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CEB Press: Structural Components Assembly

This guide explains how to install the primary and secondary arms, the feet, the legs, the brick-holder plate, and the dirt-keeper plate to the main frame. This is to be done after you have finished all of the steps in the fabrication section on the wiki.

CEB Press: Structural Components Assembly

Steps

Step #1: Position the main frame

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CEB Press: Structural Components Assembly
  • Set the main frame somewhere on level ground where you have access to a welder and torch and where you have at least an 8' radius of empty space. The CEB takes up a lot of room!
  • Set it so the cylinder pin is near the ground.

Step #2: Assemble the Secondary Arms

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  • Gather the secondary arms, the legs and the feet.
  • Onto the end of each leg, tighten a foot to one of its ends. Get the bolt tight enough so it won't fall off.
  • Insert one leg/foot into each of the outside leg holders on the secondary arms.
  • Adjust the height so that the top of the secondary arms will be very close to the height at the bottom of the primary arms.
  • Tighten the bolts in the leg holders so they are snug, but not too tight.

Step #3: Place the Primary Arms

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CEB Press: Structural Components Assembly
  • Clamp them on the drawer members on the frame so that they are in the proper orientation. See image.
  • If the machine is going to tip over, have a friend move the assembled secondary arms to support it so it doesn't tip.

Step #4: Attach the secondary arms to the primary arms

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CEB Press: Structural Components Assembly
  • Loosely bolt the 2 sets of arms together.
  • You may need to loosen the clamps on the primary arms. This is OK.
  • Make sure the arms are all square to eachother.
  • Tighten all bolts.
  • Loosen the clamps attaching primary arms to the frame.
  • Square the arms to the frame.

Step #5: Attach the primary arms to the frame

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  • Torch the holes in the frame through the holes in the primary arms.
  • Make sure bolts go through all holes
  • Remove the clamps and grind away any slag
  • Bolt the primary arms to the frame.

Step #6: Install Brick Holder plate, Dirt keeper plate, and sensor holder

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  • The plates go on the bottom side of the primary arms.
  • If not all the bolts go through, torch away whatever is preventing it.
  • Bolt them down so the bolt head is on the top. Tighten the nuts snug.
  • Install the sensor on the right primary arm. Its location is circled in the diagram.

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