we use, has troughs mounted around the perimeter of his machines. They still catch the oily/greasy junk, yet allow the machines to be mounted directly to the floor. They are also made so that one corner is lower than the others, with a petcock in it. Makes for easy cleanup.
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Brian
Thanks Brian - I had a feeling that would end up being the route, but I wanted to cover all bases. Our accuracy for gear cutting usually are within .0003-.0004 when checking tooth to tooth error as well as the total composite error and are the same on both the gear cutters standing in trays and the one's that are not, so I don't think that will be a problem.
Thanks again for the help.
Scott
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> Those should be very easy for any fab shop to build. I can't imagine > that you'd find anything less expensive ( once shipping is included ) that's > premade. > > Do keep in mind that many machine tools require a substantial, solid, > level base. Anything you put under the machines needs to be very flat, or > accuracy will suffer. The machinist, that we use, has troughs mounted > around the perimeter of his machines. They still catch the oily/greasy > junk, yet allow the machines to be mounted directly to the floor. They are > also made so that one corner is lower than the others, with a petcock in it. > Makes for easy cleanup. > -- > Brian Hokanson > Starting Line Products > > > >
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