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Chandler, AZ - Intel Fab 42 with Sarens Giant Crane by David Pivin

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David Pivin David Pivin
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1.09 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 15, 2011
Date taken
Nov 15, 2011

Intel's new $5B semiconductor factory, called FAB 42 in Chandler has the distinction of being built using the worlds largest "mobile" crane. The yellow Sarens SGC 120, nicknamed "Big Benny," was shipped to Chandler from Belgium starting in June and assembly of this massive crane was completed this week. It will soon be employed in lifting the larger components onto the factory building. The crane is mounted to the ground on a circular, 120 foot diameter set of tracks for the duration of the job. The main boom is 130 M (426 ft) long with a jib that extends another 89 M (295 ft), for a maximum height of 210 M (689 ft). It can lift as much as 3200 metric tons. To give an idea of the size, this pano was taken almost half a mile away from the crane. (Some of the smaller cranes were moving and caused a few disconnects, not stitcher errors.)

A video tour of Big Benny without the jib boom is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvdZu0HDwdE Will open in a new tab or window . The "data sheet" for all you crane fans is at www.sarens.com/media/catalog/Sarens%20SGC-120/Sarens%20SGC120.pdf Will open in a new tab or window.

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1086 megapixels (58716 x 18496 pixels)
Input images: 152 (19 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 57.5 degrees wide by 18.1 degrees high (top=15.5, bottom=-2.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-11-15 12:22:30 - 2011-11-15 12:31:35
Aperture: f/10
Exposure time: 0.002
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 471.8 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 40.1 to 46.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 34.1 to 40.9 percent
Computer stats: 16384 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 8:43 (3.4 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:06, Projection: 1:26, Blending: 6:11
(Preview finished in 4:27)

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