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Need input on this cam breakage

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by MadBill » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:59 pm

I'm flashing on Adam Savage of Mythbusters hurling himself off a 35' high building in a four foot cylinder of Bubble Wrap... :shock:

PS: I wonder if aircraft Black Boxes can survive cross-country shipping? :-k
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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by hoodeng » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:11 pm

Here's a box that arrived here, the slot was the perfect shape of a fork lift tine then taped over, the contents of the box were speared through from one side to the other.The box was delivered with the person holding it with the damage facing away from me,when i signed it was also rotated as it was placed on the counter so it then also faced away from me,, as the person walked away i spun the box around to pick it up and saw the damage, i called them back as i got the phone out and took a photo,,, i told them not to worry about it too much as the date and time of signing matched the photo of the box with them in the background..

The ensuing shit fight even bought up that i may have been mistaken with my interpretation of the photo????

I have not included the point of delivery photo.

I have a stack of photos of damaged delivery's, they are sent immediately back to the consignor for them to deal with, my packaging regime includes a lot of cardboard separators and packers, bubble wrap and pactivate provide next to no protection to castings.

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by bentvalves » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 pm

"I told the driver " I think you guys got a little rough with this one" he said I've seen worse."

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by Belgian1979 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:48 am

I think the shipping companies hiring policies stink.

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by CamKing » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:28 am

hoodeng wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:11 pm
Here's a box that arrived here, the slot was the perfect shape of a fork lift tine
Back in the early 90's, before I had a laptop, I shipped one of my computers to the Cincinnati, for the PRI trade show.
When I got to the show, the box was in my booth, with a hole in the side, where they ran the fork-lift thru it.
UPS ended up paying for it, but it took about 6 months to get paid.
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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by hoodeng » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:58 pm

Wow Mike, they are still using the same reimbursement method today!! Who would have thought a model from 1990 would still have application now?

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by CamKing » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 pm

hoodeng wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Wow Mike, they are still using the same reimbursement method today!! Who would have thought a model from 1990 would still have application now?

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by Lizardracing » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 pm

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Wow. Broke in the middle of a lobe. Someone working in the shipping department has been eating his Wheaties.
When we ship a cam, it's bagged, then tightly wrapped in corrugated paper, then tightly put into a heavy walled box, and both ends are stuffed with paper, to keep the cam from moving around.
Wit hall that we go through, UPS still breaks a couple of cams a year, for us.
But then how many people throw away the cam card hidden in there like a prize in a Cracker Jack box?
One that I know of. Lol

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by hoodeng » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:52 pm

Classic example of 'How do you want your parts treated?' one shot is how a job arrived ,bubble wrap random in a box of parts that all have feature surfaces banging together sliding around in the back of a ute un-tethered, guy delivering said it was no problem as he was driving carefully!! i dont think he saw what i was getting at.
Other shot is of how it was returned , shot is my insurance if he returns it with any surface damage,, they cant blame my packaging.

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by modok » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:00 am

My father had a big guitar amp shipped, there was a small hole in the box, opened it up and there was a golf club through the speaker.
I bought a pair of torsion bars and received only one, had the sudden thought..... were they sold each? no, should have been two. Package was about half the weight when it arrived as when it shipped.
Broken cams, also had a cam escape the box, was a BIG box with many parts in it, cam BUSTED out the side, you have to wonder where the stuff ends up? Stuck in somebody elses speaker perhaps.

Common theme is LONg heavy metal object, it was in a round tube and/or busted out of the box.
Maybe it is better to use a square box, not the round tubes.
round peg in a square hole as they say.

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Re: Need input on this cam breakage

Post by CamKing » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:01 am

Lizardracing wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 pm

But then how many people throw away the cam card hidden in there like a prize in a Cracker Jack box?
One that I know of. Lol
Well, we used to put the cam card with the invoice, on the outside of the box.
My customers that were larger companies, didn't like that, because when the cam came in to their shipping department, the invoice and cam card went to their accounting department, and the cam went to their engine shop.
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