This is a demonstration of how Electrical Technology student Will Sanders developed a remote-controlled operated crane. This project is a representation of an overhead crane used in most manufacturing facilities. A crane has three basic movements, a bridge that moves from one end of the facility to the other on rails, a trolley that moves from one end of the bridge to the other, and a hoist that raises and lowers the load. Will changed the voltage type three times, he has drawn and wired all the usual limits associated with a crane hoist with an optional remote operation. The major benefit of a remote-operated crane is for safety as the operator can step around obstacles and stay a safe distance from the suspended load. Take notice also of the neatness of Will's wiring and his knowledge of this project. GREAT JOB!
Will Sanders is a Senior at Skyline High School and a 3rd-year student at Earnest Pruett Center of Technology.
Wenzel Metal Spinning
Thanks to Mr. Mark Peppers, of Wenzel Metal Spinning, for allowing Ms. Haynes, WBL coordinator, and Mr. Johnson, Welding instructor to tour the facility located in Scottsboro, AL. We are building a partnership based on student co-op opportunities. Mr. Peppers, Skyline School alumnus, guided us through the clean and organized plant. Products are used in HVAC, transportation, agriculture, and many many more places.
Wenzel Metal Spin is world-class privately-owned manufacture. Many craft trades under one roof!
Mr. Ryan Brackins is EPCOT's September "Employee of the Month!
Ryan is a junior at Woodville High School and is in the Building Construction program at EPCOT.
Mr. Luke West is EPCOT's August "Employee of the Month!
Luke is a senior at Skyline High School and currently works at Avans Machine Inc. as a co-op student. He has completed two years in the Precision Machine Technology program here at Epcot and this past summer won the gold medal in CNC Milling Specialist. His future plans include becoming a full-time machinist.
Mr. Aidan McClure is EPCOT’s May co-“Employee” of the Month!
Aidan is a Junior at Woodville High School and is in the Welding program at EPCOT. His future plans are to attend Tulsa Welding School and pursue a career in Welding.
Ms. Emily Prince is EPCOT’s May co-“Employee” of the month!
Emily is a Senior at Skyline High School and is in the Collision Repair program at EPCOT. Her future plans are to pursue a career in the automotive industry.
Mr. Julio Avitia is EPCOT's April co "Employee of the Month!
Julio is a Senior at Pisgah & is in the EPCOT Masonry program. He has taken masonry for three years. He plans to pursue a career in the construction field.
Mr. Braxton Thompson is EPCOT April co "Employee" of the month!
Braxton is a Junior at Scottsboro High School & is in the EPCOT HVAC program. His future plans are to become an HVAC Service Technician
March 2021 "Employee" of the Month!
Ms. Summer Payton is EPCOT March "Employee" of the Month!
Summer is a Senior at NSM and is in the CAD/Drafting program Drafting. Her plans after high school are to work for USPS or reach her dream job of designing video games.
February 2021 "Employee" of the Month!
Ms. Gracie McKee was EPCOT February "Employee" of the Month!
Gracie is a Sophomore at Pisgah High School & is in the Cosmetology Program. Her plans after high school are to become a Cosmetologist.
January 2021 "Employee" of the Month!
Mr. Garrett Wheeler EPCOT January "Employee" of the Month!
Garrett is a Senior Pisgah High School & has been in Diesel for 3 yrs. He won 1st place in the local SkillsUSA competition for 3 years. Plans to work for Caterpillar Inc. or own his own business.