Robots Beep When They Snore The beeping never stopped. The robots never slept, not even when they were unplugged. It was a nightmare. Similar Images ...based on the tags: assembly-lines, machinery... In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark. Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860. This mean-looking thing had a purpose, probably, but that function has been lost to decades of expansion. The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors. Compressors and turbines over the Eagle River. A closeup of the pulleys atop Manitoba Pool #3 which once pulled conveyor belts full of grain across the cupola building as it was sorted into the silos below. Part of the 1917 mill that had a little bit of roof left over it–most of this building was open to the sky. The birds loved it, but everything metal was quickly becoming too unstable to walk on. Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers. One of the early automated painting booths in the paint plant line.