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First of all, the folks at MannCorp are extremely helpful and quick to respond.

There are a number of things one needs to do to get this machine running.

Setup: Pallet Jacks and Forklifts: The machine came very well packed in a crate on a pallet. I had taken the crate apart before I realized there were tilt monitors on the crate (which show that they hadn't dropped it). It weighs well over 1000 pounds. So, we went out to Harbor Freight bought a pallet jack, and were able to move it all over our building….while on the pallet. There is no way to remove the machine from a pallet with a standard pallet jack. If you have a back loading dock, you could use the pallet jack to lift the machine directly from the truck. So, we were left 3 days before Christmas trying to find a forklift. We resolved to build a ramp to the pallet so that we could move it off, and went to Home Depot and ordered 15 sheets of plywood. The great thing is that when Home Depot delivers the wood…they use a very nifty forklift that is attached to the back of the truck, to move the plywood. So, with a smile, the kind forklift driver for Home Depot may lift your PnP machine off the pallet and put it on the ground, so that you can move it around with your pallet jack.

Compressor: After looking at several models, we went with a GMC SYCLONE 4620A Ultra Quiet & Oil Free Air Compressor for $430 from Wayfair (via Amazon). This is about 1/5th of the cost of the Werther compressors, and meets the specs for pressure and CFS for air flow. This compressor is relatively quiet, and pretty fast to fill the tanks. We have yet to pick and place a component…but, unless this changes, this compressor works.

To keep the air dry we are using in-line dessicant modules: Arrow Pneumatic (ARRPMA10) PneuMasterAir Mini Disposable Desiccant Dryer, about $6 each from Amazon.

Power: The machine needs between 200-250 V to operate. While we are in an office-warehouse space, the only 220V outlet was located in the warehouse space. This might work if you are in a dry climate, but in Florida, it is not a good place to have moisture sensitive components. So, we had a 220 V line dropped into our air conditioned space. This is not a big deal for an electrician to do. But, when you aren't sure what you are doing…it can be scary to plug the machine into a new socket.

Power Cord: Yes, believe it or not…you have to buy a power cord or have a plug wired. I found one on Amazon that seems to work fine. StarTech IEC320 6 ft. Server C-13 to NEMA L6-20P 14/3 Power Cord.

Emergency Stop: The machine ships with the emergency stops locked on…they have to be turned to unlock them.

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