An Engineer who's been helping us for the last few months and has now officially joined the MRW team.
Around April 2021 MRW was in crisis. We had a lot of old machinery and a rapidly growing business. This meant we kept running into electrical and maintenance problems that were very time consuming. After exploring some other options and calling in a lot of flavours Dan decided to post a plea for help to the local Hackspace page...
Tobyn answered the call and since April he has been invaluable, coming in once or twice a week to help us solve temperamental machines, install new electronics and also aid in the manufacturing and development process for the broad range of MRW products.
About a month ago Tobyn told us that he’d found a full time job and wouldn’t be able to come in regularly, so just for fun, to round off his volunteering, we asked him to write down everything he’s done in the short time he's been helping MRW. Here’s the list:
List of tasks I have done
3 Drill bank, set up and running. New enclosure for contactors and stop/start. Refit repaired motor. Remake 3 phase cable. extension. ( had no neutral connection. contactor would not latch) Milling machine coolant pump change Replace old stiff/ split conduit . Box bender Replace and extend power cable. Fix relay position. Cable tied Add earth to the control box. Make up additional extension lead Shipping container Run in cable from outside socket Add distribution board Add 2 415v sockets Add 4 230v sockets Repairs to Buddy Research Carter Variator Research Lifan 152F engine Repair and setup governor. Stops at half throttle Fitted better throttle return spring Align engine position Reposition of dynamo Replace and upgrade throttle cable Add inline filter Add hard fuel lines Design and make belt tensioner from the motor to the Carter Variator. Design and make belt tensioner from the Carter Variator to the dog clutch system Fix fuel Tank in position Remove old cables Adjust and set up carburetor Replace oil in Carter Variator Replace oil in Lifan 152F engine Machining tasks Welding up Blowers and associated machining Drilling collars for Blowers Various parts for points Tube extension for lathe Chuck handle.
Around this time we realized that MRW needed another engineer to help get our products to market. Fortunately for us Tobyn decided he wasn’t a fan of his new employer and offered to come in and work with MRW on a part time basis. We are pleased to share that this has been confirmed and Tobyn is now an official member of the MRW team and will be helping us with Maintenance, Manufacture, Design and Development for the foreseeable future.
His past volunteering with MRW has been truly invaluable and we would not be where we are today without his input.
Welcome to the team Tobyn. It’s great to have you with us!