For broadcast equipment geeks and fans of industrial processes, here is an informative blog entry that’s more interesting than you might think based on our description of it.
Wheatstone’s Scott Johnson describes how a modern console’s metal box is created.
The catalyst was the construction of a very large D-5.2 TV console destined for the NFL Network. Wheatstone does its metal fabrication in-house so the reader is given a detailed tour of the laser cutter, punch press, sanding machine, bending press and the powder-coating facility.
There’s even a short video provided by the NFL of the laser cutter and punch press in action on its console. Fun fact: the laser cutter operates at 2,000 watts.