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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in February 2008
The Welland Canal: Driving to St. Catharines
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2/11/2008  Post a comment
A day at the Welland Canal starts driving over to the Seaway offices in St. Catharines. A bulk carrier passes under a drawbridge. Then we see gates opening as a ship exits Lock 5.
History Recorded: Welland Canal Taintor Drives, Gate Winch
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Here we see the old Taintor drives and gate winch in action. The racks go up. The counterweight comes down. Gears rotate and the valves open to refill Lock 3 from the reach separating it from Lock 2.
Old Taintor Valve Drives in Action at the Welland Canal
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Here we get close-ups of the old Taintor valve drives, which includes motors, gears, racks and pions and counterweights with the loud rush of leaking valves in the background. It's history recorded!
Welland Canal's Old Winch System in Action
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History recorded! Here we see the old winch system that operates the north gates on Lock 3 as a bulk carrier heads west toward Lake Erie. We see the gates in action using this drive, which has about another 45 days to go after 75 years of use.
Lock 7 Control Room, Power Units at the Welland Canal
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A ship carrying wind turbine blades heads toward Lake Ontario. We take a glimpse at the Lock 7 control room and a below-ground Taintor valve power unit. The video ends at Lock 3, showing a one-of-a-kind Taintor valve and gate mechanism.
Power Units, Taintor Valves at the Welland Canal
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This video shows the power unit in a room on the center pier on Lock 5. Also shown are the Taintor valves through the gate floor.
Welland Canal Gates in Action
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Continuing to shoot from the twinned flight locks' center pier, we see a cylinder in action as it opens a gate. Then a tug pulling a barge pulls into Lock 5 in the westbound lane heading toward Lake Erie.
Ships Entering Locks at the Welland Canal
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A ship enters Lock 4 as we view another ship way up in Lock 7. Seaway Engineer Iqbal Biln explains how the locks work and we see a ship arrestor in action and lock gates closing.




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