Wiring USPS Automation

American Electric of Jacksonville was commercially contracted at Jacksonville, Florida’s USPS hub facility.  The rail track motors which move the packages inside of mail carrier carts and automated gate switches which sort the packages, both needed to be replaced. The contract included the installation and wiring of these motors.  Tracks and gates run throughout the building using automation which require precise electrical work for USPS to continue their reputation of “logistics.”

The USPS logistics are not only included in the tracks and switches that move the packages but is highly emphasized in the work ethics of their employees and the contractors acquired to maintain the machines and equipment.  Under strict protocol the work needed to be completed professionally in a timely manner.

Tracks that run throughout the building also run under the flooring.  This required panels to be removed and the electricians to crawl into the tracks to complete the motor installation.

Automated switches were also wired to the automated system that functions seamlessly with carts moving on the track, scanners and gates.  These switches complete the sorting from the received packages loaded off the trucks, through facility as they are sorted then back to the loading dock for delivery.

The definition of logistics, according to Webster Dictionary is, “the things that must be done to plan and organize a complicated activity or event that involves many people”.  The electricians at American Electric, including Wesley, DJ, Mike and Thomas, have been trained to use these same principles in their trade and throughout our company.

AGC Flatglass North America Inc. Machines Disassembled

Located in west Jacksonville, just inside of the beltway, AGC Flatglass North America manufactures glass for buildings, automobiles, solar panels, tools and more. American Electric of Jacksonville Inc. was contracted by AGC Flat Glass North America to disassemble electrical components of glass cutting/manufacturing equipment for storage and relocation.

Many machines required to be disconnected from the 480 volt power supply, which includes: computers, tempering heaters, industrial power fans, overhead cranes and vertical glass saws. American Electric’s electricians were responsible for disconnecting each of these machines throughout the shop floor while W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. disassembled the machines and heavy lifting onto trucks for transportation.

Each of these machines are included in a crucial role for the glass manufacturing process while the presence of electricity is of the greatest importance. The high powered supply provides the specific output of electricity to each of the machines and the computers using terminal trips and disconnect points. At AGC glass is tempered with extreme temperatures creating a reflective mirror effect. The large industrial fan then cools the glass down after the tempering process and panel saws cut the glass into specified dimensions. Overhead cranes using suction cups allow transporting these huge sheets of glass throughout the shop and to the shipping station for pickup.

Whether it’s using a scissor lift to disconnect an overhead crane from the ceiling, or laying on our backs under a tempering heater, American Electric will have the work finished professionally. As we are hired for industrial contracts, we are able to gain insight on how everyday materials are produced and how quality electrical work is essential in keeping the manufacturing industry running smoothly.

American Electric Installs Primary Loop at Naval Station Mayport

American Electric of Jacksonville has been hired for military contracting with Navel Station Mayport to install primary wire. The navy base is located northwest of Jacksonville where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean. We installed 800 ft of primary wire from transformer to transformer through a manhole as a backfed grid system to restore power if it goes out.

We layed a 6″ PVC conduit in ditch to protect the primary wire then encased the conduit in concrete, with a copper locate wire inside, shown in the photo. A bare copper wire was also placed on top of the concrete to counterpoise, providing a grounding path for a lightening strike. The concrete was then left to dry for a day and was back-filled.

The manhole had to be core-bored and grouted where the conduit entered. And, the copper wire entering then had to be fire-taped and racked around the hole, completing the project.

American Electric of Jacksonville is grateful for the men and women who serve in our military and are proud to provide our reliable services. To our luck during this project, the USS Iwo Jima was even present, shown in the background of the photo.